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Barron: UMaine women’s basketball team must have good shot selection against Vermont


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Women’s Basketball

MAINE vs. VERMONT

Time, site: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Patrick Gym, Burlington, Vt.

Records: Maine 1-17 (0-5 America East), Vermont 6-12 (3-2)

Series, last meeting: Maine leads 48-32, Vermont 71-54 on 2/19/12

Key players: Maine — 5-9 G Ashleigh Roberts (9.1 points per game, 4.3 rebounds per game), 6-1 F Danielle Walczak (9.5 ppg, 4.7 rpg), 5-10 G/F Liz Wood (7.6 ppg, 5.9 rpg), 6-3 F Corinne Wellington (2.5 ppg, 3.9 rpg), 5-8 G Sophie Weckstrom (3.3 ppg, 2.2 assists per game), 5-8 G Lauren Bodine (2.4 ppg); Vermont — 6-0 F Niki Taylor (8.6 ppg, 5.3 rpg), 5-10 G Tierra Shumpert (7.8 ppg, 3.3 apg), 6-2 F/C Lauren Buschmann (7.6 ppg, 5.8 rpg), 5-10 G Shanai Heber (6.2 ppg, 7.8 rpg), 5-8 G Sam Simononis (5.0 ppg)

Coach Richard Barron’s keys to the game: “We need to play strong post defense, rebound well and have good shot selection.”

Game notes: The Black Bears hope bounce back after Sunday’s tough 67-65 home loss to Binghamton and halt their 14-game losing streak with a strong road performance. The Catamounts are coming off a 68-53 loss at Stony Brook. UVM is a good rebounding team but, like UMaine, struggles with turnovers. The Catamounts feature two Mainers in York’s Taylor and Kayla Burchill of Portland.


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