UMaine women host Bucknell in WBI tournament game

Posted March 18, 2014, at 2:10 p.m.

Women’s Basketball

MAINE vs. BUCKNELL

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

Records: Maine 16-14, Bucknell 16-13

Series, last meeting: 1st meeting

Key players: Maine — 5-9 G Ashleigh Roberts (13.7 points per game, 5.8 rebounds per game, 2.1 assists per game, 1.4 steals per game), 5-10 G/F Liz Wood (12.4 ppg, 6.7 rpg, 2.9 apg, 1.9 spg), 5-6 G Cherrish Wallace (7.6 ppg, 3.4 apg), 5-8 G Lauren Bodine (7.5 ppg, .423 3-pt. FG pct.), 6-2 F Mikaela Gustafsson (4.5 ppg, 3.4 rpg), 5-8 G Sigi Koizar (5.1 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 2.5 apg); Bucknell — 6-1 F Audrey Dotson (16.2 ppg, 6.9 rpg, 2.0 apg, 1.5 bpg), 5-9 G Shelby Romine (15.1 ppg, 6.2 rpg, 4.3 apg, 1.2 spg, .405 3-pt. FG pct.), 6-1 F Claire DeBoer (9.9 ppg ,6.8 rpg), 5-10 G Claire Maree O’Bryan (7.1 ppg), 5-7 G Megan McGurk (6.3 ppg, 2.1 apg)

Game notes: The Black Bears will be tested by a Bucknell team that averages 67.5 ppg and shoots 74 percent from the foul line (No. 59 in Division I). The Bison attempted 653 free throws (22.5 per game), compared to 13.6 per contest for the Bears. However, Bucknell ranked No. 301 in turnover margin (minus-3.03). UMaine is led by All-America East second-team choices Roberts and Wood. The Bison, coached by Aaron Roussell, feature All-Patriot League first-teamer Romine, second-team pick Dotson and rookie of the year DeBoer and have been a strong rebounding team.

 

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