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UMaine women’s basketball capsule

By Pete Warner, BDN Staff
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MAINE vs. HARTFORD

Time, site: Tuesday, 7 p.m., Alfond Arena, Orono

Records: Maine 3-20 (1-10 America East), Hartford 9-14 (6-4)

Series, last meeting: Maine leads 37-20, Hartford 73-43 on 1/5/11

Key players: Maine — 5-9 G Ashleigh Roberts (10.7 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 1.9 apg, 1.0 spg), 5-11 G Amber Smith (10.2 ppg, 4.4 rpg, .817 FT pct.), 5-9 G Katelyn Vanderhoff (8.2 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 3.2 apg, 1.9 spg), 5-11 G Tanna Ross (7.0 ppg, 3.2 rpg), 6-2 F Samantha Baranowski (2.8 ppg, 2.5 rpg), 5-7 G Brittany Williams (2.5 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 1.5 apg, 1.1 spg); Hartford — 5-11 G Mary Silvia (9.4 ppg, .363 3-pt. FG pct., .893 FT pct.), 5-6 G Daphne Elliott (9.2 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 1.7 spg, .784 FT pct.), 5-7 G Alex Hall (8.1 ppg, 3.9 rpg), 5-11 F Ruthanne Doherty (7.1 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 1.2 spt, .466 FG pct.), 5-9 G Jackie Smith (4.3 ppg, 3.7 apg, 1.0 spg)

Outlook: Coming off a competitive effort at UMBC, the Black Bears look to end their losing streak at eight games. With five games left in the regular season, UMaine desperately could use some confidence and momentum. The Hawks are down a bit, but have won three in a row, including Saturday’s 61-56 victory at Albany. Hartford is 5-0 against AE teams below .500. The guard-oriented Hawks can run and excel in transition, but lack a strong inside game. UMaine might be able to use its frontcourt height effectively, but only if it doesn’t turn the ball over and dictates Hartford a half-court pace. The Hawks have good balance despite the lack of a big-time scorer. 


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