January 25, 2014

Visiting Eagles Clip Owls in Tight Affair

Presque Isle, Maine --  Visiting Eastern Maine Community College took a hard fought 84-79 victory from Maine-Presque Isle Saturday afternoon.

The seesaw affair had nine ties and 22 lead changes during the exciting 40 minutes of physical play. 

The Owls shot a blistering 56.9% from the field including 9-of-17 from beyond the arc, but could not overcome late empty possessions and 21 turnovers, including 12 in the second half to stop the Eagle attack.

Eastern Maine (11-6) was led by Bryan Candelario with 28 points and 5 boards.  Cote Card added 14 points and 6 rebounds to the Eagle effort.

Chase Vicaire continued his outstanding play of late, scoring 28 points, including 4-of-7 from downtown.  Freshman Thiago Conceicao added 16 points and 6 rebounds and Michael Warner tallied 14 for the Owls.

Maine Presque Isle (7-8) will next play Bates College on Tuesday, January 28.  EMCC will travel to Central Maine Community College to play on Wednesday, January 29.