Men's basketball wins 10th game with victory over UMF

WATERVILLE, Maine -- Sam Jefferson had 12 of his game-high 19 points in the second half as Colby College won its 10th game of the season with a 74-65 victory against University of Maine at Farmington on Monday at Wadsworth Gymnasium.
 
The Mules (10-3 overall) and UMF (7-4) were scheduled to play Tuesday, but the game was moved to Monday.
 
By the numbers
* Jefferson was 7-for-12 from the field, 3-of-7 from 3-point range, and had five rebounds. Noah Tyson led the way with nine rebounds and added eight points and three assists.
 
* Ronan Schwarz had eight of his 10 points in the opening half for the Mules. Wallace Tucker (pictured) scored 11 points and dished four assists, Matt Hanna had nine points, while Ethan Schlager and Devin Davis both came off the bench with six points and two assists. 
 
* Amir Moss paced the Beavers with 17 points, seven rebounds, three steals, and a pair of assists. Bill Ruby and Riley Robinson each had 11 points.
 
* Milani Hicks finished with nine points and three steals, while UMF teammate Issac Witham scored nine and dished a game-high six assists. Jack Kane came off the bench with eight points on 4-for-5 shooting and three assists.
 
* The teams each had 39 rebounds and both shot about 44 percent from the field. The Mules, however, made 13 3-point field goals to UMF's two.
 
Game highlights
* The Beavers darted out to an 11-5 lead, but the game tightened up and Colby pushed out to a 28-24 margin. The Mules used a 9-0 scoring run thanks to two baskets by Schwarz, a bucket by Tyson, and a 3-point shot by Jefferson to go up 37-24.
 
* After taking a 42-34 margin into halftime, Colby nearly had UMF tie the game. Kane scored inside to make it 51-49 and then Moss went 1-of-2 from the foul line for a 51-50 Mule lead.
 
* The Mules responded with a 3-point shot by Schlager and a jumper from Sean Gilmore to bring the lead to 56-50. With the score 56-52, Jefferson had a 4-point play and a layup to push the lead to 10 at 62-52.
 
Next up
* Colby plays host to Pine Manor College at 6 p.m. Thursday.
 
* The Beavers play at Northern Vermont-Lyndon at 5:30 p.m. Friday.
 
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