The Clippers had a very balanced attack with 11 players scoring points and only one in double figures. Dreu Johnson finished the game with 15 points . Floyd Higgins led in rebounds with 8. Maine-Presque Isle was led by Chase Vicaire with 16 points and Kevin Collins with 12 points.
Coach Brady stated,"I am very happy with the team effort that was made to win this game. We faced adversity in the second half and stuck together and showed some togetherness. I am proud of these four seniors that we played for tonight."
The win brings the Clippers record to 15-10 with one regular season conference game to play. The Clippers play New Hampshire Tech in a make up game Saturday afternoon in Machias. Game time for the game is 3:30 pm.
Dreu Johnson came to UMM from Las Vegas, Nevada and has been a student at UMM for this year. Dreu is a 1 year letter winner for the Clippers after spending time at Truett McConnell College and Alcorn State. This season Dreu started 15 of the 24 games so far for the Clippers and averaged 9 points and 4 assists per game. Dreu has come on late in the season shooting 40% from the three point line and has shown excellent passing throughout the season. Off the court Dreu is a musician and has spent time playing football at the college level as well. Coach Brady had this to say about Dreu," Dreu has a lot of God given ability for the game of basketball, he sees the floor well and has an excellent offensive game. Dreu is also a lot of fun off the court with his charismatic personality. I am proud that he is on track to complete his degree this May" We wish Dreu good luck as he finishes his degree in Sports Management and graduates in May. Dreu has aspirations to work for a sports marketing firm. Thank you Dreu!
Brian Getchell stayed home to attend UMM as he is from Machias. Brian is a 3 year letter winner in the basketball program and has been a student at UMM for three and a half years. On the court Brian has been an integral part of the teams front court the last three seasons having started in most of the games during his first two seasons with the program and averaging 7 points per game over his career. Brian has been recognized as an All Conference Academic Team member for 2 seasons and will earn Academic All-American honors this season. Brian also was the Male Champion of Character winner at the CAPY awards in 2013. Off the court Brian has already completed a two year internship with the Maine Forest Service. Brian has also been a Teachers Assistant for Rick Scribner teaching two classes Search and Rescue and Outdoor Rec One. Brian has also made himself valuable becoming Nationally certified as a Structural and Wildland Firefighter. Brian is an avid outdoorsmen who loves Hunting and Fishing. Coach Brady had this to say about Brian,"Brian has been a joy to coach. He comes to practice ready to work hard on a daily basis and always represents the program in a positive way. Brian sets the example of what a student athlete should be." We wish Brian good luck as he finishes his degree in Environmental Recreation and Tourism Management with a concentration in Recreation and Natural Resources this May. Brian has aspirations to start his career in law enforcement. Thank you Brian!
Aaron Van Burencame to UMM from Bradenton, Florida. Aaron is a 4 year letter winner in the basketball program and has been a student at UMM for 4 years. Prior to coming to UMM Aaron red shirted one season at Pfieffer College in North Carolina and also played a prep school year at Impact Academy in Sarasota, Florida. Aaron has had a very good career at UMM and is known for his three point shooting ability. Aaron started most of the games during his junior season and has been a steady wing player for the Clippers. Aaron also was a member of the 2012 team that qualified for the USCAA Nationals. Off the court Aaron volunteered with Big Brothers. Coach Brady had this to say about Aaron, "Aaron loves the game of basketball and has been fun to coach. I am proud of him for the improvements he made over his four year career here at UMM." We wish Aaron good luck as he finishes his degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Sports and Fitness Management and Coaching. Aaron has aspirations to continue playing basketball internationally. Aaron also sees himself training athletes and coaching in the future as he pursues a career in the sports management field. Thank you Aaron!
Floyd Higgins came to UMM from Orlando, Florida. Floyd is a 4 year letter winner with the basketball program and is completing his 4th year as a student as well. Floyd has had a decorated career at UMM earning several awards. This year Floyd was named Yankee Conference Player of the Week on January 26th. Floyd was also named to the second team Yankee All Conference team in each of the last 2 seasons and last year was an honorable mention USCAA All American. Floyd was also recognized as the MVP of the star city classic his sophomore season. Floyd has been a tremendous threat for the Clippers accumulating over 1000 points and over 500 rebounds during his career. Besides playing basketball Floyd ran cross country for the Clippers last year. Coach Brady had this to say about Floyd," It's hard to believe that Floyd has been here for 4 years. He has had a great career and will be difficult to replace." We wish Floyd good luck as he finishes his degree in Business with a concentration in Sports and Fitness Management. Floyd has aspirations to continue playing basketball internationally before he pursues a career in business. Thank you Floyd!