BANGOR, Maine – The Eagles continued their 2016-17 season with an impressive 75-57 win at home over the Owls of University of Maine-Presque Isle (UMPI).
Raheem Anderson delivered a strong individual performance leading all players with 27 points, including 10 from the free throw line, and Zach Curran had 19 points for the Eagles. Justin Martin had a strong defensive display for the home side with eight total rebounds, three steals, and three blocks, while Alonzo McCain led all players with five assists. For the Owls, Kevin Collins finished with 12 points, while Anthony Chacho led all players with nine rebounds.
The Eagles started the game sluggishly as the visiting side jumped out to a 10-point lead early on, forcing the Husson players into several turnovers. Justin Smith got the Eagles back into the game with a 3-pointer, and Anderson brought them to within two points of the Owls after nine straight points before McCain leveled the score at 19-19.
UMPI regained the lead briefly before Curran and Mitch Worcester combined for three straight three-point field goals in the final two minutes to help Husson end the first half on top, 37-33. Curran and Anderson each had 11 points for the home team in the first half, while the Owls benefited from a strong overall team performance with seven of their players scoring at least four points.
Curran and Anderson continued their impressive offensive form as The Eagles began the second half on the front foot, running out to an early 14-point lead. Bruce St. Peter came off the bench to make a remarkable cameo, scoring six points in the space of two minutes for the Eagles, as well as a big block on the defensive end, before Anderson took control of the game with eight straight points. The Owls weren't able to get a handle on the game after that and were outscored 38-24 in the second half.
The game finished 75-57. This was the 19th straight victory for the Husson men's basketball team over UMPI. The Eagles also lead the all-time series 106-23 in a rivalry dating all the way back to 1938.
The Eagles look to continue an impressive 2-0 start to the season when they travel to University of Maine-Farmington on Tuesday, November 29.