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UMaine women’s basketball team faces tough nonleague test at Northeastern

Eric Gay | AP
Eric Gay | AP
Maine guard Julie Brosseau (10) and Texas guard Ariel Atkins, right, chase the ball during a first-round game in the NCAA women's college basketball tournament, Saturday, March 17, 2018, in Austin, Texas.

Women’s basketball

MAINE vs. NORTHEASTERN

Time, site: noon, Saturday, Cabot Center, Boston

Records: UMaine 7-3, Northeastern 9-1

Series, last meeting: UMaine leads 35-22, UMaine 68-49 on 12/7/16

Key players, Maine: 6-1 G Blanca Millan (18.8 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.2 steals, 2.5 assists, 1.3 blocked shots per game), 5-10 G Tanesha Sutton (13 ppg, 6.9 rpg, 1.8 spg), 6-1 F Fanny Wadling (11 ppg, 8.7 rpg, 2 apg, 1.7 bpg), 5-8 G Parise Rossignol (10.6 ppg, 4.8 rpg), 5-6 G Dor Saar (8.2 ppg, 5.7 apg); Northeastern: 5-5 G Jess Genco (18.7 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 3.1 apg, 1.8 spg), 6-0 G Shannon Todd (10.4 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 2.1 apg), 6-0 F Gabby Giancone (9.3 ppg, 6.4 rpg), 5-4 G Stella Clark (9.2 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 3.3 apg), 5-10 F Ayanna Dublin (7.3 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 2.1 apg)

Game notes: Northeastern won its first nine games, which represented the best start in school history, before losing to Marist 90-84 on Tuesday. York’s Todd was a first-team Bangor Daily News All-Maine selection in 2016. Northeastern is 42nd in the country in scoring defense, allowing 56.2 ppg. UMaine ranks ninth in fewest turnovers (11.8) and is 13th with a 1.36 assist-to-turnover ratio. Genco is shooting 41.4 percent from beyond the 3-point arc, so the Black Bears need to guard her closely. The Huskies are 37.7 percent overall beyond the arc, and UMaine has held opponents to 33.3 percent 3-point shooting. Northeastern has a 79-66 win over Florida, and UMaine owns an 85-73 victory over North Carolina. Wadling missed the past seven games with a concussion. Northeastern is ranked 10th in the College Insider Mid-Major Top 25 poll and UMaine is 15th.



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