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No. 6 North Carolina uses strong second half to roll by UMaine women

By Pete Warner on Dec. 19, 2014, at 9:26 p.m.
The University of Maine had to realize it was fortunate to be within six points at halftime of Friday night’s Carolinas Classic game against the University of North Carolina. If not, it became abundantly clear during the second half. The sixth-ranked Tar Heels outscored the Black Bears 41-18 in the …

Maine men’s basketball team seeking to snap three-game losing streak

on Dec. 19, 2014, at 5:51 p.m.
Men’s Basketball MAINE vs. ARMY Time, site: Sunday, 1 p.m., Christl Arena, West Point, New York Records: Maine 1-8, Army 7-2 Series, last meeting: Army leads 3-0, Army 90-80 on 12/13/13 Key players: Maine — 6-5 G Shaun Lawton (12.1 points per game, 2.6 assists per game, 2.0 steals per …
Anna Heise (right), pictured during a Dec. 7 game, hopes to provide a defensive and rebounding presence in the post on Friday as the University of Maine takes on No. 6 North Carolina at Myrtel Beach, South Carolina.

UMaine women’s basketball team puts six-game win streak on line against No. 6 North Carolina

on Dec. 18, 2014, at 3:17 p.m.
Women’s Basketball MAINE vs. No. 6 NORTH CAROLINA Time, site: Friday, 7 p.m., Myrtle Beach Convention Center, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Records: Maine 7-3, North Carolina 9-1 Series, last meeting: UNC leads 2-0, UNC 62-57 on 3/18/00 Key players: Maine — 5-8 G Sigi Koizar (15.8 points per game, 3.8 …

Saturday’s UMaine-Northeastern women’s basketball summary

on Dec. 13, 2014, at 8:07 p.m.
BLACK BEARS 60, HUSKIES 51 Northeastern (2-4) DeFreese 1-5 3-4 5, Sally 0-5 0-0 0, Mercier 4-10 4-4 13, Mark 2-10 3-4 8, Montagne 6-13 0-0 17, Stewart 0-1 0-0 0, Hopewell 2-2 4-6 8, Taggart 0-3 0-0 0; Totals 15-49 14-18 51 Maine (7-3) Wood 3-6 4-4 10, Heise …
America East officials (from left) Kerry Lang, Joanne Aldrich and Kathleen Lynch wait as the University of Maine women's basketball team emerges from the Black Bear tunnel prior to Saturday's game against Northeastern at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.

Defense prevails: UMaine women’s basketball team beats Northeastern for 6th straight win

By Pete Warner on Dec. 13, 2014, at 5:46 p.m.
BANGOR | When your opponent goes almost 15 minutes between field goals, there’s a good chance you’re going to win the game. The University of Maine accomplished that feat against Northeastern on Saturday afternoon, using a combination of its 2-3 matchup zone and player-to-player defenses to forge a 60-51 …
UMaine basketball player Sigi Koizar (42) gets off a scoop shot for a basket during the second half of last Sunday's game against Harvard at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. The Black Bears entertain Northeastern on Saturday at 1 p.m.

UMaine women’s basketball team eyes 6th straight win Saturday against Northeastern

on Dec. 12, 2014, at 2:50 p.m.
Women’s Basketball MAINE vs. NORTHEASTERN Time, site: Saturday, 1 p.m., Cross Insurance Center, Bangor Records: Maine 6-3, Northeastern 2-3 Series, last meeting: Maine leads 32-21, NU 81-55 on 12/15/13 Key players: Maine — 5-8 G Sigi Koizar (15.9 points per game, 4.0 rebounds per game, 2.7 assists per game, 2.1 …

Wednesday’s UMaine-Dartmouth women’s basketball summary

on Dec. 10, 2014, at 10:16 p.m.
COLLEGE Maine 53, Dartmouth 38 Dartmouth (5-3) Roland 7-17 0-1 15, Szabo 5-11 0-0 11, Jordan 1-2 0-0 2, Mixon 0-1 0-0 0, Toskovic 1-6 0-0 2, Smith 0-0 0-0 0, Dawson 0-0 0-0 0, Letkewicz 1-2 0-0 2, Vareika 1-2 0-0 3, Norman 1-1 0-0 3; Totals 17-42 0-1 …
Shaun Lawton (10) of the University of Maine, pictured during a January 2014 game in Bangor, has been a key, two-way performer this season for the Black Bears, who play at Boston College on Thursday night.

ACC challenge: UMaine men’s basketball team faces Boston College

on Dec. 10, 2014, at 12:47 p.m.
Men’s Basketball MAINE vs. BOSTON COLLEGE Time, site: Thursday, 7 p.m., Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts Records: Maine 1-7, Boston College 4-3 Series, last meeting: BC leads 14-4, Maine 52-51 in 1/2/10 Key players: Maine — 6-5 G Shaun Lawton (12.5 points per game, 2.9 assists per game, 2.2 steals …

4-game win streak on the line: UMaine women’s basketball team entertains Dartmouth

on Dec. 09, 2014, at 2:27 p.m.
Women’s Basketball MAINE vs. DARTMOUTH Time, site: Wednesday, 7 p.m., Cross Insurance Center, Bangor Records: Maine 5-3, Dartmouth 5-2 Series, last meeting: Maine leads 9-4, Maine 67-53 on 11/15/07 Key players: Maine — 5-10 F Liz Wood (16.4 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 3.4 apg, 2.5 spg), 5-8 G Sigi Koizar (15.5 …
Junior guard Shaun Lawton (right), pictured in a November exhibition game, has served as the catalyst early this season for the University of Maine men's basketball team. The Black Bears play host to Long Island University Brooklyn on Tuesday night at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.

UMaine men’s basketball team home against winless LIU Brooklyn

on Dec. 08, 2014, at 1:09 p.m.
Men’s Basketball MAINE vs. LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY BROOKLYN Time, site: Tuesday, 7 p.m., Cross Insurance Center, Bangor Records: Maine 1-6, LIU Brooklyn 0-6 Series, last meeting: Maine leads 4-0, Maine 84-63 in 1999 Key players: Maine — 6-5 G Shaun Lawton (12.0 points per game, 2.9 assists per game, 2.4 …

UMaine-Harvard women’s basketball summary

on Dec. 07, 2014, at 6:11 p.m.
BLACK BEARS 65, CRIMSON 46 Harvard (4-4) Fagbenle 1-5 1-2 3, Healy 6-13 0-0 13, Curtis 2-6 0-0 6, Dinkins 2-3 0-0 6, McDonnell 3-7 2-2 11, Tummala 2-7 0-0 5, Nunley 1-6 0-0 2, Porter 0-4 0-0 0, Metoyer 0-4 0-0 0, Lachenauer 0-0 0-0 0; Totals 17-55 3-4 …

UMaine defense shackles Harvard star to earn fourth straight women’s basketball victory

By Pete Warner on Dec. 07, 2014, at 4 p.m.
BANGOR | Harvard University forward Temi Fagbenle went into Sunday afternoon’s game against the University of Maine averaging 15.6 points and 12.3 rebounds. The Black Bears shut down the agile, 6-foot-4 forward. UMaine limited the All-Ivy League, first-team choice to three points and eight rebounds, building the foundation for …

Dartmouth, Maine men’s basketball summary

on Dec. 07, 2014, at 1:26 a.m.
Dartmouth 74, Maine 51 Maine (1-6) 51 Calixte 2-6 0-0 4, Ejiga 3-4 0-0 8, Pirovic 1-6 0-0 2, Valjarevic 1-8 1-2 3, Lawton 1-4 5-5 7, Nissen 0-1 0-0 0, Melmed 0-0 0-0 0, Gloger 3-6 2-2 8, Reid-Knight 3-5 3-4 11, Mackey 0-1 0-0 0, Westra 1-2 1-2 …
Austrian point guard Sigi Koizar, pictured during a Nov. 23 game in Bangor, has been one of the catalysts for the University of Maine women's basketball team during its three-game winning streak. The Black Bears play Harvard on Sunday afternoon at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.

UMaine women’s basketball team eyes 4th straight win; men’s hockey, basketball on the road

on Dec. 05, 2014, at 11:29 a.m.
Men’s Hockey MAINE vs. No. 7 UMass Lowell Time, site: Saturday, 8 p.m., Tsongas Arena, Lowell, Massachusetts Records: Maine 3-11-1 (2-5 Hockey East); UML 9-3-3 (6-0-2) Series, last meeting: Maine leads 78-34-4, 1-1 tie on 1/17/14 Key players: Maine — C Cam Brown (5 goals, 7 assists), RW Blaine Byron …

Women’s Basketball

on Dec. 02, 2014, at 6:34 p.m.
MAINE vs. CENTRAL CONNECTICUT Time, site: Wednesday, 7 p.m., Detrick Gymnasium, New Britain, Connecticut Records: Maine 3-3, Central Connecticut 4-2 Series, last meeting: Maine leads 12-5, CCSU 53-48 on 11/11/11 Key players: Maine — 5-8 G Sigi Koizar (14.8 points per game, 4.2 rebounds per game, 2.3 assists per game), …

UMaine men seek first win in home opener against Wagner

on Dec. 01, 2014, at 4:36 p.m.
Men’s Basketball MAINE vs. WAGNER Time, site: Tuesday, 7 p.m., Cross Insurance Center, Bangor Records: Maine 0-5, Wagner 2-3 Series, last meeting: Wagner leads 1-0, Wagner 77-56 on 2/10/92 Key players: Maine — 6-5 Shaun Lawton (11.8 points per game, 2.4 assists per game, 2.8 steals per game), 6-6 G …
Sigi Koizar of the University of Maine looks to drive past Brown's Ellise Sharpe during Saturday's basketball game at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. Koizar scored 22 points on Sunday to lead UMaine to a 69-64 overtime win against Boston College in the championship game of the Black Bear Thanksgiving Classic.

Koizar lifts UMaine past Boston College in OT to earn women’s basketball tourney title

By Pete Warner on Nov. 30, 2014, at 3:12 p.m.
BANGOR | The University of Maine women’s basketball team has endured some excruciating losses at the Cross Insurance Center. The Black Bears were determined not to give Sunday’s game away. Sigi Koizar scored five straight points to spark an 8-0 run in overtime, helping UMaine hold off Boston College …

Saturday’s UMaine-Brown women’s basketball summary

on Nov. 29, 2014, at 5:10 p.m.
BLACK BEARS 58, BEARS 53 Brown (1-5) 53 White 4-9 1-2 12, Ball 2-3 0-0 4, Musgrove 1-5 0-0 2, Alexander 8-17 3-3 20, Bikofsky 2-10 3-3 8, Reilly 1-6 1-2 3, Johnson 0-0 0-0 0, Veldman 0-1 0-0 0, Sharpe 1-4 2-2 4, Martin 0-0 0-0 0; Totals 19-55 …
Liz Wood (center) of the University of Maine goes up for a shot between Brown University's Ellise Sharpe (left) and Jordin Alexander during their basketball game Saturday at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. The Black Bears won 58-53.

Wood powers UMaine women past Brown in Thanksgiving Classic

By Pete Warner on Nov. 29, 2014, at 3:43 p.m.
BANGOR | There was an unmistakable fire in Liz Wood’s eyes on Saturday afternoon. The University of Maine junior went into the Black Bear Thanksgiving Classic game against Brown University determined to have a more aggressive offensive mindset. Wood responded with a career-best 25 points, including five 3-pointers, to …
The University of Maine has been forced to alter the schedule for its Black Bear Thanksgiving Classic after Wright State was unable to obtain flights to Bangor. The event will now be held Friday through Sunday at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.

Snowstorm forces Wright State to withdraw from UMaine women’s basketball tourney

By Pete Warner on Nov. 26, 2014, at 6:41 p.m.
BANGOR | The snowstorm that hit New England on Wednesday has resulted in the realignment of the University of Maine’s scheduled women’s basketball tournament. Wright State University of Dayton, Ohio, one of four teams scheduled to participate Friday and and Saturday in the Black Bear Thanksgiving Classic, will not …
 
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