UMaine women’s basketball in rematch with Virginia Commonwealth

Posted Dec. 31, 2012, at 7:47 p.m.

Women’s Basketball

MAINE vs. VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH

Time, site: Tuesday, 2 p.m., Siegel Center, Richmond, Va.

Records: Maine 1-11, Virginia Commonwealth 6-7

Series, last meeting: VCU leads 2-0, VCU 74-58 on 11/24/12

Key players: Maine — 5-9 G Ashleigh Roberts (11.2 points per game, 4.8 rebounds per game), 6-1 F Danielle Walczak (9.2 ppg, 4.7 rpg), 5-10 G/F Liz Wood (7.5 ppg, 5.6 rpg), 5-6 G Courtney Anderson (4.8 ppg, 1.8 assists per game), 5-8 G Sophie Weckstrom (4.3 ppg, 2.2 apg), 6-1 F Mikaela Gustafsson (3.3 ppg, 2.3 rpg); VCU — 6-0 G/F Robyn Parks (17.5 ppg, 7.7 rpg), 5-8 G Jessica Pellecchio (12.8 ppg, 1.9 apg), 6-1 F Shekinah Henry (5.9 ppg, 7.2 rpg), 5-7 G Kaneisha Atwater (5.6 ppg, 2.1 apg), 5-7 G Carleeda Green (5.0 ppg, 4.2 apg)

Game notes: The Black Bears have dropped eight straight games, including Sunday’s 69-64 decision at Towson. UMaine is without freshman center Anna Heise, who is injured. VCU won the earlier meeting in Orono, using its quickness to generate turnovers and transition points.

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