Late Scoring Drought Dooms Owls

FARMINGTON -- The University of Maine at Farmington women's basketball team rallied from a 12-point deficit to defeat the University of Maine at Presque Isle 54-47 at the Dunkin' Donuts Tip-Off Classic Friday night at Dearborn Gymnasium.

UMF trailed 35-23 with 15:01 left in the second half before reeling off the game's next nine points to get back into the game with a Mallory Bonnevie (Jay, Maine) 3-pointer making it 35-32. The Owls pushed back to a seven-point lead 39-32 with just over 8 minutes to play.  But the Beavers then finished the game on a 22-8 run.

Rashell Saucier  (So./Washburn, ME) led all scorers with 23 points and pulled down 10 rebounds for the Owls, while Renee Moore (So./Lisbon, ME) also posted a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds and Emily Pelletier (Jr./Fort Kent, ME) handed out four assists.

Saucier tallied 19 of her game-high total in the opening half as UMPI amassed a 26-19 halftime advantage. The Beavers held an early 7-4 edge before the Owls ran off 10 straight points for a 14-7 lead with 9:45 left in the frame.