Coach Barron: UMaine women’s basketball team must limit 3-point shots, score ‘hustle points’ against Boston University

Posted Jan. 15, 2013, at 7:01 p.m.

Women’s Basketball

MAINE vs. BOSTON UNIVERSITY

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

Records: Maine 1-15 (0-3 America East), Boston U. 14-3 (4-0)

Series, last meeting: Maine leads 40-31, BU 52-43 on 3/2/12

Key players: Maine — 5-9 G Ashleigh Roberts (9.6 points per game, 4.6 rebounds per game), 6-1 F Danielle Walczak (9.4 ppg, 4.6 rpg), 5-10 G/F Liz Wood (6.4 ppg, 5.4 rpg), 5-6 G Courtney Anderson (6.4 ppg, 2.9 rpg), 6-3 F Corinne Wellington (1.9 ppg, 3.9 rpg), 5-7 G Lauren Bodine (1.7 ppg); BU — 5-8 G Chantell Alford (17.1 ppg, 5.5 rpg), 6-1 F Rashidat Agboola (11.4 ppg, 9.2 rpg), 5-7 G Mo Moran (10.4 ppg, 6.5 assists per game), 5-7 G Danielle Callahan (8.2 ppg), 5-10 G Kristen Sims (8.2 ppg, 3.9 rpg)

Coach Richard Barron’s keys to the game: “We have to limit their 3-point opportunities, keep the ball moving ahead of the defense and find a way to score hustle points (offensive putbacks, steals for layups).”

Game notes: The Black Bears look to snap a 12-game losing streak against the Terriers, who have won 11 straight. UMaine is likely to be without freshman center Anna Heise (ankle) for the sixth game in a row. BU, led by two-time AE Player of the Year Alford, allows only 51.5 ppg on .343 shooting, both top-26 rankings.

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