The UMaine men's basketball got its first win of the season and the women's team won its game at the Miami Thanksgiving Tournament.

UMaine Men 78   Quinnipiac 72: Coach Bob Walsh and his Bears get their first win, beating Quinnipiac in Connecticut. Junior college transfer Vernon Lowndes Jr. had one of those shooting days - 7-for-7 from the field, 5-for-5 from the three-point line. Lowndes scored 20 points and hauled down nine rebounds in 25 minutes of play. As a team, the Black Bears shot 53% from the field and 56% on threes...Aaron Calixte added 18 points...The 1-5 Bears play at Georgetown Tuesday night.

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UMaine Women 75   Kennesaw St. 72: Coach Amy Vachon and her Black Bears doubled up their opponent 42-21 in the first half and didn't stop scoring. Fanny Wadling had a career high 17 points, Julie Brosseau scored 16 and earned a spot of the all-tourney team. Tanesha Sutton had a double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds.

The 4-2 Black Bears head to Toledo next on November 30th.

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