September 23, 2018
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UMaine men host first-place Stony Brook on Sunday


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Men’s Basketball

MAINE vs. STONY BROOK

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

Records: Maine 8-18 (4-9 America East), Stony Brook 22-5 (13-1)

Series, last meeting: Stony Brook leads 20-14, SBU 81-54 on 1/25/16

Key players: Maine — 6-7 F Issac Vann (15.2 ppg, 5.7 rpg), 6-7 F Devine Eke (10.0 ppg, 6.6 rebounds per game, .636 FG pct.), 6-8 F Till Gloger (9.2 ppg), 5-11 G Aaron Calixte (10.4 ppg, 2.7 apg), 6-2 G Lavar Harewood (5.4 ppg), 6-5 G Shaun Lawton (8.4 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 2.0 apg, 2.0 spg); Stony Brook — 6-8 F Jameel Warney (18.8 ppg, 10.3 rpg, 3.1 bpg, .611 FG pct.), 6-0 G Carson Puriefoy (14.4 ppg, 3.1 apg, 1.3 spg), 6-4 G Ahmad Walker (10.9 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 4.2 apg), 6-7 F Rayshaun McGrew (11.0 ppg, 6.0 rpg), 6-3 G Lucas Woodhouse (6.5 ppg, 3.2 apg)

Game notes: The Black Bears will have had a week to prepare for the league-leading Seawolves, who dominated the first meeting. UMaine has lost five straight, including last Sunday’s 108-64 drubbing at Albany. Stony Brook looks to refocus after having its nation-leading 18-game winning streak halted Wednesday (82-70) at Albany. The Seawolves feature the stingiest defense (60.3 ppg) in league play while holding opponents to 39 percent shooting. The Bears must be able to contest SBU’s ability to get the ball into the paint and have to shoot well to help limit the Seawolves’ transition attack. UMaine will be without sparkplug guard Kevin Little, who will miss the rest of the season with an ankle injury.

Women’s Basketball

MAINE vs. STONY BROOK

Time, site: 2 p.m. Saturday, Pritchard Gym, Stony Brook, New York

Records: Maine 21-7 (12-1 America East), Stony Brook 16-11 (8-6)

Series, last meeting: Stony Brook leads 17-16, Maine 55-52 on 1/24/16

Key players: Maine — 5-8 G Sigi Koizar (17.1 points per game, 4.1 rebounds per game, 4.0 assists per game, .439 3-pt. FG pct.), 6-2 F Mikaela Gustafsson (8.5 ppg, 4.1 rpg), 5-10 G/F Liz Wood (9.8 ppg, 7.5 rpg, 3.0 apg, 2.7 steals per game), 5-11 F Bella Swan (8.3 ppg, 5.1 rpg, .495 FG pct.), 5-8 G Sophie Weckstrom (6.2 ppg), 5-9 G Lauren Bodine (4.9 ppg); Stony Brook — 6-0 F Brittany Snow (14.7 ppg, 6.8 rpg), 6-0 F Ogechi Anyagaligbo (10.4 ppg, 9.1 rpg, 1.1 blocks per game, .581 FG pct.), 5-6 G Davion Wingate (9.6 ppg, 2.3 apg), 5-9 G Christa Scognamiglio (9.4 ppg, 6.2 rpg, 1.9 spg), 5-5 G Kori Bayne-Walker (7.4 ppg, 4.8 apg)

Game notes: The Black Bears head to Long Island riding a nine-game winning streak and look to keep pace with Albany for the regular-season title. UMaine is coming off Sunday’s 65-53 victory over Albany, which was its best performance of the season. The third-place Seawolves hope to halt a three-game skid after losing to Albany 62-49 on Wednesday. The Bears’ points of emphasis in this one will include rebounding and crisp offensive execution, both of which can limit SBU’s transition chances. UMaine also hopes to create numerous turnovers as it did in the first meeting.


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