Springfield, MA – The UMPI Owls Men's basketball team traveled to Western New England College to play in their annual tournament. The Owls traveled down, missing some key players due to injuries, and falling to the physical host team WNE. The Golden Bears came out with a huge run to put the Owls in a hole, as they started the game on a 25-0 run. Final score 95-52.
The Owls fought back, playing even with WNE, going into half time down by 26 points. The Owls were unable to make a run to get them back into the ball game as the Golden Bears physical play was too much for the Owls.
Two Owls players finished in double figures. Brice Lawrence finished with 13 points off 6-16 shooting while Griffin Guerrette finished the game with 11 points. While the Golden Bear finished the game with five players in double figures and 11 players scoring. The Owls finished the game shooting 35% from the field.
UMPI will take on Bowdoin College in the conciliation match of the tournament, noon tip off.