Thursday, January 26, 2012

Lovin' Lundholm

Stealing a page from Tommy Heinsohn, let me say, "I love Lundholm."

Maybe my University of New Hampshire and America East friend is on to something. After yet another UMaine win at New Hampshire Wednesday night, a text arrived mentioning that "maybe the Black Bears ought to consider relocating its home games to Lundholm Gym and lure York and Cumberland county UMaine fans."

For whatever reason, the Black Bears love playing at Lundholm and it shows. Last night, UMaine pounded out an 80-69 win that snapped a five-game losing streak. The game was close throughout, but the Black Bears' dominance on the boards and ability to pick up key buckets from offensive sets made the difference each time the Wildcats threatened.

The Black Bears have won three straight at New Hampshire and are 8-1 on their border rivals' home floor since 2004.

Solid interior work by Ali Fraser, Mike Allison and Travon Wilcher was complemented by guards Gerald McLemore, Raheem Singleton and Justin Edwards.

UMaine proved to this viewer that it has the components to be a successful team in America East. Consistency will determine how that plays out.

With the victory, UMaine remains in sixth place, one game behind Hartford and two back of Albany.

No comments: