Coach Barron says UMaine women need to be aggressive attacking Auburn’s press in basketball season opener

Posted Nov. 08, 2012, at 8:31 p.m.

Women’s Basketball

MAINE vs. AUBURN

Sheraton Raleigh Wolfpack Invitational

Time, site: 2:30 p.m. Friday, Reynolds Coliseum, Raleigh, N.C.

Records (2011-12): Maine 8-23 (2011-12); Auburn

Key players (2011-12 stats): Maine — 5-8 G Ashleigh Roberts (7.2 ppg, 3.9 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), 5-10 G/F Chantel Charles (1st season); Auburn — 6-1 G Tyrese Tanner (10.6 ppg, 3.8 rpg), 6-1 G Hasina Muhammad (9.5 ppg, 3.7 rpg), 6-3 F Blanche Alverson (9.1 ppg, 4.2 rpg), 5-1 G Naja Ouardad (3.1 ppg, 2.7 apg), 6-5 C Peyton Davis (0.4 ppg, 1.2 rpg).

Maine coach Richard Barron’s keys to the game: “We need to be aggressive attacking their press, keep them off the offensive boards and knock down open threes (3-pointers).”

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