Basketball

 

UMBC hands UMaine men’s basketball team 7th consecutive loss

on Jan. 08, 2017, at 4:26 p.m.

Saturday’s UMaine-UMBC women’s basketball summary

on Jan. 07, 2017, at 8:32 p.m.
University of Maine interim coach Amy Vachon watches as time expires during the first half of their game against University of Maryland, Baltimore County, at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on Saturday. Vachon is coaching the team in the absence of head coach Richard Barron, who is on medical leave for an undisclosed illness.

Vachon makes successful debut as UMaine’s fill-in head coach

By Larry Mahoney on Jan. 07, 2017, at 8 p.m.
Vachon guided the Black Bears to a convincing 72-40 America East victory over the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.
University of Maryland, Baltimore County, player Tyler Moore (left) battles for a rebound against Maine's Anita Kelava during their basketball game at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on Saturday. The Black Bears won 72-40.

UMaine women end four-game skid with rout of UMBC

By Larry Mahoney on Jan. 07, 2017, at 5:15 p.m.
The Black Bears played smothering player-to-player defense to post a 72-40 America East victory against a University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Horford carries Celtics past 76ers

By The Sports Xchange on Jan. 07, 2017, at 7:55 a.m.
Hampden's Tommy Raye (right) maneuvers around Brewer's Michael Bailey during their game at Brewer High School on Friday night.

McIntyre helps Hampden boys basketball team hold off Brewer

By Ernie Clark on Jan. 06, 2017, at 10:15 p.m.
The 6-foot-5 junior center scored 15 of his game-high 25 points during the fourth quarter Friday night as undefeated Hampden held off Brewer 65-54
Hodgdon's Kevin McAfee (center) swats the ball away from Fort Fairfield's Jared Harvey during their game in Hodgdon on Friday.

Fort Fairfield’s second-half rally stuns Hodgdon boys

By Joseph Cyr, Houlton Pioneer Times on Jan. 06, 2017, at 9:58 p.m.
A stunning second-half surge carried the Fort Fairfield boys basketball team past Hodgdon 44-43.

UMaine women host UMBC; men’s team in Baltimore

on Jan. 06, 2017, at 7:25 p.m.
University of Maine women's basketball coach Richard Barron, pictured during a 2016 interview in Orono, went on indefinite medical leave on Friday. Associate head coach Amy Vachon will direct the team in Barron's absence.

UMaine basketball coach taking medical leave

on Jan. 06, 2017, at 2:15 p.m.
University of Maine women’s basketball coach Richard Barron will take an indefinite medical leave, effective Friday.

Thursday’s Bangor-Brewer boys basketball summary

on Jan. 05, 2017, at 10:34 p.m.
Brewer's Isaac Cummings (left) blocks a shot from Bangor's Damien Vance during their basketball game at the Red Barry Gym in Bangor Thursday.

Long-range shooting helps Bangor boys defeat Brewer

By Ernie Clark on Jan. 05, 2017, at 9:58 p.m.

Vermont surges late to hold off UMaine men

By Pete Warner on Jan. 05, 2017, at 9:53 p.m.
Vermont (11-5), picked by league coaches to win the title this season, had to survive a determined effort by an undermanned UMaine ballclub (4-12) to win its conference opener.
Southern Aroostook's Maddie Cummings (right) dribbles the ball against Easton's Elise Allen during their Class D North basketball game on Thursday in Easton.

Southern Aroostook too much for Easton in Class D girls battle

By Kevin Sjoberg,The Star-Herald on Jan. 05, 2017, at 9:18 p.m.

Summary for Southern Aroostook-Easton girls basketball game

on Jan. 05, 2017, at 8:16 p.m.
University of Maine women's basketball head coach Richard Barron

Vermont upsets UMaine women’s basketball team

By Larry Mahoney on Jan. 04, 2017, at 9:51 p.m.
UMaine suffered its fourth straight loss and fell to 7-9.

UMaine men’s team opens America East play at home vs. Vermont

on Jan. 04, 2017, at 3:31 p.m.
The conference opener is about as challenging as it can get for UMaine, as Vermont was the America East coaches’ preseason pick to win the conference title.
POLL QUESTION
Columbia's Luke Petrasek (center) leaps for a rebound against the University of Maine's Marko Pirovic (left) and Austin Howard during their basketball game at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on Monday.

Little sympathy for ailing UMaine men as AE schedule begins

By Ernie Clark on Jan. 04, 2017, at 1:07 p.m.
“Our guys are facing some tough challenges right now, but as I keep telling them, nobody cares.”

Coach wants improvement in all areas as UMaine women open league play

By Larry Mahoney on Jan. 03, 2017, at 4:46 p.m.
After playing the nation’s 25th-toughest schedule, which included games against current No. 4 Mississippi State, No. 5 South Carolina and No. 14 Miami, the University of Maine women’s basketball team turns its attention to the America East schedule beginning with Wednesday night’s game at the University of Vermont.

UMaine women open league play at Vermont

on Jan. 03, 2017, at 3:35 p.m.
UMaine faces a Vermont team that ranks 311th in points per game (55.7) and 333rd in turnover margin (minus-6.08).
Cleveland Cavaliers guard James Jones (1) shoots over the defense of New Orleans Pelicans forward Dante Cunningham (33) during the second half at Quicken Loans Arena.

Cavaliers shoot poorly, but still beat Pelicans

By The Sports Xchange on Jan. 03, 2017, at 7:08 a.m.
LeBron James scored 26 points and Channing Frye added 14 off the bench and the Cleveland Cavaliers escaped with a 90-82 victory Monday night against the New Orleans Pelicans on a night they struggled shooting.