UMaine women open America East schedule against Hartford

Posted Dec. 10, 2013, at 8:02 p.m.

Women’s Basketball

MAINE vs. HARTFORD

Time, site: Wednesday, 7 p.m., Cross Insurance Center, Bangor

Records: Maine 5-3, Hartford 1-8

Series, last meeting: Maine leads 37-25, Hartford 82-56 on 2/13/13

Key players: Maine — 5-9 G Ashleigh Roberts (16.5 points per game, 5.6 rebounds per game), 5-10 F Liz Wood (12.1 ppg, 7.4 rpg, 3.5 assists per game), 5-8 G Sophie Weckstrom (5.9 ppg, 2.3 apg), 5-9 G Sigi Koizar (5.5 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 2.0 apg), 5-10 G/F Chantel Charles (5.1 ppg, 3.1 rpg), 6-4 F Anna Heise (4.3 ppg); Hartford — 5-9 G Amber Bepko (9.0 ppg, 1.3 spg), 5-7 G Deanna Mayza (8.1 ppg, 2.3 apg), 5-8 G Morgan Lumb (7.3 ppg, 3.7 rpg), 6-0 F Cherelle Moore (6.9 ppg, 4.6 rpg), 6-0 F Alyssa Reaves (4.2 ppg, 4.1 rpg)

Game notes: It’s early, but this marks both teams’ conference opener. The Black Bears, off to their best start since 2007, lost to Fairfield 80-59 Sunday at the Brown Classic. The Hawks, who have struggled thus far, dropped a 65-45 decision Sunday at Boston College. UMaine looks to snap a 17-game losing streak against Hartford, whic is averaging only 49.2 ppg. The Bears’ last win over the Hawks came on Feb. 19, 2005 — when Sharon Versyp was the coach.

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