WATERVILLE, Maine – Noah Tyson went 8-for-11 from three-point range as the Colby College Mules shot nearly 60 percent from beyond the arc, sinking 23 three-pointers, to run past the University of Southern Maine Huskies in the final game of the Colby College Tip Off Tournament at Wadsworth Gymnasium.
The win is the second straight for the Mules who improve to 2-0 on the season. Southern Maine had its season-opening two-game win streak halted and is now 2-1.
Tyson finished with a game-high 24 points for the Mules and pulled down seven rebounds. Matt Hanna was one assist shy of a triple double for Colby with 16 points, 10 rebounds, nine assists and three steals. Hanna was 7-for-10 from the field as the Mules shot 57.7 percent (41-for-71) from the field as a team.
Junior Jayvon Pitts-Young (Portland, Maine) and senior Christian McCue (Hampden, Maine/Hampden Academy) led the way for the Huskies. Pitts-Young had a team-high 22 points on 8-for-17 shooting from the field, adding a team-high five assists. McCue was 6-for-13 from the floor, including a pair of threes for 18 points. McCue added four rebounds, three assists, two steals and a blocked shot. Sophomore Ian Nagle (Bangor, Maine) had a solid performance off of the bench for the Huskies, shooting 4-for-5 from the field, for a career-high 11 points, and snagged eight rebounds.
The Huskies shot well in the first half, 41.4 percent (12-for-29), and were led by 15 first-half points from Pitts-Young, but ran into a red-hot Colby team that sank 12 first-half three-pointers for a 63-36 halftime lead. Tyson sank seven of his 10 threes in the opening stanza as Colby took a commanding lead and held for the game.
Southern Maine returns to action at Bates in non-conference action on Tuesday (7:30 p.m.).