Posts Tagged ‘women’s basketball’


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 …
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 …

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 …
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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 …

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 …

UMFK’s Boucher overcomes second knee injury

By Ryan McLaughlin on Dec. 15, 2010, at 6:37 p.m.
Taylor Boucher has been the victim of athletic misfortune on a couple of occasions. She tore the anterior cruciate ligament in one knee during her junior season of basketball at Fort Kent High School, recovered for her senior year of soccer and basketball only to suffer a similar injury in …

Penn cruises past UMaine women

BDN staff reports on Dec. 10, 2010, at 11:07 p.m.
PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania outscored the University of Maine 17-3 to open the game, building the foundation for a convincing 69-48 women’s basketball victory at The Palestra. Coach Cindy Blodgett’s Black Bears (1-7) spotted the Quakers (3-5) a 36-15 halftime advantage and were never able to make any …

Holy Cross defeats UMaine women’s basketball

BDN staff reports on Dec. 04, 2010, at 5:11 p.m.
    WORCESTER, Mass. — Holy Cross outscored the University of Maine 12-2 during a key, five-minute stretch of the second half Saturday afternoon, giving the Crusaders the upper hand on their way to a 79-69 women's basketball victory at the Hart Recreation Center.     Holy Cross (4-4) outscored UMaine (1-6) …
South Alabama's Britney Rutledge (15) drives for two points past Maine's Corinne Wellington (34) in the second half of their game in Orono Saturday.

Slow start proves costly for Bears

By Pete Warner on Nov. 27, 2010, at 1:58 p.m.
ORONO — The University of Maine women’s basketball team had hoped to re-establish its collective confidence Saturday afternoon. Instead, the Black Bears started poorly and never quite recovered. The University of South Alabama drained seven 3-pointers in the first half and cashed in on a handful of UMaine turnovers to …
Erin Edwards (3) of Navy spins away from defensive pressure by Katelyn Vanderhoff of the University of Maine during the second half of Friday's Dead River Co. Classic game at Alfond Arena in Orono. The Midshipmen won 65-43.

Navy sinks Maine, Florida tops So. Alabama in Dead River Classic

By Pete Warner on Nov. 26, 2010, at 5:08 p.m.
ORONO — Navy coach Stefanie Pemper had one word for the first half of the Friday’s Dead River Co. Classic game against the University of Maine: Brutal. The Midshipmen responded to their coach’s challenge to make a better showing in the second half. Navy shot 61 percent from the field …
Brianna Hanscom (15) of Husson University will be among several key veterans who will try to lead coach Kissy Walker's Eagles to their second straight North Atlantic Conference women's basketball championship.

Husson women eye NAC title repeat

By Pete Warner on Nov. 24, 2010, at 6:41 p.m.
For the Husson University women’s basketball team, it is the Year 1 AS (After Shelby). Even in the wake of the departure of Shelby (Pickering) Bradford, one of the Eagles’ all-time greats, 19th-year coach Kissy Walker’s team has significant experience returning as it tries to defend its first North Atlantic …

MMA women open with victory

on Nov. 15, 2010, at 9:52 p.m.
CASTINE — Junior Sam Goda had 18 points, eight rebounds and was 8-for-8 from the field in leading Maine Maritime Academy to a season-opening 93-53 women’s basketball victory over the University of Maine-Presque Isle. Maggie Smith scored 16 points and Brittany Hunt added 15 points for the Mariners. Casey McCloskey …
Maine's Tanna Ross, right, fouls Hartford's Emma Markley, left, during first-half action on Saturday. Nov. 13, 2010 at Orono. (Bangor Daily News/Kevin Bennett)

Old problems plague Maine women in opener

By Pete Warner on Nov. 13, 2010, at 1:54 p.m.
ORONO — Defensive lapses, turnovers and poor shooting were three elements that plagued the University of Maine women’s basketball team during the 2009-10 season. Those same problems contributed to the Black Bears’ opening-season loss Saturday afternoon. Harvard scored 28 points as a result of UMaine’s 20 turnovers and the Crimson …

UMaine women rally to beat New Brunswick

By Pete Warner on Nov. 07, 2010, at 7:09 p.m.
ORONO — The University of Maine women’s basketball team had only two opportunities this preseason to demonstrate its progress under game conditions. Saturday night’s exhibition contest against the University of New Brunswick gave the Black Bears a good test going into their regular-season opener. UMaine fought back from an 11-point …

UMaine women rally for exhibition victory

By Pete Warner on Nov. 06, 2010, at 10:29 p.m.
ORONO — One week before its regular-season opener, the University of Maine women’s basketball team received a test of its readiness to take on a Division I opponent. The Black Bears trailed most of the evening, but eventually wiped out an 11-point, second-half deficit Saturday night on their way to …

UMaine capsule looks

on Oct. 29, 2010, at 8:05 p.m.
Men’s basketball MAINE vs. CAPE BRETON Time, site: Saturday, 3 p.m. (exhibition); Alfond Arena, Orono Team records (2009-10): Maine 19-11, Cape Breton 20-2 Key players (2009-10 statistics): Maine — 6-3 G Gerald McLemore (14.6 ppg, .398 3-pt. FG pct.), 6-7 F Sean McNally (10.3 ppg, 7.4 rpg), 6-3 G Terrance …

UMaine women’s basketball documentary premieres Oct. 23

BDN staff reports on Oct. 11, 2010, at 9:59 p.m.
ORONO — A 75-minute documentary titled “Her Game” which chronicles the the 1997-98 University of Maine women’s basketball team and its season will premier in Bangor and Waterville on Oct. 23. The film, which focuses on behind-the-scenes and game action from Cindy Blodgett’s senior season, follows the Black Bears throughout …

Duke extends McCallie’s contract through 2016-17

The Associated Press on Sept. 24, 2010, at 8:54 p.m.
DURHAM, N.C. — Duke has extended the contract of women’s basketball coach Joanne P. McCallie through the 2016-17 season. The school announced the three-year extension Friday, three weeks before the Blue Devils begin practice. Athletic director Kevin White calls McCallie “one of the bright stars at the university” and says …