Owls Fall to Badgers in First Game of Spring Semester

Owls Fall to Badgers in First Game of Spring Semester

Johnson, VT – The UMPI Owls men's basketball team traveled down to Northern Vermont University – Johnson to play in a back to back weekend match up. The North Atlantic Conference opponent host the Owls in a conference game on Sunday and a non-conference match up on Monday. In the first game the Badgers came away with the victory in the low scoring conference game, winning 80-74.

The Owls and Badgers battled back and forth early as they found themselves tied 19 a piece with eight minutes left in the first half. The Badgers took control in the final minutes of the first half, as they went into halftime leading 32-24. An early run to start the second half by the Badgers gave them a double digit lead before the Owls bounced back late in the second half. With just 4:30 remaining the Owls found themselves down just two points, despite bringing the lead to just one, the Badgers put the game away by making late game free throws.

Griffin Guerrette led the all scorers with 25 points off 10-23 shooting and recording nine rebounds. Glen Jones led the Owls off the bench with 12 points off 5-8 shooting and added six rebounds.