DURHAM, N.H.-- Errick Greene scored 17 points and three others scored in double digits as the University of Maine defeated the University of New Hampshire in America East basketball action on Sunday afternoon in front of 513 at Lundholm Gymnasium.
Maine (7-11, 4-3 America East) took the lead for good midway through the second half after New Hampshire (7-12, 4-4 America East) took a 44-43 lead on a basket by Kyle Peterson with 12:17 to go in the contest. The Black Bears regained the lead at 12:03 on a three-pointer by Clayton Brown to make it 46-44 Maine. That was the start of a key 15-3 run by the visitors that gave them an 11-point lead (58-47) with 7:40 left on the clock.
The Wildcats would then get no closer than seven points 60-53 with 5:25 to go after a pair of Chris Brown free throws.
In the first half, UNH held a narrow two-point advantage (12-10) with 13:09 to go, until Maine went on a 9-0 run to go up 19-12 with 9:23 left before the intermission. During that run, Maine's Brown had five points and Campbell had four. The Black Bears led at the half, 37-31.
UNH was led in scoring by Chris Brown, who had 14 points and a game-high 13 rebounds for his eleventh double-double of the season. The Wildcats also received double-digit scoring efforts from Austin Ganly with 11 and Allen Gould with 10.
Other double-digit scorers for Maine included Campbell with 15, Brown with 11, and Todd Tibberts with 10.
UNH outrebounded Maine by a 38-35 margin, but shot poorly with a percentage of .355 (22x62), as compared to a much better shooting percentage of .468 for Maine (22x47.
The Wildcats will return to action on Wed., Jan. 30 at Albany. Game time is 7 p.m. UNH returns home on Saturday, Feb. 2, when the team entertains Binghamton. Game time is 7 p.m. in Lundholm Gymnasium.