(Presque Isle, ME) -- Patrick Manifold (Sr./Great Yarmouth, UK) who was celebrating his 1000th point at home, did not disappoint the home crowd, putting up 13 pts and 7 rebs in 20 minutes of action. Pat threw down two massive dunks that ignited the home crowd, and helped the Owls get past the Golden Eagles of Eastern Maine Community College. Eastern Maine who kept it close for the first half, looked inside to Cote Card for much of their offense, he finished with 18 pts on 8-11 shooting from the field.
The Owls' improved to 6-3 on the season while the Golden Eagles fell to 6-6.
The Owls' took it to the Golden Eagles 2-3 zone, and put on a clinic of how to get open looks against it. The Owls' finished the game shooting 62% from the floor and 52% from beyond the arc. Claude "Shmoke" Louis (Jr./Union, NJ) was a big part of the Owls' success playing point much of the game and finishing with 18 pts, 7 ast 3 reb and 4 made three pointers. He also was able to stay on the floor for much of the second half with 4 pfs.
The Golden Eagles had it within 9 at half time behind Earl Hassel's 8 point first half, but the Owls really took it to the Eagles in the second half and built a 20 point lead. Allowing Coach Casciano to get his freshman some experience in the second half.
The Owls' go to Maine Maritime Academy tomorrow to face the Mariners. While EMCC has a long Christmas break ahead of them.
Bradley's Citgo Player of the Game
Jayson Burke (Fr./Bar Harbor, ME) 15 pts 6-6fgs 3-3ft 7 reb 3 Orebs 2 ast