November 24, 2017
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Coach Barron: UMaine must not make careless turnovers, needs to crash the boards and stay out of foul trouble in America East opener at UMBC

Women’s Basketball

MAINE vs. MARYLAND BALTIMORE COUNTY

Time, site: Saturday, 2 p.m., RAC Arena, Baltimore, Md.

Records: Maine 1-12 (0-0 America East), UMBC 4-10 (0-1)

Series, last meeting: tied 9-9, UMBC 66-44 on 2/4/12

Key players: Maine — 5-9 G Ashleigh Roberts (10.5 points per game, 4.8 rebounds per game), 6-1 F Danielle Walczak (9.4 ppg, 5.0 rpg), 5-10 G/F Liz Wood (7.3 ppg, 5.8 rpg), 5-6 G Courtney Anderson (5.5 ppg, 3.0 rpg), 6-2 F Corinne Wellington (1.9 ppg, 3.1 rpg), 6-3 C Anna Heise (6.4 ppg, 3.5 rpg); UMBC — 5-10 G Brittany Crowell (10.2 ppg, 5.1 rpg), 5-10 G Bria White (9.7 ppg), 5-7 G Raven Harris (8.6 ppg, 2.6 apg), 5-11 G/F Ashley Lambert (6.5 ppg, 3.2 rpg), 5-9 G Kristin Coles (4.3 ppg, 3.0 rpg)

Coach Richard Barron’s keys to the game: “We have to make sure to make no careless turnovers, crash the boards and stay out of foul trouble.”

Game notes: The Black Bears have lost nine in a row and are off to the worst start in program history. The Retrievers have dropped two straight and seven of eight, including Wednesday’s 87-33 drubbing by Albany. UMBC has lost AE Rookie of the Year and early season top scorer Lauren Chase, who abruptly transferred to George Washington.


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