November 22, 2013

Clippers Beat Mariners

CASTINE, Maine -- Maine-Machias saw all of its starters reach double figures in an 84-57 win over Maine Maritime Friday in a non-conference men's basketball game. The Clippers improved to 4-2, while the Mariners dropped to 0-4.

Aaron Van Buren, Elias Gutierrez and Brian Getchell each scored 15 points for Machias and AC Ford and Floyd Higgins added 12 each. Higgins pulled down a game-high eight rebounds and Ford dished out a game-high nine assists.

Jason Hatch paced Maine Maritime with 13 points. Tyler Chiasson added nine and Dylan Price eight. Logan Poirier grabbed a team-best five rebounds.

The Mariners led by four, 9-5, five minutes into the game when Hatch connected from long distance. Van Buren answered with a trey to put the Clippers within one, 9-8. Maine Maritime took an 11-8 lead after a pair of Chiasson free throws but Machias evened the game with an Elvis Nunez layup and Gutierrez' free throw.

The Mariners took a two-point lead, 14-12, after Price drained a three, and led 18-14 after Garrett Libby's jumper at 10:31. Ford tied the game with a jumper at 9:15, 20-20, and the Clippers never trailed again as they went into the break ahead 39-31.

Maine Maritime got as close as six, 42-36 on a pair of Hatch free throws with 18:40 left in the game. A Van Buren free throw gave the Clippers a 59-39 lead with 15 minutes left and Machias led by as much as 28, 82-54, on a Van Buren jumper.

The Clippers return to YSCC play Sunday, Novenber 24th when they travel to Concord, NH for a YSCC match up.

MACHIAS 84, MAINE MARITIME 57

MACHIAS (4-2)

Aaron Van Buren 5-10 3-3 15; Elias Gutierrez 4-8 6-6 15; Brian Getchell 6-8 3-5 15; Floyd Higgins 4-7 4-5 12; AC Ford 5-6 1-2 12; Erick Andrews 3-3 0-0 7; Ben Teer 1-3 2-2 4; Elvis Nunez 1-4 2-2 4; Jackson Paddock 0-0 0-0 0; Kaleb Staples 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 29-49 21-25 84.

MAINE MARITIME (0-4)

Jason Hatch 4-5 2-2 13; Garrett Libby 4-18 0-0 9; Tyler Chaisson 2-6 5-9 9; Dylan Price 3-5 0-1 8; Zach Radcliffe 2-4 1-2 6; Logan Poirier 2-3 0-0 4; David Breunig 1-4 0-0 3; John-Peter Michaud 0-1 3-6 3; Dylan Stevens 1-10 0-0 2; Anthony Langella 0-3 0-0 0; Morgan Hughey 0-2 0-0 0; Alec Hazlewood 0-1 0-0 0; Brian Goda 0-1 0-0 0; Ryan Backus 0-1 0-0 0; Adam Poliquin 0-2 0-0 0; Shep Carter 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 19-67 11-20 57.

Machias....................... 39 45 - 84

Maine Maritime................ 31 26 - 57

3-point goals--Machias 5-13 (Aaron Van Buren 2-6; Elias Gutierrez 1-2; Erick Andrews 1-1; AC Ford 1-1; Ben Teer 0-1; Floyd Higgins 0-2), Maine Maritime 8-26 (Jason Hatch 3-3; Dylan Price 2-3; Zach Radcliffe 1-3; Garrett Libby 1-9; David Breunig 1-3; Alec Hazlewood 0-1; Shep Carter 0-1; Dylan Stevens 0-2; Tyler Chaisson 0-1).

Fouled out--Machias-Elvis Nunez, Maine Maritime-Zach Radcliffe. Rebounds--Machias 39 (Floyd Higgins 8), Maine Maritime 36 (John-Peter Michaud 5; Logan Poirier 5). Assists--Machias 19 (AC Ford 9), Maine Maritime 13 (Dylan Stevens 3). Total fouls--Machias 21, Maine Maritime 20. Technical fouls--Machias-None, Maine Maritime-None. A-38