September 20, 2017
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Coach Barron: Rebounding, execution are keys against Rhode Island

Women’s Basketball

MAINE vs. RHODE ISLAND

Time, site: Saturday, 1 p.m., Portland Expo, Portland

Records: Maine 1-7, Rhode Island 3-6

Series, last meeting: Maine leads 12-11, Maine 62-58 on 11/13/11

Key players: Maine —5-9 G Ashleigh Roberts (11.9 ppg, 4.6 rpg), 6-1 F Danielle Walczak (9.2 ppg, 4.0 rpg), 5-10 G/F Liz Wood (8.2 ppg, 5.1 rpg), 6-3 C Anna Heise (6.4 ppg, 3.8 rpg), 5-6 G Courtney Anderson (5.6 ppg, 1.6 apg), 6-2 F Mikaela Gustafsson (4.6 ppg, 2.6 rpg); Rhode Island — 6-1 F Emilie Cloutier (10.3 ppg, 4.5 rpg), 5-11 G Tayra Melendez (9.6 ppg, 4.0 rpg), 6-3 F Samantha Tabakman (7.1 ppg, 8.9 rpg), 5-9 G Brianna Thomas (6.0 ppg, 1.9 apg), 6-1 F Lara Gaspar (5.4 ppg, 4.3 rpg)

Maine coach Richard Barron’s keys to the game: “We have to make sure that we take care of the ball, rebound hard and execute on offense.”

Game notes: UMaine, loser of four straight, looks to bounce back after Wednesday’s last-second 53-50 loss at Siena. URI, which beat Siena 47-39, lost to Delaware on Wednesday and has dropped five of six. The Rams have held opponents to 52.8 ppg on 36 percent shooting.


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