Maine Mens Hoop Falls Short 

Tim Throckmorton

Kyle O’Quinn banked in a layup with 5seconds left to cap a Norfolk State rally in a 72-71 victory overMaine on Monday night. The Black Bears’ Gerald McLemore made 1 of 2 free throws tobreak a tie at 70 with 27 seconds left. After a missed jumper and atime out, Brandon Wheeless took the inbounds pass, drove the laneand dished to O’Quinn, who was open for the game-winner. Maine’s Junior Bernal got off a hurried shot that fell short astime expired. Maine (1-1) led 52-38 with 11:43 remaining, but Rob Hamptonscored 15 of his 17 points after halftime as the Spartans (1-1)tied the game at 66 with 2 minutes to go. O’Quinn had his second career double-double for Norfolk Statewith 15 points and 12 rebounds. He was 7-for-8 with two blocks andtwo steals. McLemore led Maine with 24 points while going 7-for-8 in thesecond half, including 4-for-5 from 3-point range.