Machias, ME- The University of Maine at Machias men's basketball team defeated the University of Maine at Augusta 99-76 Saturday afternoon in the Reynolds Center. The win improves the Clippers to 2-0 in the Yankee Small College Conference standings.
The Clippers used a balanced scoring effort with five players scoring double figures. Elias Gutierrez tallied 23 points with 5 assists, Floyd Higgins had 16 points, Aaron Van Buren and Ben Teer each had 15 points and Erick Andrews 10 points. AC Ford had a nice game distributing the ball with 13 assists and only 2 turnovers. The Moose were led by Jesse Smith with 22 points, Brandon Rogers 17 points and Caleb Mcguire 11 points.
Clipper Coach Brac Brady was pleased with the outcome, "I was happy that we improved as a team today. Our communication was better on defense today and we executed offensively. It's a lot of fun to watch when we share the ball as we did today. "
The Clippers return to action Sunday, November 10th when they travel to Eastern Maine for a 2 pm tip.