UMaine women’s basketball capsule

Posted Nov. 25, 2010, at 9:31 p.m.

Dead River Co. Classic

MAINE vs. NAVY

Time, site: Friday, 6 p.m., Saturday, noon or 2 p.m.; Alfond Arena, Orono

Records: Maine 1-2, Navy 3-1

Series, last meeting: Maine leads 1-0, Maine 92-55 on 1/2/88

Key players: Maine — 5-11 G Amber Smith (16.7 ppg, 2.0 spg), 6-0 F Samantha Wheeler (11.3 ppg, 7.7 rpg, 2.3 apg, 2.0 spg), 5-9 G Katelyn Vanderhoff (9.3 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 2.6 apg, 2.3 spg), 5-7 G Brittany Williams (5.7 ppg, 2.3 apg, 2.3 spg), 6-3 F Samantha Baranowski (3.0 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 1.0 bpg), 6-2 F Corinne Wellington (6.3 ppg, 5.3 rpg); Navy — 5-5 G Angela Myers (16.8 ppg, 4.8 apg, 3.5 spg, .554 FG pct.), 5-6 G Jasmine Pitts (10.0 ppg, 3.0 apg), 6-3 C Cassie Consedine (9.5 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 1.8 bpg), 6-0 F Jade Geif (8.5 ppg, 7.5 rpg), 5-9 G Chey Arvin (6.3 ppg, 5.8 rpg)

Outlook: The Black Bears will receive another solid test from the Midshipmen of the Patriot League. UMaine continues to work on sustaining defensive intensity, rebounding hard and establishing offensive continuity. The Bears are coming off Tuesday’s 62-57 home loss to Central Connecticut during which their rebounding was deficient. Navy hosted its own tourney last week and defeated a Harvard squad that beat UMaine 73-54 on Nov. 13. The Mids have 11 underclassmen on their roster, but Stefanie Pemper’s teams are known for their defensive prowess. UMaine must keep a handle on the speedy Myers, although Navy has ample offensive balance. Florida and South Alabama open the tournament in today’s 4 p.m. game. The losers play Saturday at noon, with the title game to follow at 2 p.m.

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