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Maine's Gerald McLemore (32) puts up a second-half shot over Stony Brook's Anthony Mayo (32) in Orono, Maine Saturday night, Jan. 22, 2011. Maine won 70-59.

Strong start helped Maine men win 13th

By Pete Warner on Jan. 22, 2011, at 9:53 p.m.
ORONO — Coming off Wednesday night’s eye-opening victory at Vermont, the University of Maine might have been ripe for a letdown Saturday night. The Black Bears weren’t about to let that happen. UMaine played well early and built a 19-point lead on its way to a 70-59 America East men’s …

Islesboro boys basketball has revised goals upward

By Ernie Clark on Jan. 19, 2011, at 8:17 p.m.
The schedule is unique and the travel considerable, but little is stopping the boys basketball team at Islesboro Central School this winter. The Eagles are off to their best start in a decade, boasting a 10-1 record good for second place in Western Maine Class D after a 62-40 victory …

Old Town hockey undergoing resurgence

By Larry Mahoney on Jan. 19, 2011, at 7:22 p.m.
During the late 1980s and early 1990s, the Old Town High School hockey program dominated Class B. During one five-year stretch, Old Town went 94-10 and won four Eastern Maine titles and two state championships. However, when Sockalexis Arena on Indian Island closed its doors to hockey in the fall …

NFL should change its overtime format for playoffs

By Larry Mahoney on Jan. 18, 2011, at 6:25 p.m.
Hey Patriots fans, get over it. The Jets backed up their boasts. Don’t worry, the Jets won’t beat the Steelers. Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has one major attribute that Patriots QB Tom Brady doesn’t: Mobility. Roethlisberger can improvise with his quick feet. You can have all the receivers covered and …

St. Joseph’s men tip Albertus Magnus

By Pete Warner on Jan. 17, 2011, at 9:46 p.m.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Tyler Kelley made a steal and converted a conventional three-point play with 22.7 seconds left to give St. Joseph’s College the lead for good in a key Great Northeast Athletic Conference victory over Albertus Magnus. The Falcons missed two 3-point attempts in the closing seconds to …

Big crowd energizes Maine men in win

By Pete Warner on Jan. 15, 2011, at 7:08 p.m.
ORONO — With first place in the America East standings riding on the outcome and the largest crowd of the season in the seats, the University of Maine men’s basketball team did not disappoint Saturday afternoon. The Black Bears suffocated Binghamton University with their tight-knit defense and turned in a …
Maine's Jaymie Druding attempts to put up a shot over Binghamton's Kara Elofson in the first half of their game in Orono Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011.

Maine defense struggles in loss to Binghamton women

By Pete Warner on Jan. 15, 2011, at 4:21 p.m.
ORONO — Binghamton University may have been playing its second straight road game Saturday afternoon, but the Bearcats quickly warmed to the surroundings in Alfond Arena. Binghamton took advantage of its aggressiveness and unselfishness in the open court, shredding the University of Maine’s defense while breezing to a 78-52 America …
Sadie Zambrano (left) of Penquis Valley High School of Milo and Orono High School's Kate Berry battle for a rebound during the first half of their girls basketball game in Orono Monday night. Orono won 69-51.

Keezer leads balanced Orono offense in win over Penquis

By Ryan McLaughlin on Jan. 10, 2011, at 10:01 p.m.
ORONO — The Orono girls basketball players left East Millinocket on Saturday with a sour taste in their mouths after a 38-31 loss to Schenck, but coach Jessica Libby had a huge hunch her Red Riots would respond to that adversity. They did in a big way on both ends …

UMaine-Fort Kent sweeps SUNY Canton

on Jan. 10, 2011, at 9:42 p.m.
POTSDAM, N.Y. — Kevin Loiselle scored 25 points and grabbed 12 rebounds Monday to lead the University of Maine-Fort Kent to a 74-59 Sunrise Conference men’s basketball victory over the State University of New York at Canton. Manny Odugbela had 11 points and four assists for the Benglas and Pablo …
The University of Maine's Katelyn Vanderhoff blocks University of Maryland Baltimore County's Meghan Colabella during the first half on Sunday, January 9, 2011, at Alfond Arena in Orono.

Ross basket lifts UMaine women by UMBC

By Pete Warner on Jan. 09, 2011, at 2:43 p.m.
ORONO — To win tight games, a team must execute down the stretch. Sunday afternoon, the University of Maine made just enough clutch plays to get the job done. Senior Tanna Ross of Newburgh banked in a 3-pointer with four-tenths of a second left, lifting Black Bears to a 60-57 …

Bates women dominate MMA

on Jan. 07, 2011, at 9:49 p.m.
LEWISTON — The Bates College Bobcats received scoring contributions from 11 different players as they rolled past to a 77-40 women’s basketball win over the Maine Maritime Academy Mariners Friday night. Christine McCall paced Bates College with 12 points and seven rebounds, while Taryn O’Connell scored 11. Annie Burns (eight …
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 …
Alasdair Fraser of the University of Main e(12) tips a rebound away from Hartford's Morgan Sabia (23) during the second half of Wednesday's America East game at Alfond Arena in Orono. The Hawks edged the Black Bears 61-59.

Hartford men’s basketball slips past Maine

By Pete Warner on Jan. 05, 2011, at 7 p.m.
ORONO — The University of Maine has won seven men’s basketball games this season in large part because of its defensive efforts. The Hartford Hawks were able to make the Black Bears do some extra work on that end of the floor Wednesday night and took advantage of their own …

Calais holds off Jonesport-Beals

By Ernie Clark on Jan. 03, 2011, at 9:23 p.m.
CALAIS — This was supposed to be the season when everyone caught up to the Calais boys basketball program. The Blue Devils ran through several classes of players en route to three Class C state titles and four regional crowns during the last five years, as well as another trip …

UMaine men’s hockey defeats US Under-18 squad

By Larry Mahoney on Jan. 02, 2011, at 8:08 p.m.
PORTLAND — The University of Maine men’s hockey team needed a wake-up call in its exhibition game against the United States National Team Development Program’s Under-18 squad. It came in the way of a game-opening goal by Team USA’s Reid Boucher, whose power-play goal supplied the youngsters with a well-deserved …
Rachele Burns

UMaine’s Burns out for season with knee injury

By Pete Warner on Dec. 30, 2010, at 12:51 p.m.
One day at a time. That is how Rachele Burns plans to deal with her most recent injury. The redshirt freshman on the University of Maine women’s basketball team will miss the rest of the 2010-11 season with an injury to her left knee. The 5-foot-6 guard from Gorham will …

Leary brothers power Edward Little past Brewer

By Ryan McLaughlin on Dec. 28, 2010, at 9:27 p.m.
BREWER — Edward Little entered Tuesday night’s Class A schoolboy basketball game with a distinct height advantage over Brewer, and the Red Eddies from Auburn didn’t waste time putting it to good use. Senior forward Bo Leary scored 10 of his game-high 28 points to spark a 23-3 first-quarter run …
Cote Card of Ellsworth lays in two points during the first half of the Eagles' 55-50 victory over Presque Isle at Katsiaficas Gymnasium in Ellsworth on Tuesday night. Card scored a game-high 18 points to help the Eagles remain undefeated.

Ellsworth boys hold off Presque Isle, remain unbeaten

By Ernie Clark on Dec. 28, 2010, at 9:26 p.m.
ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth boys basketball team had won its first five games of the season by an astonishing average of 32.6 points, which begged the question of how the Eagles would respond to a serious challenge. That challenge came Tuesday evening from similarly undefeated Presque Isle. And while Ellsworth …

UMaine’s Wheeler still sidelined after concussion

By Pete Warner on Dec. 28, 2010, at 8:49 p.m.
ORONO — Despite dealing with another headache and continued disappointment, Samantha Wheeler was her usual cheery self Tuesday afternoon. Rather than playing basketball, the University of Maine junior is playing a waiting game as she recovers from a concussion suffered during a Nov. 29 practice. Wheeler, the leading scorer (12.8 …

UMaine’s O’Neill returns for Florida hockey tourney

By Larry Mahoney on Dec. 28, 2010, at 8:20 p.m.
Last season, University of Maine men’s hockey defensemen Will O’Neill and Jeff Dimmen combined for 61 points. The University of Wisconsin defense duo of Hobey Baker Award finalist Brendan Smith and Justin Schultz were the only set to outscore the Black Bear pair with their 74 points, 52 by Smith. …
 
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