Widespread Production Powers SeaWolves By Clippers

Sophomore Anderson Kavutse, junior Ryan Cloutier.
Sophomore Anderson Kavutse, junior Ryan Cloutier.

MACHIAS, Maine— The Southern Maine Community College (SMCC) men's basketball team rolled to their fourth Yankee Small College Conference (YSCC) victory of the season 89-71 at the University of Maine at Machias on Saturday, Dec. 2.

Like the women, the men followed suit with a hot start jumping out a 17-2 lead off the tip. The Clippers closed their deficit to eight near the midway point in the first half on a made three-pointer by Darius Clark (Melbourne, Fl.). The SeaWolves posted 48, featuring 12 from first-year Willie Brown (Willimantic, Conn.), in the first to hold a 15-point lead at the half.

The Clippers brought it back to five with 11:42 left but the road team prevailed outscoring Machias 16-13 to finish the game. The SeaWolves shot 55.2 percent (16-29) from the floor and 50 percent (3-6) from beyond the arc to go along with 41 second-half points.

Five SeaWolves scored in double figures—leading the way was junior Ryan Cloutier (Pelham, N.H.) with 15. First-year Jacobee Burpee (Manchester, N.H.) finished with the key performance of the game with 13 points on a perfect 6-6 shooting. Burpee collected six assists in 28 minutes of work. Junior co-captain Dylan Silvestri (Pelham, N.H.) recorded his third consecutive double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds.

The Clippers' Travonne Thompson (Melbourne, Fl.) and Clark combined for 43 points and 14 rebounds.

In a post-game interview, Assistant Coach AJ Burton stated, "Today was a great bounce back win after a short turnaround. The guys came out strong and from top to bottom, everyone contributed in another conference win."

View the photo gallery of the game HERE.

The SeaWolves improve to 4-2 in conference action, 8-3 overall. Machias ranks one spot below SMCC in the conference standings at 3-2, 4-6 overall.

SMCC will play host to Hampshire College on Friday, Dec. 8 in the last of its six-game conference stretch. The SeaWolves are 5-0 against the conference foe in recent history. Tip off from The HUB is set for 7:30 p.m.

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