Yankee Conference Elite 8 Tournament Men's Basketball Preview

Yankee Conference Elite 8 Tournament Men's Basketball Preview

Auburn, ME - The Mustangs sit at 19-10 overall, with a 12-2 YSCC record, good enough for the #3 seed in the Yankee Conference Elite 8 Tournament this weekend.  Although they dropped their last 2 games, the Mustangs take on #6 UMaine-Machias today at 8:30pm - a team they beat twice already this month.

On February 4th, the Mustangs traveled to Machias, beating the Clippers, 77-62.  In that game CM played 16 guys, with 10 of them finding the scoring column.  Their depth wore out the Clippers, who out-rebounded the Mustangs by +15.  The February 6th matchup was a closer affair, with CM winning 99-94 in a shootout.  Despite the Clippers shooting over 52% from the floor, the Mustangs were able to win the battle on the boards while shooting over 50% themselves.

If CM wins Friday night they will take on the winner of #2 Southern Maine Community College and #7 UMaine-Augusta.  The Mustangs split with the Seawolves this year, with each team winning the home contest, and beat the Moose twice.

Leading the way for the Mustangs...

Points per game
Pietro Badalassi - 14.3
Rob Skinner - 12.2
Cornelius Lawhorn - 11.4

Rebounds per game
Pietro Badalassi - 8.4
Rob Skinner - 5.6
Cornelius Lawhorn - 5.0

Pietro Badalassi - 52
Cornelius Lawhorn - 48.7
Josh Cote - 44.5

Did you know...

  • The Mustangs have the 2nd highest scoring output in the YSCC (82.6)
  • They lead the YSCC in assists (19.1) and steals (11.6) per game
  • No YSCC team gives up less points per game than the Mustangs (70.4)
Mustangs Season Summary
February 28, 2017 Mustangs Season Summary
NHTI Dumps Mustangs 94-75
February 10, 2017 NHTI Dumps Mustangs 94-75
Mustangs Lose on the Road
February 8, 2017 Mustangs Lose on the Road
Mustangs Sink Clippers 99-94
February 6, 2017 Mustangs Sink Clippers 99-94
Mustangs Defeated in OT
January 18, 2017 Mustangs Defeated in OT
Mustangs Run Over Saints 70-59
November 27, 2016 Mustangs Run Over Saints 70-59
Mustangs Thump Knights
November 10, 2016 Mustangs Thump Knights
Mustangs Race by Moose
November 10, 2016 Mustangs Race by Moose
Mustangs Slide by Rams
November 3, 2016 Mustangs Slide by Rams