Women’s College Basketball
MAINE vs. MARYLAND BALTIMORE COUNTY
Time, site: 1 p.m. Saturday, UMBC Events Center, Baltimore
Records: UMaine 15-14 (11-4 America East); UMBC 10-16 (6-9)
Series, last meeting: UMaine leads 21-13, UMBC 74-54 on 1/26/20
Key players: Maine — 5-8 G Anne Simon (12.5 points, 5 rebounds, 1.7 steals, per game), 5-6 G Dor Saar (12.1 ppg, 4.9 apg), 5-11 F Maeve Carroll (11.6 ppg, 7.7 rpg, 2.5 apg), 5-4 G Maddy McVicar (9.8 ppg, 4 rpg), 5-9 G Kelly Fogarty (7.2 ppg), 5-11 G Anna Kahelin (3.3 ppg, 2.5 rpg); UMBC — 5-8 G Te’yJah Oliver (18 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 2.2 apg, 1.7 spg), 5-11 F Janee’a Summers (12.5 ppg, 7 rpg), 5-5 G Lyric Swann (8.4 ppg), 5-10 G Paula Rubio (4.9 ppg, 3.4 apg), 6-2 F/C Lucrezia Costa (4.8 ppg, 4.3 rpg), 6-2 F Jen Gast (3.4 ppg, 7.4 rpg)
Game notes: The Black Bears have already clinched second place so UMaine head coach Amy Vachon could give her six regulars some rest if desired. However, the Black Bears have only nine healthy players. UMaine would like to avenge the home loss to the Retrievers in which they were outrebounded 42-20 and turned in a dismal defensive performance. Oliver drove the lane easily and finished with 25 points on 10-for-13 shooting. Oliver is second in AE scoring and leads in 3-point FG percentage (38.3). UMaine has the league’s longest winning streak (7). This could be a quarterfinal matchup as the Black Bears could host any one of four teams next Wednesday including UMBC. Carroll has eight double-doubles for UMaine. UMBC has gone 4-4 since the win over UMaine. The Retrievers have been prone to turnovers, turning the ball over 17.5 times per game. Saar has registered at least five assists in her last seven games. She leads the country in minutes played (1,131 minutes, 10 seconds).