UMaine women’s, men’s basketball teams finish regular season with weekend games

Posted March 01, 2013, at 8:14 p.m.

Women’s Basketball

MAINE vs. NEW HAMPSHIRE

Time, site: 2 p.m. Saturday, Memorial Gym, Orono

Records: Maine 4-23 (3-11 America East), New Hampshire 10-17 (5-10)

Series, last meeting: Maine leads 46-30, UNH 61-54 on 1/29/13

Key players: Maine — 5-10 G/F Liz Wood (10.2 points per game, 6.7 rebounds per game), 5-9 G Ashleigh Roberts (10.2 ppg, 4.6 rpg), 5-6 G Courtney Anderson (7.0 ppg, 3.5 rpg), 5-8 G Lauren Bodine (3.9 ppg), 6-2 F Mikaela Gustafasson (3.7 ppg, 2.4 rpg), 5-8 G Sophie Weckstrom (3.5 ppg); UNH — 6-0 G Cari Reed (12.4 ppg, 6.6 rpg), 6-1 F Morgan Frame (10.8 ppg, 6.9 rpg), 5-7 G Kelsey Hogan (9.5 ppg, 3.2 apg), 6-4 F Kaylee Kilpatrick (7.4 ppg, 4.4 rpg), 5-10 G Elizabeth Belanger (6.1 ppg, 3.7 rpg).

Game notes: The Black Bears will try to get back in the swing of things against the Wildcats. UMaine’s last game was a week ago, a 56-53 loss at Stony Brook. With Milica Mitrovic out with a broken hand suffered in team’s bus crash Tuesday night, the Bears have a maximum of eight players available. UNH has given up only 55.4 ppg despite losing four of its last five contests.

Men’s Basketball

MAINE vs. NEW HAMPSHIRE

Time, site: 1 p.m. Sunday, Lundholm Gymnasium, Durham, N.H.

Records: Maine 10-17 (5-9 America East), New Hampshire 8-19 (4-11)

Series, last meeting: Maine leads 116-66, UNH 57-54 on 1/30/13

Key players: Maine — 6-3 G Justin Edwards (16.2 points per game, 5.2 rebounds per game), 6-8 F Alasdair Fraser (13.4 ppg, 8.3 rpg), 6-3 G Xavier Pollard (9.7 ppg, 4.5 assists per game), 6-9 F Mike Allison (6.7 ppg, 7.3 rpg), 6-3 G Zarko Valjarevic (9.1 ppg); UNH — 6-6 F Ferg Myrick (13.2 ppg, 6.4 rpg), 6-6 F Patrick Konan (13.2 ppg, 5.6 rpg), 6-4 G Chandler Rhoads (11.2 ppg, 3.5 apg), 6-10 C Chris Pelcher (9.6 ppg, 6.5 rpg), 6-9 F Chris Matagrano (5.7 ppg, 3.1 rpg).

Coach Ted Woodward’s keys to the game: “We need to have crisp offensive execution with balance, win the possession battle on the glass and by taking care of the ball, and have consistent urgency on defense.”

Game notes: The Black Bears, who have lost two straight, look to generate some confidence going into the postseason against the Wildcats. Regardless, UMaine will be the No. 5 seed and will play either host Albany or Hartford, which are tied for fourth with a game left. UNH is battling UMBC for sixth place.

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