PRESQUE ISLE — The UMaine-Presque Isle Owls hit 53 percent of their shots from the field in the second half en route to a 79-64 men’s basketball victory over Vermont Tech Wednesday night.
Chase Vicaire paced the Owls with 20 points, four rebounds and three steals while Thiago Conceicao and Claude Louis each tallied 17. Conceicao also grabbed 6 rebounds and blocked 2 shots, Louis added 5 assists, 3 rebounds and 2 steals.
Jamal Hughes paced Vermont Tech with 24 points and 10 rebounds.
UMPI 66, Vermont Tech 49
At Presque Isle, the UMaine-Presque Isle Owls overcame a poor first half to win going away, 66-49 against visiting Vermont Tech Wednesday evening.
Vermont Tech’s leading scorer Paige Wells had 10 of her game-high 18 points in the first half that saw UMPI leading 26-25 at the half.
The Owls regrouped and came out of the locker room on a 12-3 run that put them ahead 38-28 with 13:46 left in the game.
Sydney Churchill paced UMPI (9-3) with 16 points and 4 rebounds, while Rebecca Campbell and Olivia McNally each had 12 points. Campbell added 8 rebounds and 3 block shots and McNally grabbed 4 rebounds and dished out 5 assists and had 2 steals.
Vermont Tech is 5-4.
St. Joseph’s 89, UMM 34
At Standish, St. Joseph’s rolled by UMaine-Machias as coach Mike McDevitt notched his 400th career victory at the school in his 21st season (400-160).
Abby Young paced St. Joe’s (8-3) with 13 points and nine rebounds while Danica Gleason added 11 points and seven rebounds.
Kirsti Wright and Emma LeGallais each scored 11 points for UMM (2-11).