Great Bay knocks off defending national champs

By Mike Whaley

The Great Bay Community College men’s team came from behind on Wednesday night to upend Southern Maine CC, 77-70, in South Portland, Maine, in Yankee Small College Conference action. SMCC is the USCAA defending national champions.

The Herons (15-7, 7-7) trailed 33-30 at the half, but turned it around over the final 20 minutes to claim their eighth victory in their last 10 games. Theodore Wolfe led four players in double digits with a double-double – 16 points and 11 rebounds. Kingsley Breen (Dover) added 15, Jesus Carpio notched 11 and Ethan Arnold (Wakefield) scored 10. Alex Tavares (Portsmouth) contributed nine points and nine boards.

Thomas Martinotti paced four SMCC (15-7, 7-4) players in double figures with 15 points.

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