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UMFK Bengal Basketball Tourney "Tips-Off" November 14 with celebratory 125th Anniversary theme

October 31, 2003

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The University of Maine at Fort Kent men and women's basketball teams are looking ahead to a new season while looking back at their respective program's past as they prepare to officially open their season's at the annual Bengal Tip-Off Tournament on November 14, 15 and 16, at the UMFK SportsCenter.

In addition to hosting tournaments for both men and women's teams, the athletic department is planning to pay tribute to the early days of basketball at UMFK throughout the three-day event.

"We are very excited about the start of the new season," said Eric Werntgen, assistant athletic director and head women's basketball coach. "The Bengal Tip-off Tourney is always both a time of reflection and a glimpse into the future of our basketball program. It is especially so this year as the University celebrates this anniversary milestone."

Saturday, November 15, will begin with the Women's Bengal Tip-Off Tournament at 12:00 noon in the SportsCenter. The first contest will take place between Unity and NMCC, and will be followed at 2:00 p.m. with a contest between the women's teams from UMM and UMFK.

The men's Bengal Tip-Off Tourney will begin at 6:00 p.m. when the Falcons from Fisher College in Boston take on the Rams from Unity College. Later in the evening at 8:00 p.m., the Falcons from Northern Maine Community College in Presque Isle will take on the host Bengals.

The final day of activity, Sunday, November 16, will begin at 12:00 noon with a match between Unity College and NMMC. At 2:00 p.m., the UMFK men will host Fisher College.