June 19, 2018
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UMaine, USM women play first game at Cross Center on Monday

By Pete Warner, BDN Staff

Women’s Basketball


Time, site: Monday, 7 p.m., Cross Insurance Center, Bangor

Records (2012-2013): Maine 4-24; Southern Maine 27-2

Series, last meeting: Maine leads 17-1, Maine 56-51 on 1/29/86

Key players (2012-13 stats): Maine — 5-8 G Ashleigh Roberts (10.4 points per game, 4.7 rebounds per game, 2.0 assists per game), 5-10 F Liz Wood (10.3 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 2.4 apg), 5-4 G Courtney Anderson (7.1 ppg, 2.4 apg), 5-8 G Lauren Bodine (4.5 ppg), 6-2 F Mikaela Gustafsson (3.4 ppg); USM — 5-10 G/F Rebecca Knight (12.5 ppg, 8.1 rpg), 5-6 G Erin McNamara (7.5 ppg, 3.0 apg), 5-7 G Taylor Flood (1.6 ppg, 1.6 rpg), 5-7 G Stephanie Gallagher (1.8 ppg), 6-1 F Meghann Pelletier (16.9 ppg, 8.0 rpg at Thomas College)

Coach Richard Barron’s keys to the game: “We need to play hard, have fun, rebound and take care of the ball.”

Game notes: This exhibition will be the first basketball game played in the brand-new facility and new home of UMaine basketball. The Bears encounter a Huskies ballclub that suffered significant graduation losses. Coach Gary Fifield’s team, a perennial Division III regional power and national contender, features Alfred’s Knight, a two-time BDN All-Maine pick who began her career at UMaine during 2011-2012 before transferring.


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