BANGOR, Maine (AP) Aaron Calixte had 15 points on 6-of-7 shooting, including three 3-pointers, and Vernon Lowndes Jr. added 14 points to help Maine beat Division III Maine-Presque Isle 75-55 on Tuesday night.
Ilker Er finished with 10 points and six rebounds for Maine (2-6).
Lowndes made a 3 and then a layup to give the Black Bears a 7-0 lead and Calixte scored eight points – including back-to-back 3-pointers – during a 13-0 run that made it 20-3 fewer than seven minutes in. Maurice Harris hit a 3 and Kevin Collins converted a 3-point play as UMPI scored 14 of the first 15 second-half points and trimmed its deficit to nine points, but Maine scored the next 11 to make it 52-32 with 12 minutes left and cruised from there.
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Collins had 18 points and Harris finished with 14 for UMPI.
Maine made 28 of 56 from the field, including 11 of 27 from 3-point range.