NEWARK, Del. — Jermaine Taylor scored 30 points, and the Maine Red Claws rallied in the final minute after letting a big lead slip a way in a 98-94 win over the Delaware 87ers on Friday night at Bob Carpenter Sports Convocation Center.

After Delaware’s Victor Rudd tied it at 92 on a jump shot with 52.5 seconds left, Chris Babb hit a 3-pointer with 29.5 seconds remaining on Maine’s next possession

Delaware was forced to foul, and Tim Frazier made three free throws in the closing seconds for the Red Claws.

Taylor had six of Maine’s 17 3-pointers.

Maine (8-2) outscored the 87ers 34-17 in the second quarter, racing to a 60-40 halftime lead. The Red Claws benefitted from a 12-3 rally in the middle of the quarter.

However, the 87ers came back with a 32-21 push in the third, including eight points by Nolan Smith who tied with DJ Seeley with a team-high 18 points.


Delaware (3-6) outscored Maine 18-6 over the final seven minutes to make a game of it.

Frazier and Chris Babb each had 16 points, and Asauhn Dixon-Tatum added 10.

Omari Johnson had seven rebounds and Andre Stringer had seven assists for Maine.

Melvin Johnson and Rudd chipped in 17 points apiece and Drew Gordon had 14 points and a game-high 14 rebounds for Delaware.

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