Coach Barron: Controlling the boards on both ends is a key vs. New Brunswick

Posted Oct. 31, 2012, at 8:28 p.m.

Women’s Basketball

MAINE vs. NEW BRUNSWICK

Time, site: Thursday, 7:30 p.m., Alfond Arena, Orono

Records: Maine 8-23 (2011-12); New Brunswick 4-5 (exhibition)

Key players: Maine (last season’s stats) — 5-8 G Ashleigh Roberts (7.2 ppg, 3.9 rpg), 6-1 F Danielle Walczak (5.8 ppg, 4.7 rpg), 5-6 G Courtney Anderson (4.7 ppg, 2.8 apg), 6-2 F Corinne Wellington (4.4 ppg, 3.7 rpg), 5-10 G/F Liz Wood (1st season), 6-3 C Anna Heise (1st season); New Brunswick — 6-0 G Claire Colborne (20.6 ppg, 5.1 rpg), 5-4 G Colleen Daly (6.5 ppg, 1.8 apg), 6-1 C Samantha Kaminsky (4.6 ppg, 2.6 rpg), 5-10 F Melissa Foster (4.3 ppg, 3.8 rpg), 6-0 C Rachel Cleary (3.7 ppg, 2.9 rpg)

Maine coach Richard Barron’s keys to the game: “Defensively, we need to make sure we contest all shots. We need to control the boards on both ends and offensively we have to make sure we have a good flow predicated on ball movement and tempo.”

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