February 7, 2012

Owls Battle Late, Fall to UMFK, 75-64

(PRESQUE ISLE, ME) --  University of Maine-Fort Kent's Jeremy Thomas and Othniel Hyliger scored 17 points a piece to pace the Bengals to a 75-64 win over host UMaine-Presque Isle on Tuesday night.  The game was a make-up from a postponed game back on January 27th due to snow.

On a night where both teams were a combined 13-17 from three-point range (UMFK 6-7, UMPI 7-10) it was the Bengals inside and transition game that made the difference.  Up 25-18, Fort Kent (15-6) turned a couple of quick steals into transition dunks and layups to break open to a double digit lead at the half, 38-23.

Midway into the 2nd half, the Bengals had built to a 20-point lead, 56-36.  UMPI (3-13) continued to battle.  Led by Patrick Manifold's (Jr./Great Yarmouth, UK) 21 point, 15 rebound performance, the Owls chipped the deficit down to nine at 72-61 but with only 1:08 left to play.

UMPI and UMFK will play again this Friday, February 10th in Fort Kent.  Tip time is set for 7:30pm