UMPI sports news

17 years ago

Women split games
The University of Maine at Presque Isle women’s basketball team split a pair of road games over the weekend with a 72-59 loss to the College of St. Elizabeth and a win over Fisher College.
    Saturday’s game against CSE proved tough for the Lady Owls. Although UMPI jumped out to an early 10-2 lead, CSE quickly tied the game at 20. Directed by Sarah Kozlowski, who scored 21 points by the end of the first half, CSE took a solid 42-30 lead into the locker room.
Unbalanced by the smaller and quicker team, UMPI sent CSE to the line, allowing them to utilize their 85.7 percent free throw average.
CSE posted three players in double-digits. Kozlowski led the way with 23, Nina Oshiokpekhai added 16 and Mary Kate Lanzo put up 15.
Erica Davis led UMPI with 22 points and six steals.
Sunday’s match found the Lady Owls with too much depth and balance for an improved Fisher team.
“On the inside, we had Davis and [Ashley] Epright and on the outside, we had [Ashley] Brooker and [Leah] Joy,” said UMPI head coach Richard Ward. “This and our full court press gave us the advantage.”
At the end of the first half, the Lady Owls gained a 32-20 and continued their momentum into the second half to win the game 68-48.
UMPI had three players in double digits. Davis scored 16 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. Epright contributed 12 points and Brooker put up 10.
Fisher was led by Jessica DiCicco with 17 points.
Lady Owls improve to 13-6 on the season. The team is on the road this weekend against UM-Machias.

Men’s team earns OT win
The University of Maine at Presque Isle men’s basketball team went on the road over the weekend, picking up a big overtime win and suffering one loss.
Against Green Mountain College, the Owls found themselves on the losing end of a 37-35 score. The second half started slow but intensity built as both UMPI and GMC continued to trade leads.
With 10 seconds left in regulation, UMPI junior guard Thomas Wire dropped a three-pointer to put the Owls up by two, but the Eagles’ James Kennedy drove the lane at the other end and drew a foul.
With no time left on the clock, Kennedy made both free throws, forcing the game into overtime.
Although GMC challenged UMPI the Owls walked away with a 77-75 win.
UMPI junior guard Anthony Wingate scored 12 points, making seven of nine attempts at the line. Senior Mike Latchford contributed 22 points and nine rebounds and Wire claimed 15 points.
The Eagles were led by Scott McGuinness, who scored 17 points and added 10 rebounds and Alphonso Howlett who added 12 points and six assists.
I n the second game of the weekend, UMPI suffered a 90-76 loss against Fisher College.
Though the Owls were only down by six to end the first half, Fisher slowly pulled away to get the win.
Fisher guard Stephen Rice scored a game-high 23 points and Michael Newcombe grabbed 15 points, 20 rebounds, five assists and four steals.
Led by Wingate with 22 points, four assists and four steals, UMPI posted five players in double-digits. Keith Edgecomb and Travis Hovey contributed 18 and 16 points, respectively and both Latchford and Wire added 10.
Next up for the Owls is a trip to Machias where they face off against UM-Machias.