Nov. 29, 2003
Orono, Maine - Freshman Sam Manhanga scored a career high 20 points to lead Brown to a 95-73 win over Maine-Fort Kent in the first round of the Maine Invitational. Brown will face Maine, a 99-50 winner of the University of New England, in the championship game of the Maine Invitational on Saturday at 8:00 p.m.
Brown led from start to finish, grabbing a 51-36 lead at the half after leading by as many as 19 points in the first half, 45-26, on a three-point basket by sophomore Luke Ruscoe with 2:55 remaining.
Brown broke the game open by outscoring the Bengals 12-0 to open the second half to grab a 63-36 lead on a layup by senior Pat Powers with just 3:29 into the second half.
Manhanga provided an inside presence for the Bears, connecting on 9 of 10 shots from the field in scoring his 20 points. Powers chipped in 15 points, while senior Jaime Kilburn registered his second double-double of the season with 12 points and 10 rebounds.