Coach Barron: Keys include establishing inside game, playing good transition defense vs. Bryant

Posted Dec. 09, 2012, at 8:14 p.m.

Women’s Basketball

MAINE vs. BRYANT

Time, site: 7 p.m. Monday, Chase Athletic Center, Smithfield, R.I.

Records: Maine 1-8, Bryant 3-4

Series, last meeting: tied 1-1, Bryant 65-53 on Nov. 19, 2011

Key players: Maine —5-foot-9 G Ashleigh Roberts (12.1 points per game, 4.4 rebounds per game), 6-1 F Danielle Walczak (8.3 ppg, 3.8 rpg), 5-10 F Liz Wood (8.0 ppg, 5.3 rpg), 6-3 C Anna Heise (6.4 ppg, 3.8 rpg), 5-6 G Courtney Anderson (5.0 ppg, 1.6 rpg), 5-8 G Sophie Weckstrom (3.4 ppg, 2.3 assists per game); Bryant — 6-0 F Naana Ankoma-Mensa (12.3 ppg, 11.4 rpg), 5-9 G Courtney Schissler (12.0 ppg, 8.4 rpg), 5-6 G Jenniqua Bailey (7.1 ppg, 3.7 apg), 5-11 G Breanna Rucker (2.6 ppg, 2.4 rpg)

Maine coach Richard Barron’s keys to the game: “We need to establish an inside game, play sound transition defense and rebound effectively.”

Game notes: The Bears, coming off Saturday’s 51-38 loss to Rhode Island, hope to halt a five-game skid. UMaine is still struggling for offensive consistency and faces an athletic club that rebounds aggressively. Bryant has won three straight after Wednesday’s 77-71 overtime win at Iona.

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