ORONO, Maine – The University of Maine men's basketball team fell to hot-shooting Hartford 63-49 on Thursday night at the Memorial Gym. Maine falls to 8-9 overall and 2-4 in America East play while Hartford goes to 4-14 and 4-2 in league play. Maine was led by its America East Player of the Game Alasdair Fraser (Falkirk, Scotland) who had 12 points, eight rebounds and three assists.
Maine took an early 7-4 lead before the Hawks answered with a pair of threes.
The Hawks went on a 13-to-4 run to take a 23-14 lead with 4:48 left, but Maine scored the next six points and got within three on a Kilian Cato (Espoo, Finland) dunk with 1:48 left.
The Hawks scored the last four points of the half taking a 27-20 lead into hafltime.
Fraser scored six points and had four rebounds to lead Maine in the first half. Cato added six points and three boards.
Hartford shot 50 percent in the first half while Maine shot 34.8 percent.
In the second half, the hot-shooting Hawks took a 48-30 lead midway through the half.
Maine continued to battle, but could not quite close the gap as Hartford wound up shooting 51.2 percent for the game and converting 8-of-20 shots from long range. Maine shot 38.5 percent and 23.1 percent from distance.
Genesis Maciel was Hartford's Player of the Game with 12 points.