Tuesday, November 18, 2008
100 Club Classic Champs
Congratulations to the Black Bears on their 60-47 title game victory over host Kennesaw State (Ga.). The victory puts UMaine at 2-0 on the young season with a game Wednesday at Princeton.
Mark Socoby was named the outstanding player of the tournament. He compiled 32 points and 13 rebounds in the two games, including a double-double in the title game.
Sophomore forward Troy Barnies was named to the all-tournament team. He had 16 points and 6 rebounds vs. Kennesaw. Freshman forward Svetoslav Chetinov got off to a strong start with a combined 14 points and 11 rebounds. Senior guard Junior Bernal had 11 assists in the tourney.
Led by freshman guard Gerald McLemore (24 points), the Black Bears defeated Northern Illinois of the Mid-American Conference, 77-64, in the first round.