Presque Isle, ME – The UMPI Men's Basketball team clinches their second North Atlantic Conference playoff berth in a row, after a convincing 74-48 win over Northern Vermont University – Johnson.
The Owls came out with a defensive mindset, holding the Badgers to 21 first half points and 35% shooting from the field. UMPI came out red hot with a 40-point first half off 51% shooting and 50% from three. A full team effort early as five UMPI players finished the first with six or more points.
Another big second half put the game away, led by the Owls team defense holding the Badgers to 31% shooting. UMPI was led, on the offensive side, by Griffin Guerrette (So. Presque Isle, ME) finishing with 22 points off 6-9 from the field, a perfect 3-3 from the three and 7-8 from the free throw line. Guerrette added seven rebounds to his stat line as well. Te'Von Hines (Sr. Alexandria, VA) finished with 16 points on 6-11 shooting. Shyquinn Dix (Jr. Stamford, CT) had 14 points on 50% shooting and added seven rebounds. The Owls out rebounded the Badgers 42-25, led by KJ Minter (So. Elkton, MD) with 11 boards.
The Owls will finish their second double-header game with Johnson tomorrow, while celebrating senior day for four of the UMPI Players. Tip-off at 3:00 PM.