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The Black Bears dropped their home opener in the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, 88-82 to the New Jersey Institute of Technology Highlanders, in what turned out to be a hard fought battle to the end. Despite a 13 point deficit at halftime, the Blackbears cut it to just 6 points at times, behind the scoring outburst of Dimitry Akanda-Coronel, who lit up the stat sheet in the second half. Unfortunately, the Highlanders would always answer back with a big run of their own, coming mainly from the shooting prowess of Damon Lynn, who shot 57% from behind the arc and only missed 1 free throw in the late minutes.

In fact, free throws may have been what won it for the Highlanders; in the second half, NJIT only missed 2 free throw shots, giving them almost 90% FT percentage, and sinking almost every single shot in the bonus in…

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