Willie and the SeaWolves Stifle Cougars

First-year Willie Brown.
First-year Willie Brown.

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine— The Southern Maine Community College (SMCC) men's basketball team picked up its fourth win of the season in a 20-point rout of the Cougars from Holyoke Community College on Saturday, Nov. 4.

The SeaWolves ran away with an 8-0 start to begin the game until the Cougars pulled within one with a 9-2 run of their own. First-year Gregory Trinidad (Lawrence, Mass.) made consecutive three-pointers to fuel another 12-0 run by the home team before Holyoke evened the game at 22-22. SMCC would go on another 16-3 sprint to take a 38-25 lead—all before the halftime whistle sounded.

The SeaWolves posted 48 points in the second half, 28 from the bench, to remain undefeated at 4-0 this season.

12 different players contributed to the scoresheet for the SeaWolves, three in double figures. First-year Willie Brown (Willimantic, Conn.) poured in a season-high 19 points, collecting five dimes in 22 minutes of work. The Pelham Connection, juniors Dylan Silvestri (Pelham, N.H.) and Ryan Cloutier (Pelham, N.H.), combined for 23 points and nine rebounds, as co-captain Anderson Kavutse (Westbrook, Maine) went for eight and seven from the forward position.

Holyoke's Devante Wardell was the game's high scorer with 27 on 10-15 shooting.

The SMCC offense assisted on 22 of its 33 baskets, shooting 46.5 percent from the floor. The SeaWolves invaded the post, scoring 32 points in the paint and going 10-13 from the charity stripe.

View the photo gallery of the game HERE.

The SeaWolves begin Yankee Small College Conference (YSCC) play at Paul Smith's College on Friday, Nov. 10. SMCC is 2-0 in its previous two meetings with the Bobcats. Tip-off from New York is scheduled for 2 p.m.

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