Maine Maritime Grounds Owls

Maine Maritime Grounds Owls

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine – Maine Maritime Academy women's basketball picked up a commanding 54-33, victory over UMaine-Presque Isle on Tuesday night in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) action inside of Wieden Hall Gymnasium. 

How it Happened: After an evenly matched first quarter, the Mariners began to pull away in the second using an 11-2 run to take a 22-15 lead into halftime.

The Mariners came out strong in the third quarter, outscoring the Owls 21-7 to take a commanding 43-22 lead into the final quarter and never looked back.

Inside the Numbers: Alayne Felix (Mahopac, N.Y.) led the Mariners with a game-high 16 points and added eight rebounds, three blocks and a steal.

Melinda Ogden (Searsport, Maine) tallied 14 points and three rebounds and Lauren Plissey (Hermon, Maine) pulled down a game-high 10 rebounds to go along with six points.

Sarah Musselman led the Owls with nine points, four rebounds and a steal.

The Mariners shot 42.6 percent from the floor, while the Owls shot 20 percent. Maine Maritime won the battle of the boards, pulling down 47 rebounds, compared to UMPI's 26. 

Up Next: The Mariners improve to 15-6 overall and 9-2 in conference play, while the Owls drop to 7-15 on the season and 2-10 in the NAC. Maine Maritime returns to action on Friday night when they host UMaine-Farmington for Senior Night at 7:30 pm.