Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Katherine McNamara Attends 'Donate A Photo' Holiday Kick-Off Event

New York City, New York - Twenty year old actress Katherine McNamara looked gorgeous wearing alice + olivia black top, colorful skirt with black heels attends 'Donate A Photo' holiday kick-off event held at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 in New York City.

Katherine is a accomplished actress who will be seen in premiering soon movie "Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials " and ABC Family TV series 'Shadowhunters'.

You Can Be A Part of Maine Filmmaker Doug Mills Latest Film "Race The Wind"

Maine Filmmaker Doug Mills announces the launch of a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds needed to release his newest film “Race the Wind” in the spring of 2016. This film is the second in the WINDJAMMER documentary series and was filmed over the last three years with Maine’s historic windjammer fleet.

Imagine if you could know ahead of time the important moments of history and be there to photograph that moment. So many historic moments have gone by unrecognized by those present and only later realized the significance of that very moment.

The second in the “Windjammer” series “Race The Wind” is a documentary film capturing the history along with the grace and beauty of the Maine windjammer, many of witch are over 100 years old as they sail in the Great Schooner Race, hailed as "the largest annual gathering of traditional schooners in America,"
Contributing to the Great Schooner Race’s quirkiness, it is one of the only sailing events in the world that requires no prior sailing experience on the part of the participants!  Every summer since 1977, the Maine Windjammer Association has hosted the Great Schooner Race, providing an opportunity for captains, crews and passengers aboard traditional vessels from all over the Eastern Seaboard
to rendezvous for a fun day of racing some of the most historic vessels in America. The history of racing these magnificent wooden coasting schooners started over a century ago with sailors trying to beat their competitors
to market. The first boat back to port always got the best price for their cargo— perhaps fish, lumber, granite or even Christmas trees. The "Race" was always unspoken, but ever present.

The golden age of sail is long gone, but, on the coast of Maine the golden age of the Maine windjammer is at its height. There was a time when sail was king on the coast of Maine. The lime trade, granite & marble, lumber
from virgin forests, ice and the fishing trades all employed sailing craft to move their products. The lime trade alone employed over 200 two masted schooners in Rockland and the surrounding coastal Maine towns. Steam powered vessels were making some of the longer trans-Atlantic runs and the passenger trade up and down the coast. However, for coastal trade and the hundreds of islands located just off the coast of Maine sail is still king.  On any given day, the coastal waters would be filled with these two masted schooners delivering cargo to and
from all the coastal towns. They are the lifeline for those living on the islands, delivering everything from lumber to butter and even your grandfather’s new Sunday suit. Today only a handful of the sailing vessels remain. Many of them were simply used until they were worn out and replaced by a new one. During the Great Depression, thousands of these boats were just abandoned where they stood and left to rot. There is, however, a place where during the summer and fall you can still see these historic vessels sailing the clear blue waters the Atlantic much the way they have for the past 200 years. Penobscot Bay is located on the coast of Maine and on any given day in the summer you may be able to see as many as 15 or more of these proud sailing vessels, known as windjammers. Many of these boats have been sailing for over 100 years! They are truly living history.  A 2016 release is expected and you are invited to be a part of it.

All those who contribute to the campaign at least $10 will have their names in the final credits of the film and those who contribute more will also receive some great “Race the Wind” CD:s Tee shirts and one of a kind art from the film!
Help us fund this film and get some great "Race The Wind" swag!

Doug Mills is Photographer and Curator of The Maine Windjammer Project one of the largest collections of nautical photographs centered around the historic fleet of two and three masted schooners, which sail the Maine waters. Started in 2007 The Maine Windjammer Project is an ongoing project to document the modern history of the historic windjammers on the coast of Maine. Many of these boats are over 100 years old two are over 142 years, launched in 1871.
This unique photographic history covers from 2007 to the present, sailing, haul out and the special events, such as The Great Schooner Race 2010 to present. This extensive archive is available to maritime and American history museums and those doing research on these last surviving boats.

Out of the Maine Windjammer Project has grown WINDJAMMER PICTURES to create a series of documentaries:
“Windjammer” Finished in 2014 presents the history and tradition of the Maine Windjammer narrated by long time schooner captain Jim Sharp.
“Race The Wind” in production expected to be finished in 2016, gives a taste of the thrill of sailing these historic ships.
“Sail Into The Future” filming now, explores the preservation and the future of the Maine Windjammer.
With over 40 years in the arts, Doug brings a wealth of artistic expression to his films and photography. Doug's photos and films will transport you to a place where life is simple and the rugged unspoiled beauty will take your breath away.

Help us fund this film and get some great "Race The Wind" swag!

Bindi Irwin & Derek Hough Wins Dancing With Stars Season Twenty One

Los Angeles, California - The delightful seventeen year old Conservationist Bindi Irwin won the mirror ball during the two night finale of 'Dancing With The Stars' on Monday, November 23rd and Tuesday, November 24th with her professional dance partner Derek Hough.

Bindi danced to a perfect tune of 60 points for her two dances on Monday night and 30 points for the final dance on Tuesday night.

Bindi tweeted after the finale, "I am speechless. I can't tell you how much love I have for all of your support throughout this beautiful journey."
Derek tweets with the above instagram photo, "Pure ecstasy !!!! Thank you for the love and support! I couldn't be more happy for my beautiful@bindisueirwin. What a perfect way to finish a perfect season with a perfect person. #DWTS #thechampishere#season21dwts"

Bindi Sue Irwin is an Australian actress, television presenter, and conservationist. She is the daughter of Steve Irwin and Terri Irwin.

Congratulations Bindi and Derek for winning this season of 'Dancing With The Stars'.

"Entering Rockland Harbor" The Maine Windjammer Project

"Entering Rockland Harbor" by Doug Mills
The Victory Chimes entering Rockland harbor.

Help us fund this film and get some great "Race The Wind" swag!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

MPBN Announces 2016 Basketball Tournament Coverage Agreement

Portland/Bangor/Lewiston, Maine  — The Maine Public Broadcasting Network announces that the Maine Principals’ Association has awarded MPBN the television broadcast and streaming rights to the boys’ and girls’ State Finals basketball games in February of 2016. MPBN will broadcast coverage of the AA, A, B, C and D class state championship games as well as the state Cheerleading finals.

“The Maine Principals’ Association is pleased that MPBN will be able to televise the 2016 State

K.C. Undercover "Twas the Fight Before Christmas" Airs December 6th

Fans of the Disney Channel series 'K.C. Undercover' will be able to watch, enjoy an all new episode, holiday themed Friday, December 6th, 2015 at 8:00pm ET/PT entitled "Twas the Fight Before Christmas".

When K.C. gives her dad the perfect Christmas gift – a surprise visit from his father – she is the one who is surprised when she learns Craig and her Poppa Earl don't really get along, and he has no idea they are all spies.

Guest starring is George Wallace as Poppa Earl.

'K.C Undercover' stars Zendaya, Kadeem Hardison, Tammy Townsend, Kamil McFadden, Veronica Dunne and Trinitee Stokes.
Photos are credited to Disney Channel.

Young & Hungry "Young & Christmas" Airs TONIGHT, November 24th

Fans of the ABC Family series 'Young & Hungry' will be able to watch, enjoy an all new episode, holiday themed tonight, Tuesday, November 24th, 2015 at 9:00pm ET/PT entitled "Young & Christmas".

Gabi and Sofia volunteer at a homeless shelter on Christmas Eve; Yolanda is reunited with her estranged sister; and Josh tries to cheer up Elliot. Meanwhile, Sofia feels guilty after a department-store clerk makes an error in her favor.

'Young & Hungry' stars Emily Osment, Jonathan Sadowski, Aimee Carrero, Kym Whitley, and Rex Lee.
Photographs are credited to ABC Family.

Pretty Little Liars "5 Years Forward" Airs TONIGHT, November 24th

In advance of the celebrated return of the hit original series “Pretty Little Liars,” the cast and crew sit down to discuss the highly anticipated series time jump with “Pretty Little Liars: 5 Years Forward,” a one-hour, behind-the-scenes special airing tonight, Tuesday, November 24 at 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.

To give viewers a taste of what’s to come, the special episode will reveal what the Liars have been up to inside and outside of Rosewood over the past five years. In addition to featuring conversations surrounding new careers and love interests, the episode will feature interviews with the team behind the Liars’ new looks. Fans will also be offered a glimpse at brand-new PLL sets and two new scenes that won’t be seen anywhere else. Plus, the PLL moms speculate about what happened to their characters after getting locked in the basement.

“Pretty Little Liars” premieres January 12 at 8/7c on Freeform, the new name for ABC Family

“Pretty Little Liars” is produced by Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon

"Disney Channel Fa-La-La-Lidays Celebrates a Radio Disney Family Holiday" Airs December 4th

Fans of the Disney Channel will be able to watch, enjoy an all new Holiday special on Friday, December 4th, 2015 at 9:00pm ET/PT entitled "Disney Channel Fa-La-La-Lidays Celebrates a Radio Disney Family Holiday".

Hosted by "Girl Meets World" star and Hollywood Records recording artist Sabrina Carpenter, the special will include performances by some of today's most popular Radio Disney artists, including Carpenter, Andy Grammer, Charlie Puth, current 'NBT' featured artist Jacob Whitesides, Forever In Your Mind and Radio Disney country-music rising star Mickey Guyton. The special will also feature appearances by Disney Channel stars, including Sofia Carson ("Descendants").

Make sure to tune in on December 4th, 2015 at 9pm ET/PT to watch, enjoy this Holiday special.
All photographs in this article are credited to Disney Channel.

City of Portland Reminds Residents of Winter Storm Operations Information

Public Works crews prepare for season
Portland, Maine - Despite the warmer than usual November temperatures, the City would like to remind residents of winter storm operations information as we head into Thanksgiving week. The Department of Public Works is gearing up for the winter season, in which they care for more than 560 lane miles of road and more than 100 miles of sidewalks during and following snow storms.

During the winter months, the Public Works Dispatch office is open 24 hours a day, reachable at 207-874-8493, and crews are assigned to shifts to respond 24/7 to weather events. Major arterial roadways, hills and intersections are often treated before plowing operations begin, usually when 2” of snow falls. Plow teams concentrate first on major roadways and connectors to move traffic along before heading into residential areas.


The city reminds residents and business owners of the following during a snow storm:

Residents and visitors can view alerts on the City’s website at or sign up to receive email and text message notices when a city-wide parking ban is declared via the new Notify Me feature. People can also get parking ban updates by following city news on Twitter or Facebook. Motorists can also call the parking ban hotline at 207-879-0300 or check the Time and Temperature building sign for up-to-date postings.

·         For customer service related to winter operations, please call 207-874-8493. This number is operational during winter months 24/7. For sidewalk plowing concerns, please call 207-874-8793.

Residents able to park off-street should do so in order to allow crews to remove snow from the streets and emergency vehicles to travel as safely and efficiently as possible.
If parking your car on the street, please park as close to the snowbank/curb as possible. Often people park several feet away from the curb in order to allow passengers to move in and out of the car easily. Parking the car in this manner shortens the width of the street by several feet, making it difficult for Portland snow plows to clear the street safely and emergency vehicles to respond as quickly as possible to a fire or medical emergency. If the street is impassible for an emergency vehicle, the vehicle blocking the street will be towed.

·         Commercial property owners are required to remove snow from the sidewalk abutting their property within 12 hours after snow has ceased to fall.

·         All residential property owners are required to remove snow from the sidewalk abutting their property within 24 hours after the City has finished clearing snow from that storm.

·         A minimum of four feet is required to be clear of snow and treated for ice on all public sidewalks and sidewalk access ramps. Snow cannot be pushed or dumped from driveways and parking lots onto public access sidewalks and access ramps.

·         To view a map of city sidewalks cleared by Public Works, click here:

Members of the community are encouraged to help the Portland Fire Department by keeping their neighborhood fire hydrants clear of snow and ice. Citizens are also encouraged to help Public Works by clearing catch basins and storm drains in front of their homes to help prevent water ponding on their streets and in their driveway openings.
Additional winter operations tips and reminders can be found here:

Merryspring to Hold Winter Nature Walk December 12

Camden/Rockport, Maine - Merryspring Nature Center will hold a free tour along its interpretive trail on Saturday, December 12 at 11:00 am.

Families, children, and all community members are invited to this free program to explore the woods in early winter. The tour will stop at many of Merryspring’s interesting natural features, including the spring, the vernal pool, ancient apple trees, and more. Along the way, guests will keep an eye out for winter wildlife and learn a little about Merryspring’s history and unique landscape.

This program is offered free to all. No sign up is necessary.  In the event of inclement weather, the event will be canceled. Snowshoes are optional.

Merryspring is a member-supported, non-profit nature education center and park located at the end of Conway Road just off Rt. 1 by the Hannaford shopping plaza in Camden. For more information, contact Merryspring at 236-2239 or

December Programs for Job Seekers at the Lewiston CareerCenter

LEWISTON, Maine - The Lewiston CareerCenter is offering no-cost programs throughout December to help job seekers improve skills and get back into the workforce.

"We have over 9,000 jobs listed this month on Maine's Job Bank," said Governor Paul R. LePage. "Mainers looking for work should visit our CareerCenters for no-cost assistance. The staff can help you register and use the Job Bank in your job search, write a proper resume, and prepare for the job interview. I encourage you to visit your local CareerCenter to find the workshops that meet your needs."

Workshops and events are held at the CareerCenter unless otherwise noted. To register for sessions held at the CareerCenter, call 207-753-9005. To learn more, like the Lewiston CareerCenter on Facebook, Maine Veterans receive priority of service in all CareerCenter programs.

Job Fair: December 7, 10 a.m. to noon

Twenty-plus employers, all of whom are hiring, will be on hand to talk with job seekers. Be prepared

December Programs for Job Seekers at the Greater Portland CareerCenter

*Job Fair and Health Care Career Fair with Cumberland and York County Employers on December 2 and 3.*

Portland, Maine - The Greater Portland CareerCenter announces December programs for job seekers and those who are considering training for a new career.

"We have over 9,000 jobs listed this month on Maine's Job Bank," said Governor Paul R. LePage. "Mainers looking for work should visit our CareerCenters for no-cost assistance. The staff can help you register and use the Job Bank in your job search, write a proper resume, and prepare for the job interview. I encourage you to visit your local CareerCenter to find the workshops that meet your needs."

Events are held at the Greater Portland CareerCenter, located at 151 Jetport Boulevard in Portland, unless otherwise noted. Maine veterans receive priority of service in all CareerCenter programs.

Greater Portland CareerCenter Job Fair: Wednesday, December 2, noon to 3 p.m.

Employers from both Cumberland and York county will be available to accept resumes, interview and provide listings of open position. Come dressed for success and bring copies of your resume!

Greater Portland CareerCenter Health Care Career Fair: December 3, noon to 3 p.m.

Health Care providers from both Cumberland and York County will be recruiting for open positions in the health care industry. Candidates should bring copies of their resume and dress for success. These employers are ready to hire now!

Gateways to Employment: Tuesdays, December 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 1 to 4 p.m.

Topics include assessing individual abilities, interests and skills, discovering the unadvertised job market, cover letter tips, job search strategies, and other resources for job seekers. Contact Senja St. John at 207-822-3347.

Unemployed Professional Group: Tuesdays, December 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 8:30 a.m. to noon

Offers real-time networking, professional advice, current information as to what employers are looking for in resumes, and invitations to networking events and contacts with the "hidden" job market. Open to the public; no registration required.

Resume and Cover Letter Workshops: Friday, December 4, 9 to 11 a.m.

Learn how to write a dynamic resume, promoting and targeting your qualifications to directly match the employer's needs. Insure that your resume and cover letter make the best first impression to employers.

Re-Employment Assistance - I: December 3, 10, and 17, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

This mandatory workshop for unemployment claimants offers job search tips and resources. For more information contact Chris Sawyer at 207-822-3321

Re-Employment Assistance - III: Fridays, December 4, 11 and 18

This workshop is a follow up to REA I and is a mandatory workshop for unemployment claimants. Contact Chris Sawyer at 207-822-3321 for more information.

Job Interview Workshop: Fridays, December 18, 9 to 11 a.m.

Job seekers will learn how to emphasize your strengths and motivate employers to want to hire you.n how to make a great first impression to employers.

Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Orientation: Wednesdays, December 2, 16 and 30, 9 to 11 a.m.

This program provides persons with disabilities information and services to overcome barriers to employment. Assistance with job search and job placement are also discussed.

Career Exploration Workshop (CEW): December 7 and 8

Open to VR clients to assist in exploring a variety of career paths.

Essentials of College Planning for Adults: Tuesdays, December 1, 8,15 and 22

Attendance is by appointment only. You will discuss college and trade schools in our region, entrance requirements, readiness and transitional issues, admission issues and financial aid. Please contact Randi Pane 1-800-281-3703 to attend.

The Greater Portland CareerCenter is part of a new, two-story, 75,000 square foot facility, co-located with the Department of Health and Human Services and future state agencies, that opened on January 26, 2015. The new facility offers a high-tech information center and computer lab for job seeking, resume writing, and applying for jobs, and spacious conference rooms and interview rooms to host workshops, job fairs, and individualized employer recruitments.

The CareerCenter is a stop on Portland Metro Route 5 and is located just off Exit 46 of the Maine Turnpike, and offers free parking. The CareerCenter is is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. More information is available on the CareerCenter website, or by calling 822-3300 (TTY users call Maine Relay 711).

CareerCenters, part of the Maine Department of Labor, offer a variety of services to help people find employment or upgrade skills. Each center provides several public-access computer workstations with Microsoft Office software, resume writing and cover letter software, Internet access and O'Net software for skills assessment. All CareerCenter services are free of charge.

Maine CareerCenters are an equal opportunity provider. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

Portland Public Library presents: Mad Tea Party! Nov. 28th

Portland Public Library presents: Mad Tea Party! Crafts, Snacks and Fun to Celebrate Alice in Wonderland!  Saturday, November 28, 2015 from 2:00-3:00pm
in the Sam L. Cohen Children’s Library

Portland, Maine - Join the Children’s Library for a celebration of Alice in Wonderland including games, snacks and crafts at our Mad Tea Party! Come dressed up and model for our Through the Looking Glass mirror, play cards and games, enter our Very Merry Unbirthday Present Raffle, make crafts including Cheshire Cat Grins, White Rabbit Ears, and playing card jewelry.  Refreshments will be served. Don’t be late for this Very Important Date!

Smith and Wade earn ECFC Player of the Year awards; 13 Players gain All-ECFC Honors

Castleton, Vt. - The Eastern Collegiate Football Conference (ECFC) announced the 2015 All-Conference teams on Monday afternoon, sophomore running back John Smith and senior inside linebacker Bryant Wade have been named ECFC Offense and Defense Players of the Year, while being named to the All-ECFC first team.

Joining Smith and Wade on the All-ECFC first team were Eagle teammates, senior left tackle Matt Archer, and senior nose guardMatt Pellerin, while junior wide receiver Deon Wiggins, sophomore wide receiver Robenson Saintard, sophomore defensive tackleLuke Washburn, junior inside linebacker Ellis Throckmorton and junior cornerback Marquis Jiminez were named to the second team.

Earning All-ECFC Honorable Mention honors were junior safety Alonzo Connor, senior defensive end Ian Palmer, senior quarterback Joe Seccareccia and junior return specialist Wiggins.

Smith rewrote the record book this past season as he broke nine single-season school records: rushing yards (1,733), rushing attempts (296), rushing touchdowns (20), rushing yards per game (173.3), total offense yards (1,733), touchdowns responsible for (22), all-purpose yards (1,829), total points scored (134), and touchdowns scored (22) and two single-game school records: rushing yards (276), and all-purpose yards (299) in the lost to Salve Regina.

He led the entire conference in rushes, yards, yards per rush (5.9), and touchdowns, while surpassing

Cahill & McNamara Earn Multiple Weekly Honors

STANDISH, Maine – The Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) and Maine Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (MWBCA) weekly accolades have been released and a pair of Saint Joseph’s College players have earned honors from both organizations.
Senior center Morgan Cahill (Yarmouth, Maine) has collected GNAC Player and MWBCA Co-Player of the Week awards and freshman point guard Kelsi McNamara (West Newbury, Mass.) has been selected as the GNAC Rookie and MWBCA Co-Rookie of the Week.

Cahill averaged 21.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.0 blocks per contest in a 2-0 week for the Monks. The senior center dropped 28 points with six boards and four assists in a victory over Husson University on Thursday and added 15 points with six caroms and three dimes in just 19 minutes on the floor in a triumph over Maine Maritime Academy on Saturday. For the week, Cahill shot 56% (14-25) from the floor and 93.8% (15-16) from the free throw line.

McNamara averaged 16.5 points, 3.0 assists, 2.0 steals and 2.0 rebounds per game in two contests for the Monks last week. The freshman point guard shot 61.1% (11-18) from the floor, 70% (7-10) from downtown and 66.7% (4-6) from the FT line in the pair of contests with 18 points in a win over Husson University on Thursday and 15 against Maine Maritime Academy on Saturday.

For Cahill, the GNAC Player of the Week honor is the second of her career and the MWBCA accolade is the third of her three-plus collegiate campaigns.

The GNAC honor is a career-first for McNamara, who was also selected as the MWBCA Rookie of the Week last Monday.

Saint Joseph’s (4-1) will host University of Southern Maine in the Annual Costello Cup matchup on Sunday night at 5:30 PM.

NCAA W. BASKETBALL: Monks Slip Past Beavers, 62-54

FARMINGTON, Maine – Saint Joseph’s College (4-1) defeated University of Maine-Farmington (1-3), 62-54, in a non-conference women’s basketball contest on Monday night.

The Monks trailed at halftime, 28-25, but outscored the Beavers by a 22-15 margin in the third quarter en route to the eight-point triumph. Senior center Morgan Cahill (Yarmouth, Maine) netted 10 of her game-high 20 points in the third frame and added eight boards and five blocked shots to her impressive stat line in the victory.


•       Sophomore guard Emily Quirion (Augusta, Maine) scored 14 points with three assists

•       Freshman guard Kelsi McNamara (West Newbury, Mass.) added 10 points, five boards, five assists and five steals

•       Junior guard Abbie Eastman (Norway, Maine) contributed eight points and seven caroms


•       Senior Meghan Smith (Boothbay, Maine) posted a double-double with 16 points and 22 rebounds – including 10 on the offensive end – on the evening

•       Kennadi Grover (Cushing, Maine) added 15 points and five rebounds

•       Bridget Humphrey chipped in with five points and seven boards

Saint Joseph’s scored 15 points off 26 Maine-Farmington turnovers and committed a season-low 16 turnovers in the victory.

Saint Joseph’s shot 32.4% (22-68) from the field, 33.3% (6-18) from downtown, and 57.1% (12-21) from the free throw line while Maine-Farmington countered with shooting efforts of 36.4% (20-55), 16.7% (2-12) and 60% (12-20) from the floor, three-point range and charity stripe, respectively, on the evening.
St. Joe’s held advantages in assists (14-10) and points off turnovers (15-9) while UMF owned the lead in rebounds (47-44), second-chance points (14-11), points in the paint (30-24) and bench points (13-6) in the losing effort.

Saint Joseph’s is now 40-29 all-time versus Maine-Farmington and has now defeated the Beavers in five-consecutive meetings dating back to the 2010-11 season.

Saint Joseph’s will host University of Southern Maine in the Annual Costello Cup series matchup on Sunday at 5:30 PM. Presented annually to the winner of the contest between the rivals, the Costello Cup honors the late Dr. Richard "Doc" Costello, former USM Athletic Director and long-time basketball coach. The Huskies own a 21-4 record versus the Monks during the Cup matchup, which began during the 1989-90 campaign.

Maine-Farmington starts conference play on Monday, December 1 with a trip to Husson.

"Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse" The Maine Windjammer Project

"Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse" by Doug Mills
An afternoon at the Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse in Rockland Maine.

Help us fund this film and get some great "Race The Wind" swag!

NCAA M. BASKETBALL: Saint Joseph’s Outlasts Maine-Farmington, 60-56

FARMINGTON, Maine  Saint Joseph’s College (2-2) outlasted University of Maine-Farmington (1-3), 60-56, in a non-conference men’s basketball game on Monday evening.

Saint Joseph’s held a 51-37 after junior guard John Crawley (Fitchburg, Mass.) drained a three-pointer with 7:38 remaining in the second half, but Maine-Farmington rallied with a 14-5 run to cut the visitors’ cushion down to five with 46 seconds left. The Monks managed to cling to the lead by making four free throws, including three from freshman guard Ian Mileikis (Auburn, Maine), in the closing 30 seconds to escape with the victory.


•       Crawley led all scorers with 18 points after going 7-12 from the floor, including a 4-7 effort from three-point distance

•       Freshman guard Ben Malloy (Standish, Maine) came off the bench to net 12 points off a 4-7 three-point shooting performance

•       Sophomore forward Quinn Richardson-Newton (Saco, Maine) tallied 11 points and six rebounds

•       Senior guard Jerome Diggs (Washington, D.C.) pulled down a game-high nine rebounds with three assists

•       Freshman guard Darian Berry (Rochester, N.H.) grabbed eight rebounds in 10 minutes off the bench


•       Nick Hilton netted 17 points with five boards

•       Sean Murphy tallied 10 points, eight rebounds and three blocked shots

•       Eric Berry added 10 points with three assists

Outrebounded by a 45-22 margin in a narrow loss to Husson University last Thursday, the Monks posted a decided 47-34 rebounds advantage with a 12-7 lead in second-chance points in tonight’s victory.

Saint Joseph’s shot 42.6% (23-54) from the field, 34.6% (9-26) from downtown, and 41.7% (5-12) from the free throw line while Maine-Farmington countered by shooting 35.9% (23-64) from the floor, 26.1% (6-23) from three-point range, and 50% (4-8) from the charity stripe in the loss.
Aside from rebounds, Saint Joseph’s owned advantages in assists (16-9) and bench points (20-11) while Maine-Farmington held the lead in points off turnovers (17-4) and points in the paint (28-26) while recording an 8-18 cushion in turnovers.

With the win, Saint Joseph’s improves to 54-19 all-time versus Maine Farmington, a team the Monks defeated by a 54-34 margin at home last season.

Saint Joseph’s will host University of Southern Maine in the Annual Costello Cup series matchup on Sunday at 7:30 PM. Presented annually to the winner of the contest between the rivals, the Costello Cup honors the late Dr. Richard "Doc" Costello, former USM Athletic Director and long-time basketball coach. The Monks own a 15-11 record versus the Huskies during the Cup matchup, which began during the 1989-90 campaign.

Maine-Farmington starts conference play on Monday, December 1 with a trip to Husson.