Mariners Snap Owls 4-Game Winning Streak
(CASTINE, ME) -- Maine Maritime Academy's Paul Campbell hit a pair of 3-point baskets in the final 1:30 of regulation to erase a six point deficit and send their game against visiting UMaine-Presque Isle into overtime. Campbell then hit two free throws with under a minute left in the extra frame to seal a 66-58 win over the Owls.
The win moves the Mariners to 3-5 on the season and avenges a 74-38 loss at the hands of the Owls back on November 16th. The loss ends Presque Isle's 4-game winning streak and drops their record to 6-4.
Saturday afternoon's game was nip and tuck all the way through with neither team holding a lead larger than 5 points until UMPI's Chase Vicaire (Fr./Mattawamkeag, ME) drained a jumper to give the Owls a 53-47 lead with 2:09 remaining. That is when Campbell hit a three to cut the deficit in half and then following an Owls' turnover, hit another to tie the game.
The Mariners scored first and led the entire overtime thanks in part to hitting 8-10 from the free throw line.
Free throws were key statistic in the game as the Owls were called for 25 fouls compared to just 10 on the Mariners. The result was 35 trips to the charity stripe for MMA, which they took advantage of by knocking down 27 freebies.
UMPI guard Claude Louis (Jr./Union, NJ) hit six 3-pointers and led the Owls with 23 points.
Presque Isle will now take a break for finals and the holidays, not returning to action until December 29-30 at the Salem State Holiday Classic.