Barron: UMaine women’s basketball team must control ball, demonstrate patience against Hartford

Posted Jan. 08, 2013, at 7:05 p.m.

Women’s Basketball

MAINE vs. HARTFORD

Time, site: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Alfond Arena, Orono

Records: Maine 1-13 (0-2 America East), Hartford 9-6 (0-2)

Series, last meeting: Maine leads 37-23, Hartford 59-40 on 2/15/12

Key players: Maine — 5-9 G Ashleigh Roberts (10.4 points per game, 4.9 rebounds per game), 6-1 F Danielle Walczak (9.1 ppg, 4.7 rpg), 5-10 G/F Liz Wood (6.8 ppg, 5.9 rpg), 5-6 G Courtney Anderson (6.4 ppg, 2.9 rpg), 6-3 F Corinne Wellington (2.3 ppg, 4.2 rpg), 6-1 F Mikaela Gustafsson (2.9 ppg, 2.3 rpg); Hartford — 6-1 F Nikkia Smith (10.8 ppg, 4.7 rpg), 5-9 G Amber Bepko (10.5 ppg, 3.3 rpg), 5-11 F Ruthanne Doherty (7.9 ppg, 4.1 rpg), 5-6 G Daphne Elliott (7.6 ppg, 1.7 steals per game), 5-9 G Alyssa Englert (3.7 ppg, 3.3 assists per game).

Coach Richard Barron’s keys to the game: “We need to have good recognition of help defenders, control the ball with patience and rebound well.”

Game notes: The Black Bears return home for the first time since Nov. 24 mired in a 10-game losing streak. Maine’s guards will be severely tested by Hartford’s aggressive man-to-man defensive pressure. The Hawks have lost three straight, averaging only 41 ppg.

 

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