University of New Hampshire senior guard Jermaine Anderson (Beverly, Mass.) was named America East Player of the Game as he compiled 19 points and three assists in a 65-56 loss to the University of Maine Black Bears at Lundholm Gymnasium on Saturday afternoon.
    The Wildcats drop their fourth straight contest as their record dips to 8-16 and 4-7 in conference play. The Black Bears, who have won six of their last seven, improve to 11-12, 6-5 in America East.
    Kevin Reed led Maine with 15 points and eight rebounds and was named America East Player of the Game for his efforts as the Black Bears led throughout most of the contest.  Reed posted a 12-foot jumper with 14:19 left in the first half to put Maine up for good. The Wildcats trailed 30-22 at halftime and cut the score to two (44-42) on an Anderson free throw with 12 minutes remaining. Anderson, who currently leads the conference at the charity stripe, is shooting 61-of-71 for the season (86 percent). The Black Bears regained control of the contest and went on a 18-4 run, led by Junior Bernal's and Jon Sheets’ combined 18 points as the Black Bears shot 44 percent for the contest.
    UNH sophomore guard Tyrece Gibbs (Brockton, Mass.) was the only other Wildcat in double-figures with 14 points and five rebounds. Freshman forward Radar Onguetou (Yaoundé, Cameroon) notched eight points and eight rebounds in the loss.
    The Wildcats return to action on Thursday (Feb. 8) with a visit to the Hartford Hawks.  Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m.
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