With the University of Maine at Farmington’s (UMF) basketball
season just beginning, the men’s team look to be starting off with a
bang. The men’s squad has begun the year with a 3-0 record, all
non-conference games. In those three games, UMF defeated University of
Maine at Machias (UMM), University of New England(UNE), and Colby, whom
they haven’t beaten since the 2006-07 season, snapping a seven game
losing streak. Last year’s defensive player of the year, Junior, Ben
Johnson, is leading the offense so far with 18.7 points per game (PPG)
with an impressive 64.1 shooting percentage. He also adds 7.3
rebounds per game (RPG). The Beavers welcome back Andrew Dickey who had
a stellar sophomore year with a memorable last second shot against
edge Husson in a big conference game. This year he adds 11.7 PPG and
leads the team with 7.7 RPG. UMF introduces a new weapon, the name is
Garret Clemmer. He served his first two years as a backup but now
during his junior year has found success as a starter. Clemmer has
averaged 13.0 PPG with an outstanding 43.8 three point shooting
percentage. As a team they average over sixty points per game and
their accuracy on shooting is great by making 43.4 percent of their
shots. The boys look to keep this pace throughout the rest of the

The University of Maine at Farmington women’s basketball team is off
to a slow start. After three games, they are 0-4 but luckily are all
against non-conference teams, which doesn’t hurt their playoff
chances. The suffered defeats from University of Southern Maine (USM),
Mass-Dartmouth, Saint Joseph’s, and Bates. In those four games as a
team they’re shooting percentage is a little low, with making only
30.2 percent of their shots. They are averaging over 45 points each
game. Junior forward Holly Oliver leads the offense for Farmington by
averaging 9.2 points per game (PPG) and 4.8 rebounds per game(RPG).
Senior forward Kenni Norton looks to end her time of
successful career meaning scoring points, helping her team win, making
every game count and memorable  on a good note. So far she has
averaged 8.5 PPG and 4.8 RPG. They also have added a newcomer to the
squad. Freshman forward Ayla Allen has averaged 5.5 PPG and 4.5 RPG
off the bench. With the season just starting, the Beavers look to
bounce back from a rough start and make their way to victory.