FARMINGTON, Maine -- Steven Daley (Westwood, Mass.) made two key baskets in the final 1:46 and Alex Dorion (Needham, Mass.) hit two big free throws to give Colby College the lead for good in a 63-60 victory over University of Maine at Farmington on Saturday.
The Beavers (2-7 overall) took a 58-55 lead on two free throws by Riley Robinson with 2:16 to play. Daley, who had nine points and six rebounds, had two inside baskets with 1:46 and 53 seconds to play for a 59-58 Mule lead.
Patrick Stewart (Bangor, Maine) made a steal for Colby and sank two free throws with eights seconds to play for the final points.
Colby shot 17-for-22 from the foul line and had a 37-33 rebounding advantage. The Mules also had a 26-4 margin in bench scoring.
Colby battled back from two eight-point deficits in the first half to take a 25-24 lead at intermission. The Beavers had leads of 11-3 and 15-7. The Mules tied the game at 18-18 and went ahead on Steiner's 3-point shot with 5:40 to play.
The Mules went 6-for-7 from the foul line in the final 2:44, including two free throws from Steiner to cut UMF's lead to 56-55.