Maine routs Maine-Presque Isle 96-45 behind Howard
BANGOR, Maine (AP) Austin Howard scored a career-high 19 points and hit 4 of 4 3-pointers and Maine used a 22-1 second-half run to rout NAIA-member Maine-Presque Isle 96-45 on Saturday to end a three-game skid.
Ilker Er also scored a career-high with 15 points, Andrew Fleming added 14 and Marko Pirovic 12 for the Black Bears (2-4), who shot 14 of 31 from beyond the arc (45.2 percent) and outrebounded the Owls 52-27.
UMP led 13-12 on Kevin Collins' jumper, then Maine used a 15-2 run capped by Fleming's dunk to take a 40-20 halftime lead. Maine shot 43.3 percent from the floor in the half (13 of 30) to the Owls' 21.4 percent (6 of 28).
Collins hit a 3-pointer to spark Maine's big second-half run with 14:27 to play and Maine cruised, with Dennis Ashley, Howard, Danny Evans and Pirovic all hitting 3s.
Maurice Harris led Main-Presque Isle (1-3) with 16 points.