Fort Kent Tops Owls For 2nd Time In Week

(FORT KENT, ME) -- Sequels rarely live up to the original.  The UMPI women's basketball team would agree with this adage after suffering a 59-51 defeat to the hands of rival UMaine-Fort Kent on Friday night.  The loss comes at the heels of the two teams playing in an epic 3OT battle just 3 days earlier in Presque Isle that UMFK pulled out, 74-73.

After getting out to a quick 8-1 lead in the game's opening minutes, things slowly turned for the Owls.  UMPI was outscored 27-12 the rest of the half and was kept at arm's length by the Bengals the rest of the way.

During the 3OT marathon, hitting free throws (13-25) was the issue for UMPI.  In Fort Kent, just getting to the line was the issue.  While the Owls (8-13) were 2-3 from the charity stripe, the Bengals (9-11) shot a whopping 24 free throws, hitting 16. 

Four Fort Kent scorers finished in double figures led by Taylor Boucher's 13.

UMPI was led in scoring by Renee Moore (So./Lisbon, ME) who finished with 12 points on 5-11 shooting from the floor and shot the Owls' only free throws going 2-3.

Presque Isle returns to action on Sunday, February 12th on Senior Day.  They will host Virginia University - Lynchburg.  Game time is 1pm.