June 22, 2018
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UMaine women’s basketball team home to face Yale

By Pete Warner, BDN Staff

Women’s Basketball


Time, site: Sunday, 2 p.m., Cross Insurance Center, Bangor

Records: Maine 6-7, Yale 5-7

Series, last meeting: Maine leads 1-0, Maine 92-62 on 1/11/03

Key players: Maine — 5-9 G Ashleigh Roberts (12.8 points per game, 5.5 rebounds per game), 5-10 F Liz Wood (11.5 ppg, 7.1 rpg, 3.7 assists per game), 5-8 G Sophie Weckstrom (5.4 ppg, 1.7 apg), 5-9 G Sigi Koizar (5.7 ppg, 2.5 apg), 6-2 F Mikaela Gustafsson (4.8 ppg, 3.3 rpg), 5-6 G Cherrish Wallace (8.0 ppg, 7.0 rpg); Yale — 5-9 G Sarah Halejian (15.1 ppg, 3.2 apg, 2.4 steals per game), 6-0 G Janna Graf (10.4 ppg, 4.3 rpg), 6-1 F Meredith Boardman (6.1 ppg, 7.0 rpg), 6-0 G Nyasha Sarju (4.7 ppg), 6-1 F Alex Osborn-Jones (4.2 ppg, 4.1 rpg).

Game notes: Coach Richard Barron’s Black Bears are home after back-to-back losses, including Wednesday’s 72-49 decision at Wisconsin-Green Bay. UMaine was stranded in Chicago on Thursday after its return flights were canceled. The Bears move into America East play Wednesday in Bangor against UMBC. The Bulldogs are coming off Sunday’s 79-63 loss at Kansas. UMaine must keep a strong rebounding Yale team off the offensive glass and limit its own turnovers. Wallace was a factor in her UMaine debut, her first game since 2009 when she was at Baylor.

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