BANGOR, Maine — The University of Maine women’s basketball team made a team-record 16 3-point goals Tuesday evening while cruising to an 89-49 nonconference victory over Maine Maritime Academy of Castine at the Cross Insurance Center.
The win improves UMaine’s record to 5-4, while Division III MMA falls to 3-3.
UMaine made 16 of 33 3-point tries, or 48.5 percent, from beyond the arc for the game to eclipse the previous single-game record of 14 tied most recently in the Black Bears’ last game, an 83-70 loss at Ohio State on Sunday afternoon.
Blanca Millan led UMaine’s long-range attack, making 6-of-7 beyond the arc en route to a game-high 24 points to go with eight rebounds.
Kelly Fogarty added three 3-pointers and 13 points overall for the Black Bears while Tanesha Sutton had 13 points six rebounds and six assists.
Julie Brosseau chipped in 12 points on 4-of-7 shooting from 3-point land.
MMA was led by forward Alayne Felix who scored 21 points on 10-of-15 shooting from the field. Tess Clark and Morgan Boudreau each added six points for the Mariners while Eryn Doiron and Chloe Smedley scored five points apiece.
UMaine’s outside shooting prowess was on from the start as the Black Bears hit 5 of 9 from beyond the arc, with Millan and and Sutton each making 3-pointers as UMaine scored the game’s first eight points.
The UMaine lead was 26-14 by the end of the first quarter, and coach Amy Vachon’s club was 9 of 17 from long range by halftime as the Black Bears extended their lead to 48-23.
UMaine returns to action with a nonconference game at noon Saturday at Dartmouth, while Maine Maritime Academy heads to Vermont for North Atlantic Conference games at Castleton University on Friday night and at Green Mountain College on Saturday afternoon.