The home standing Presque Isle Owls used a balanced attack to beat UMaine rival Machias 92-49 and stay undefeated at 4-0 Wednesday evening.
Amanda Hotham continued her outstanding play, torching the Clippers for 21 points and added a team-high 7 rebounds. Freshman Kristin Thompson tallied 17 points, 6 rebounds and 4 steals and senior captain Olivia McNally stuffed the stat sheet as well, scoring 15 with 4 rebounds and 5 steals. Both Thompson and McNally were efficient from the field connecting on 6 of 8 shots.
The Clippers had plenty of fight early, as both teams locked in to do battle from the start of the game. With 11:02 on the clock, UMPI had a thin seven point lead at 16-9, but the stifling Owl defense would soon spark a scoring eruption that saw the ladies from Presque Isle go into the locker room at half up 50-18.
Overall, the Owls used 21 steals and 28 Machias turnovers to breakout to their highest scoring output since a 101-48 win over Vermont Tech in 2008-09. The Owls only had ten total turnovers in the fast-paced game to help seal the victory.
"Darby (Toth) played her second brilliant game in a row," said Head Coach Doug Carter. "She (Toth) has been such a pleasant surprise running the team and growing as a point guard and leader".
Toth had 10 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 4 steals and no turnovers in a strong 32 minutes of play. Toth has committed only one turnover in her last 72 minutes of play, leading to two Owl wins.
Rounding out the Owl Scorers in double digits, Freshman Sydney Churchill had 15, banging home three long range bombs among her baskets.
The Owls (4-0) next venture to Boston to play Fisher College (2-5) at noon, Sunday December 8.