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 …

USM men use scoring balance to beat UM-Farmington

on Dec. 10, 2014, at 10:09 p.m.
GORHAM | Junior Sean Caddigan scored a team-high 13 points to lead three players in double figures as the University of Southern Maine Huskies defeated the UMaine Farmington Beavers 65-47 in a non-conference men’s basketball game Wednesday night at Hill Gymnasium. With the win, Southern Maine improves its record …
Hampden's Nick Gilpin shoots past Bangor's Liam Harrigan during their basketball game on Wednesday in Hampden.

Nick Gilpin, defense lead Hampden boys basketball team past Bangor

By Ernie Clark on Dec. 10, 2014, at 10:04 p.m.
The offense hasn’t come quite as easily yet this season for the Hampden Academy boys basketball team as it did during the Broncos’ runs to the last four Eastern Maine Class A championships. Yet the attention to defense that played perhaps an even larger role in that …
Boston Celtics guard forward Jeff Green (8) looks to shoot as he is defended by Charlotte Hornets forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (14) during the second half at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday night.

Jefferson powers Hornets past Celtics

By John Delong, The Sports Xchange on Dec. 10, 2014, at 10:03 p.m.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Al Jefferson had 23 points and 14 rebounds, and the Charlotte Hornets pulled away late to beat the Boston Celtics 96-87 on Wednesday night. The Hornets (6-15) won their second straight and further distanced themselves from a recent 10-game losing streak. They led by as many as …

UMaine women’s basketball team shuts down Dartmouth, extends win streak to five games

By Pete Warner on Dec. 10, 2014, at 9:04 p.m.
BANGOR | There’s only one way to win when the offense isn’t clicking, and that’s to play good defense. The University of Maine was clicking on all cylinders early but wound up riding a gritty defensive effort to a 53-38 women’s basketball victory over Dartmouth College on Wednesday night …

Sports briefs for Dec. 10, 2014

By Wire Service Reports on Dec. 10, 2014, at 5:42 p.m.
NFL salary cap projected at $138.6 million The NFL salary cap is projected to be $138.6 million in 2015, a 4.21 percent increase over this year’s $133 million. The projection was revealed to NFL owners at their meeting in Irving, Texas. That number could rise as high as $141 million, …

TV Radio schedule for December 12, 2014

on Dec. 10, 2014, at 4:23 p.m.
BASKETBALL, BOYS MT. VALLEY at MONMOUTH, 6:30 p.m., WTBM Mexico (100.7 FM) radio EDWARD LITTLE at BANGOR, 7 p.m., WZON Bangor (620 AM) radio; WZON Internet (; WEZQ Bangor, (92.9 FM) radio, Internet ( MATTANAWCOOK ACADEMY at HOULTON, 7 p.m., WHOU Houlton (100.1 FM) radio; WHOU Internet video ( CENTRAL …
Bangor's Karl Gurschick (left) looks to get the ball back into play during their game against Lewiston Friday night at Bangor. Bangor and Lewiston would play in a "Super A" class under a five-class proposal approved by the Maine Principals' Association's Classification Committee. The proposal would need to be voted on by the MPA's full membership.

Five-class format for Maine high school basketball gains committee approval

By Ernie Clark on Dec. 10, 2014, at 4:17 p.m.
AUGUSTA | A plan to add a fifth class for Maine high school basketball beginning next season moved another step toward reality Wednesday. The Classification Committee of the Maine Principals’ Association gave unanimous approval Wednesday to a proposal that would add a single-division “Super A” class involving the state’s …
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 …

LIU Brooklyn shreds UMaine defense in second half en route to men’s basketball victory

By Pete Warner on Dec. 09, 2014, at 9:22 p.m.
BANGOR | It was as though Long Island University Brooklyn had thrown a switch. Any offensive difficulties it had experienced in the first half quickly dissipated once the Blackbirds re-emerged for the second half. LIU Brooklyn went 7-for-7 from beyond the 3-point arc in the second half and picked …

College roundup: Badeen powers Maine Maritime women’s basketball team past UM-Machias

on Dec. 09, 2014, at 8:53 p.m.
CASTINE | The Maine Maritime Academy Mariners rolled to a 23-point halftime lead en route to an 88-31 women’s basketball victory over the UMaine-Machias Clippers Tuesday night. Maggie McConkey and Rachael Redles each scored eight first-half points to spark the Mariners (2-4). Mary Badeen paced the Mariners as she …
Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) wears an " I Can't Breathe" T-shirt during warmups prior to the game against the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center.

No fines for LeBron James or others over protest, NBA sources say

By Steve Ginsburg, Reuters on Dec. 09, 2014, at 3:51 p.m.
No fines or reprimands will be handed down to LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and others who wore “I Can’t Breathe” shirts during warm-ups for a Cleveland Cavaliers-Brooklyn Nets game on Monday night, National Basketball Association sources said on Tuesday. James, the NBA’s biggest star, wore the same type of shirt …

TV, radio sports scheduled for December 10, 2014

on Dec. 09, 2014, at 3:49 p.m.
BASKETBALL, BOYS ASHLAND at SOUTHERN AROOSTOOK, 7 p.m., WHOU Houlton (100.1 FM) radio; WHOU Internet video ( BANGOR at HAMPDEN, 7 p.m., WEZQ Bangor, (92.9 FM) radio, Internet ( HOULTON at PRESQUE ISLE, 7 p.m., WHOU Internet video (; WEGP Presque Isle (1390 AM) radio; WEGP Internet ( BASKETBALL, GIRLS …

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 …
Washington Wizards guard Andre Miller (24) drives to the basket as Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart (36) defends during the  third quarter Monday night at the Verizon Center in Washington. The Wizards won 133-132. in double overtime.

Wall propels Wizards past Celtics in double overtime

By Benjamin Standig, The Sports Xchange on Dec. 08, 2014, at 10:44 p.m.
WASHINGTON — Guard John Wall scored 26 points, including 10 in a row in the second overtime, as the Washington Wizards blew a 23-point lead in regulation before rallying in both extra sessions for a wild 133-132 victory over the Boston Celtics on Monday night. Wall added a career-high 17 …
UMaine player Anna Heise (51) keeps her eyes on the ball as she guards Harvard player Temi Fagbenle (14) on a Harvard inbound pass in the first half of their game at the Cross Center in Bangor, Maine Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014.

UMaine women’s basketball team working on ways to win

By Pete Warner on Dec. 08, 2014, at 1:56 p.m.
BANGOR | The University of Maine women’s basketball team has demonstrated a variety of ways to win games recently. On Sunday afternoon, the Black Bears had the opportunity to practice maintaining the upper hand after building a substantial lead. UMaine did so successfully, manufacturing a 22-point second-half bulge then …
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 …

College roundup: Husson men’s basketball team rolls by MMA for fourth victory

on Dec. 07, 2014, at 5:58 p.m.
CASTINE | The Husson University Eagles surged to an early lead and improved to 4-1 overall and 2-0 in the North Atlantic Conference with a 91-70 men’s basketball win over the Maine Maritime Academy Mariners Saturday. Trevon Butler paced Husson with 24 points, five rebounds, three assists and two …
Washington Wizards forward Paul Pierce (34) is knocked to the floor during the first quarter against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden in Boston Sunday.

Celtics hold off Pierce’s Wizards for third straight victory

By Mike Shalin, The Sports Xchange on Dec. 07, 2014, at 4:10 p.m.
BOSTON — The Boston Celtics are still blowing leads at a rather alarming rate. The difference now is that they are actually starting to hang on and win. “We’re growing. It shows that we’re growing,” Boston guard Rajon Rondo said after his team blew all but one point of a …
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