UMaine women face former league foe in Northeastern

Posted Dec. 13, 2013, at 5:25 p.m.
Last modified Dec. 13, 2013, at 5:57 p.m.

Women’s Basketball

MAINE vs. NORTHEASTERN

Time, site: Sunday, 2 p.m., Cabot Center, Boston

Records: Maine 5-4, Northeastern 4-3

Series, last meeting: Maine leads 33-20, Maine 71-45 on 2/15/05

Key players: Maine — 5-9 G Ashleigh Roberts (15.9 points per game, 5.7 rebounds per game), 5-10 F Liz Wood (12.1 ppg, 7.6 rpg, 3.8 assists per game), 5-8 G Sophie Weckstrom (5.9 ppg, 2.2 apg), 5-9 G Sigi Koizar (5.5 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 2.2 apg), 5-10 G/F Chantel Charles (5.1 ppg, 3.0 rpg), 6-4 F Anna Heise (4.3 ppg); Northeastern — 5-7 G A’lece Mark (18.7 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 2.4 spg), 6-3 C Jewel Tunstull (15.4 ppg, 10.3 rpg, 1.9 blocks per game), 5-9 G Kazzidy Stewart (9.0 ppg, 4.1 rpg), 5-7 G Amencie Mercier (8.0 ppg, 4.3 apg), 6-0 F Samantha DeFreese (5.0 ppg, 5.0 rpg)

Game notes: UMaine will try to bounce back after a subpar performance in Wednesday’s 66-56 overtime loss to Hartford in their America East opener. The Black Bears committed 27 turnovers in the game. The Huskies of the Colonial Athletic Association are coming off Tuesday’s 70-62 setback at Holy Cross. UMaine encounters a challenge in the post against Tunstull, who is averaging a double-double and shooting 54 percent. The Bears counter inside with Gustafsson and Wood. NU’s opponents are averaging 19 turnovers.

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