LENNOXVILLE, Quebec-The University of Maine men's basketball team defeated Bishop's University of Quebec by the score of 81-54 to kick off Maine's Canadian exhibition tour. The Black Bears were led by Sean McNally (Gardiner, Maine) who notched 17 points and nine rebounds and Malachi Peay (Brooklyn, N.Y.) who had a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds to go with two steals and two blocks.
Maine got off to a quick start, taking a 12-5 lead midway through the first quarter before taking a 21-11 lead into the second quarter as eight different Black Bears scored.
Maine would extend the lead in the second quarter, as McNally would score Maine's first seven points before a pair of Peay layups and a Raheem Singleton (Boston, Mass.) layup with 11 seconds left would give the Black Bears a 34-19 edge at halftime.
Maine was led in the first half by McNally who had seven points, five rebounds and two blocks while Peay notched seven points and three boards.
Bishop's would close the gap to 43-32 midway through the third quarter, but the Black Bears erupted for a 16-to-nothing run to finish the quarter courtesy of a Troy Barnies (Auburn, Maine) free throw, a Jon McAllian (Bangor, Maine) three-pointer, and four points each from Singleton, Peay and freshman Alasdair Fraser (Falkirk, Scotland).
The Black Bears would get a solid team effort in the fourth to take the victory.
Singleton finished with nine points, four rebounds and three assists while Barnies finished with 10 points, four rebounds and two assists.
Maine held the rebounding edge 44-29 while shooting 48.3 percent from the filed and limiting Bishop's to 32.8 percent shooting.
Oraine Green led Bishop's with 12 points, three rebounds and three assists.