CASTINE, Maine – Maine Maritime Academy women’s basketball cruised to a 91-53 victory over UMaine-Presque Isle on Friday night in the opening game of the Pepsi Mariner Classic, inside of Smith Gym.
The Mariners jumped out to a 22-13 lead in the first quarter and never looked back.
Freshman Melinda Ogden (Searsport, Maine) led the Mariners with 18 points, four rebounds, two assists and two steals, while sophomore Alayne Felix (Mahopac, N.Y.) added 17 points, seven rebounds, and an assist, and senior Alex Winchester (Hampden, Maine) added 12 points, four steals, one rebound, and one assist. Freshman Emily Melick (Sudbury, Mass.) chipped in with 11 points and four rebounds, senior Kristi Willey (Topsham, Maine) tallied a team-high eight assists, five steals, and four points and freshman Caitlin Kane (Wilton, Maine) pulled down seven rebounds, to go with six points, four steals and a block.
Amanda Hotham led the Owls with 22 points, nine rebounds, and two assists while teammate Sydney Churchill added nine points, three assists, and one rebound.
The Mariners held the edge in rebounds (37-34) and shot 43.8 percent from the floor while the Owls shot 30.9 percent.
Maine Maritime improves to 1-1 on the season and advances to the Championship game of the Pepsi Mariner Classic tomorrow at 3:00 p.m., against Colby College (1-0). The Owls fall to 0-2 on the season and will face RPI in the Consolation game at 1:00 p.m.