Men’s basketball goes to the ‘ship

The Castleton State College men’s basketball team ended its season as the North Atlantic Conference runner-up, losing on Feb. 27 to the University of Maine at Farmington 65-51. After losing twice to the Beavers in the regular season, (75-53 in Maine and 76-70 in Vermont) the team knew the NAC championship game was going to be hard fought. Farmington came out strong as Andrew Dean scored five straight 3-pointers, giving the Beavers a hefty lead.

Castleton’s Derick Faragon tried to keep his team in the game, going five for seven from the field and scoring all 12 of his points in the first half.

Farmington led by as much as 14 in the first half, but Castleton fought valiantly, and trailed at halftime by only three.

After the break, however, the Beavers proved to be too much for the Spartans, holding Castleton to a mere 28.6 percent shooting from the field.

“We hadn’t beaten them at all this season,” said Castleton Coach Paul Culpo. “They were just a better team.”

Faragon led the Spartans with 12 points, while Michael Knight and Jared Paul contributed 10 a piece.

“It was a great season,” said Culpo. “It was a growing experience for all of us. We were a much better team at the end of the year. When you look at the big picture, I am pretty satisfied.

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