June 02, 2020
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UMaine women’s basketball heads into UMBC matchup with winning streak

Courtesy of UMaine Athletics
Courtesy of UMaine Athletics
Fanny Wadling

Women’s college basketball


Time, site: Saturday, 1 p.m., UMBC Event Center, Baltimore

Records: UMaine 16-7 (9-1 America East), UMBC 8-14 (1-8)

Series, last meeting: UMaine leads 20-12, UMaine 84-44 on 1/5/19

Key players, Maine: 6-1 G Blanca Millan (17.4 points, 4.4 rebounds, 2.7 steals, 2.1 assists, 1.3 blocked shots per game), 5-10 G Tanesha Sutton (13.4 ppg, 7 rpg, 2.9 apg), 5-8 G Parise Rossignol (12.3 ppg, 3.9 rpg), 5-6 G Dor Saar (8 ppg, 5.4 apg), 6-2 F Fanny Wadling (7.1 ppg, 8.2 rpg, 2.8 apg), 5-11 F Maeve Carroll (3.2 ppg, 4.1 rpg); UMBC: 5-11 F Janee’a Summers (11.8 ppg, 6.8 rpg), 5-8 G Te’yJah Oliver (9.6 ppg), 5-9 G Tyler Moore (7.5 ppg), Dominika Skrocka (6 ppg), 5-10 F Kayla Jackson (4.5 ppg, 3.8 rpg), 6-2 F/C Lucrezia Costa (4.3 ppg, 4.2 rpg)

Game notes: UMaine has won five in a row while the Retrievers have lost nine of their past 10. UMaine unleashed 15 3-pointers in their earlier win over UMBC. The Black Bears have a first-place showdown with Hartford next Wednesday but cannot overlook UMBC. The Retrievers have been plagued by turnovers, averaging 18 per game in AE play. They also are giving up 68.6 ppg. UMaine has won the past four games with UMBC. UMaine ranks ninth in the country in fewest turnovers (11.5 per game), leads the conference in scoring (67.3 ppg) and is outscoring its opponents by more than 24 ppg during its five-game winning streak. UMaine leads the conference in shooting percentage (43.1 percent) and 3-point shooting (34.2 percent).

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