Eagles Finish Off Home Sweep of Owls with 71-63 Victory

Photo by Monty Rand Photography
Photo by Monty Rand Photography

BANGOR, Maine – The Husson University men's basketball team (6-7, 4-0 NAC) finished off a sweep of the University of Maine-Presque Isle Owls (4-8, 0-4 NAC) this weekend to remain undefeated in the North Atlantic Conference, finishing the night with a final score of 71-63.

IN THE ACTION: 

After trailing the Owls 5-0 in the first two minutes of the match, a Scott Lewis three-pointer put the Eagles out ahead, 7-5, and they held that advantage to the final whistle. Back-to-back buckets from Derek Collin capped off an 18-2 run for the Eagles to bring the score to 18-7 with 13 minutes left in the first half. Over the course of the next ten minutes, Husson held UMPI to just ten points as they doubled their tally on the scoreboard to jump on ahead, 36-17. 

Aim was not in anyone's favor heading into the second half as neither team could finish a shot until UMPI's DeAndre Duncombe nailed a three-pointer off a quick set up from Griffin Guerrette to shatter the scoreless three minutes for both teams. The Eagles maintained a steady ten-plus separation until midway through the final frame. With 10:41 on the clock, Parker Onorato cut the deficit to eight, 48-40. A pair of made free throws by Shyquinn Dix and jumper by Duncombe two minutes later, put the Owls within a basket from the Eagles, 48-46. Lewis drained yet another timely three to get the Eagles back on track as they stood strong defensively to help secure the 71-63 win.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

  • Corey Kaiser tied his career-high of 15 points in a game as a huge contributor in the win for the Eagles, dishing three assists and grabbing five rebounds.
  • Duncombe led all-scorers with 19 points on the night for the Owls.
  • Husson's bench scored 31 points with Justin Thompson contributing 16 on 6-of-9 shooting from the charity stripe. UMPI's bench was led by Onorato with eight points towards their 15.
  • Lewis finished the night with ten points, nine boards, and four assists for Husson.

UP NEXT!

The men's basketball team is set to take the upcoming week off from games until Friday, January 17th when they travel to Maine Maritime Academy for a conference game at 7:30 p.m.