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Men's Basketball Quarterfinal Results

College of St. Joseph’s                   86    
U-Maine Augusta                            81
Eastern Maine CC                           60
Southern Maine CC                        77
U-Maine Machias                           89
NHTI                                                 74
Central Maine CC                            70
Vermont Technical College            72
Concord, NH: The final game in the YSCC Elite 8 Quarterfinal round saw the Vermont Technical College Knights escape with a 72-70 victory over the Central Maine Community College Mustangs.  The Mustangs carried a seven point lead into half time but it was quickly erased in the second half.  The game went back and forth for the final 20 minutes of play with the Mustangs failing to convert several attempts to tie.  The Knights were led by a double-double effort from Jamal Hughes who finished with 22 points and 10 rebounds.  Carrington Miller led the way for the Mustangs in the losing effort with 20 points and 8 rebounds.
The third matchup in the YSCC Men’s Elite 8 Quarterfinal round featured tournament hosts the NHTI Lynx and U-Maine Machias Clippers.  The U-Maine Machias Clippers topped the NHTI Lynx 89-74.  The Clippers held a 12 point lead at the half and would hold on in the second half despite only outscoring the Lynx by three in the second half.  The Clippers were led by four players in double digits; both Ben Teer and Floyd Higgins scored 16 points, Higgins also added 11 rebounds.  The Lynx were led by a pair of scorers, Yordy Tavarez and Ethan Rutledge.  Tavarez scored 32 points and Rutledge added 20 points in the loss to U-Maine Machias.
In the second game of the of the YSCC Men’s Elite 8 Quarterfinal round, Southern Maine Community College  defeated Eastern Maine Community College 77-60.  Southern Maine jumped to a 38-19 lead after the first half, but Eastern Maine would make things interesting in the second half by out-scoring Southern Maine 41-39.  Southern Maine had a balanced scoring attack, with four players in double digits.  Tyheem Simon led the Sea Wolves in scoring with 18 points.  The Golden Eagles had three players in double figures in points and were led by Brett Deniger who had 20 points.
In the opening game of the YSCC Men’s Elite 8 Quarterfinal round, the College of St. Joseph’s defeated U-Maine Augusta 86-81.  The game between the Fighting Saints and the Moose was close throughout with the Fighting Saints pulling away with the win in the last minute of play.  St. Joseph’s was led by Dre Anderson and Kashean Alston who both finished with double-double numbers.  Anderson finished with 24 points and 10 rebounds, while Alston finished with 19 points and 12 rebounds.  U-Maine Augusta was led by a pair of players as well, Brandon Rodgers and Keith Chesley.  Rogers posted a double-double with 28 points and 14 rebounds.  Chesley finished with 21 points in the losing effort.
Saturday Semifinal Matchups
12 Noon              Women               CSJ vs. UMA
2 PM                    Women               CMCC vs. SMCC
4 PM                    Men                     CSJ vs. UMM
6 PM                    Men                     SMCC vs. VTC