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Brittany Williams of the University of Maine (3) slices down the lane against Hartford during Wednesday night's America East game at Chase Family Arena in West Hartford, Conn. The Hawks beat the Black Bears 73-43..

Hartford Hawks crush Black Bears in women’s basketball

on Jan. 05, 2011, at 11:48 p.m.
HARTFORD, Conn. – The University of Hartford rattled off a 16-7 spurt to open the second half to transform a six-point halftime lead into a comfortable 41-26 lead and the Hawks pulled away for a 73-43 America East victory over the cold-shooting University of Maine Wednesday night. Hartford is now …
Luke Morrill of Rockland (left), shown during a Class B basketball tournament game last season, has opted to forgo his senior basketball season to concentrate on developing his baseball skills. Morrill will attend the University of Maine in 2011.

Rockland’s Morrill preparing for career in baseball

By Ernie Clark on Dec. 28, 2010, at 7:20 p.m.
Most high school athletes proceed from a fall sport to a winter sport and then to a spring sport each year, deriving varying degrees of personal satisfaction depending on which sport is their favorite. But sometimes that procession isn’t as automatic. Luke Morrill is a three-sport standout at Rockland District …

Washburn girls off to strong start

By Ryan McLaughlin on Dec. 27, 2010, at 5:49 p.m.
The weather outside may have been frightful the last couple of days, but there is nothing scary about the start the Washburn girls basketball team is enjoying. Well, it could be scary for the rest of Class D. Coach Mike Carlos’ Beavers have won their first four games, all against …

Holiday basketball tournaments come at key juncture of season

on Dec. 27, 2010, at 5:29 p.m.
Holiday basketball tournaments during Christmas vacation started in the ’60s and are still going today. From the ’60s through 2008 there was no MPA policy, as there is today, limiting schools to only five countable dates for preseason or exhibition games including holiday tournaments. While coaching at Orono from 1962-69, …

‘On Deck’ Sports Calendar, Dec. 24, 2010

on Dec. 24, 2010, at 12:56 a.m.
Baseball Hitting/Fielding Clinics At Brewer, WIN Athletic Training Center, youth baseball hitting and fielding clinics Sundays, 3-4 p.m. for hitting, 4-5 p.m. for fielding, $15 per session, call 561-9561, visit Speed and agility training At Brewer, WIN Training Center, speed and agility training for baseball and softball players, all …

Dec. 23, 2010, Local Sports Results

on Dec. 23, 2010, at 7:31 p.m.
HIGH SCHOOL Girls Basketball EAGLES 43, RAMS 27 (Thursday Night) Messalonskee (4-1) 43 Badeen 5-10 0-0 13, Eugley 1-5 0-2 2, Collier 0-2 1-2 1, York 0-0 0-0 0, Pelletier 7-17 4-5 18, Wacome 0-0 0-0 0, Cutten 0-2 0-2 0, Michaud 0-0 0-0 0, Bourgoin 0-0 0-0 0, McCafferty …

Nov. 24, 2010, Local Sports Results

on Nov. 24, 2010, at 11:55 p.m.
Rideout bowls 300 game BANGOR — Ben Rideout of Hermon bowled his first perfect game Wednesday night at Family Fun Bowling Center. Rideout, 25, bowled 170, 235 and 300 for a 705 series during the Tankers Mixed Doubles League. It’s the fifth 300 game at Family Fun this season. Player …
Jaymie Druding (left) of the University of Maine pressures Central Connecticut State University's Kirsten Daamen as Daamen tries to grab a rebound during the second half of Tuesday night's game at Alfond Arena in Orono. CCSU's Lauren Arbogast (11) awaits the outcome. Central Connecticut won 62-57.

Central Connecticut holds off UMaine women

By Pete Warner on Nov. 23, 2010, at 9:38 p.m.
ORONO — In spite of poor shooting, frequent fouls and lackluster rebounding, the University of Maine women’s basketball team was in position to win Tuesday night. With the game on the line, it was Central Connecticut that made the necessary plays to come out on top. Alexzandria Dowdy fed Lauren …

Maine high school basketball: Past vs. present

By Bob Cimbollek on Nov. 22, 2010, at 8:29 p.m.
The ongoing debate comparing high school basketball teams and basketball players always makes for interesting discussion. Having played high school and college basketball in the 1950s and coached in all five decades since then and officiated through the same period, I can make some legitimate comparisons. There is no question …

Black Bears overcome deficit, earn first win

BDN staff reports on Nov. 19, 2010, at 11:15 p.m.
SMITHFIELD, R.I. — Katelyn Vanderhoff hit a jumper with 5:43 left to play Friday night to give the University of Maine women their first lead of the second half and the Black Bears pulled away 74-66 to earn their first win of the season against Bryant University. The Black Bears, …

The 3-pointer can be effective — with the right strategy

By Bob Cimbollek on Nov. 15, 2010, at 5:56 p.m.
The first attempt to try a 3-point shot line for high school basketball was 77 years ago in 1933. The distance tried was 30 feet. It was not successful and it would be another 54 years, during the 1987-88 season, before it was put into the rules with the distance …

EMCC men, women top Unity

on Nov. 04, 2010, at 10:22 p.m.
BANGOR — Michael Baltimore scored 19 points to lead Eastern Maine Community College to a 75-34 men’s basketball victory over Unity College Thursday. Thelbert Green added 18 points for the Golden Eagles and Matt Rosas scored 13 points. Logan Morin scored nine points to pace Unity. Unity (0-1) 34 Bouchard …

New basketball column tips off in BDN

on Nov. 01, 2010, at 8:13 p.m.
The BDN is beginning a weekly basketball column by former longtime basketball coach Bob Cimbollek. Cimbollek will be commenting on an assortment of topics, which will be assigned by BDN sports editor Joe McLaughlin. In more than 40 years as a high school basketball coach at Fort Fairfield, Orono, Bangor …
Gerald McLemore (left) of the University of Maine men's basketball team sits down for an interview with WABI-TV sports director Tim Throckmorton, while Black Bears women's coach Cindy Blodgett (second left, behind)) chats with reporter Melissa Kim of WLBZ-TV during Wednesday's UMaine basketball media day at the Memorial Gym in Orono.

UMaine basketball: Men’s expectations high; women seek improvement

By Pete Warner on Oct. 20, 2010, at 9:19 p.m.
ORONO — Expectations and excitement filled the air Wednesday afternoon at Memorial Gymnasium. Members of the University of Maine men’s basketball team discussed being picked to finish third in America East this season. And while the men hope to live up to high expectations this season, the Black Bears women …

‘Her Game’ film spotlights leadership in UMaine women’s basketball

By Pete Warner on Oct. 19, 2010, at 5:19 p.m.
Donna Rae Warren spent the 1997-98 season with unprecedented, behind-the-scenes access to the University of Maine women’s basketball team. She and her film crew shot more than 300 hours of footage in the process. This week, more than 12 years after embarking on the project, the independent filmmaker is releasing …

Longtime Camden Hills basketball coach Carlsen steps down

By Ryan McLaughlin on Oct. 18, 2010, at 5:07 p.m.
    Earlier this summer, Jay Carlsen was faced with a dilemma no high school basketball coach enjoys.     The veteran Camden Hills of Rockport girls coach wanted to continue on the Windjammers’ bench but also wanted to watch his son Adam play basketball for the boys team.     Family ultimately …
University of Maine President Robert Kennedy (right), flanked by (from left) interim athletic director Steve Abbott, women's basketball coach Cindy Blodgett and men's basketball coach Ted Woodward, talks about a $5.5 million gift from the Harold Alfond Foundation during a Friday morning press conference in Orono. The money will go toward improvements at Alfond Arena and the Memorial Gym.

$5.5M Alfond donation boosts UMaine athletic facilities projects

By Pete Warner on Oct. 15, 2010, at 8:35 p.m.
The Memorial Gymnasium and field house complex has been a hub of activity and the architectural anchor on the north end of the University of Maine’s Orono campus since it was dedicated in 1933. Time and extensive use have taken a toll on the facility over the years, but the …

UMaine men 3rd, women 8th in AE hoop polls

By Pete Warner on Oct. 14, 2010, at 10:30 p.m.
College basketball coaches, as a rule, try not to put a lot of stock in preseason polls. That said, there is no denying a team’s place in the voting hierarchy is a reflection of what a program has done lately. Coach Ted Woodward’s University of Maine men were selected to …

UMaine athletics to announce $5.5M donation from Alfond Foundation

By Pete Warner on Oct. 14, 2010, at 9:06 p.m.
The University of Maine is expected Friday morning to announce a major gift to support the Memorial Gymnasium and Alfond Arena restoration projects. The gift from the Harold Alfond Foundation reportedly will total $5.5 million — $3.5 million for improvements to the hockey facility and $2 million toward the gymnasium …

Speights leads 76ers over Celtics

The Associated Press on Oct. 12, 2010, at 9:50 p.m.
PHILADELPHIA — After a disastrous 27-win season, the Philadelphia 76ers started a new preseason under first-year coach Doug Collins much the same way — with three straight losses. That finally changed on Tuesday night. Marreese Speights scored 19 points and Lou Williams added 16 to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to …
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