Lewiston, Maine -- Maine-Presque Isle could not overcome the twin brother duo of Marcus and Malcolm Delpeche, who led Bates College to a 78-53 victory Tuesday evening.
Marcus Delpeche scored a team-high 13, on 6-of-6 shooting and his 6'8 brother Malcolm added 10 points (on 5-of-5 shooting) and 6 rebounds to the Bates attack that led, 54-26 at halftime.
Bates (10-7) captured a 25-10 edge just less than 10 minutes into the game with a pair of dunks from Marcus Delpeche highlighting the opening minutes. The Owls could not trim the Bobcat lead under double figures the rest of the way.
The Owls (7-9) closed the game on a 17-2 spurt over the contest's final seven minutes with Manganti supplying eight of Maine-Presque Isle's points during the run.
The Blue & Gold return to action at Eastern Maine Community College Thursday at 8pm. The Owls will be looking to avenge a recent 84-79 loss to EMCC.