Beavers Survive Mariners

Beavers Survive Mariners

CASTINE, Maine -- UMaine-Farmington withstood a late Maine Maritime rally, by sinking 3 of 4 free throws in the final 13 seconds, to earn a 56-52 win in a North Atlantic Conference women's basketball quarterfinals Tuesday. The Beavers improved to 11-13 and advanced to Friday's semifinals where they will take on Castleton. The Mariners season ended at 14-11.

Kari Jones paced Maine Maritime with a game-high 14 points while Leah Jackson scored 11 and grabbed a game-best 15 rebounds. Mary Badeen added nine points with seven boards and Casey Everest grabbed eight rebounds.

Lindsay Ranquist paced UMF with 11 points and Rachel Clement added 10. Meghan Smith and Holly Oliver each pulled down seven rebounds.

Trailing by 11, 52-41, the Mariners went on an 11-1 scoring run to close the gap to 53-52 with 49 seconds left in the game. Jones had four points in the run for MMA, Badeen and Jackson three and Hanna Lyons one. Ranquist sank a pair of free throws with 13 seconds left, and after two missed threes by the Mariners,  Clement iced the game with a free throw with four seconds left in the game.

The second half featured eight lead changes, and six ties, before the Beavers caught fire with 7:40 left in the game. Oliver, Clement, Ayla Allen all drained threes, Kenni Norton added a layup and Oliver sank a pair of free throws to put UMF ahead for good, 52-41, with 4:57 remaining in the game.

Layups from Everest and Jackson put Maine Maritime ahead 4-0 early in the the first half. The Beavers quickly evened the game when Kelsey Graffam hit a jumper and Oliver's layup at 15:27 made it 4-4. UMF took a seven point lead, 13-6, after two threes from Mallory Bonnevie. Maine Maritime responded with six unanswered, capped by a Jones three, to trail 13-12 with 4:08 remaining.

Clement hit a jumper at 2:35 and Norton drained a trey with 1:28 left to put the Beavers up 18-14. Jillian Perron and Norton traded free throws before Jones connected from behind the arc to make 19-18 at the break.

 

ME.-FARMINGTON 56, MAINE MARITIME ACADEMY 52

ME.-FARMINGTON (11-13, NAC 11-7)

Lindsay Ranquist 2-8 7-8 11; Rachel Clement 2-5 5-6 10; Kenni Norton 3-15 2-4 9; Elizabeth Ferry 3-5 1-5 7; Mallory Bonnevie 2-4 0-0 6; Holly Oliver 2-4 0-0 5; Ayla Allen 1-8 0-2 3; Meghan Smith 1-4 1-2 3; Kelsey Graffam 1-2 0-0 2; Shelbee Lancaster 0-0 0-0 0; Bianca Stoutamyer 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 17-55 16-27 56.

MAINE MARITIME ACADEMY (14-11, NAC 11-7)

Kari Jones 5-12 1-2 14; Leah Jackson 3-10 5-11 11; Mary Badeen 3-11 1-1 9; Jillian Perron 3-5 1-2 7; Rebekah Campbell 1-5 2-4 4; Casey Everest 1-11 2-3 4; Hanna Lyons 1-10 1-2 3; Devyn Curless-Clark 0-0 0-0 0; Mackenzie Vosburgh 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 17-64 13-25 52.

Me.-Farmington................   19   37  -   56

Maine Maritime Academy........   18   34  -   52

3-point goals--Me.-Farmington 6-20 (Mallory Bonnevie 2-3; Rachel Clement 1-2; Ayla Allen 1-2; Holly Oliver 1-3; Kenni Norton 1-7; Kelsey Graffam 0-1; Lindsay Ranquist 0-2), Maine Maritime Academy 5-19 (Kari Jones 3-8; Mary Badeen 2-8; Casey Everest 0-3). Fouled out--Me.-Farmington-None, Maine Maritime Academy-None. Rebounds--Me.-Farmington 40 (Holly Oliver 7; Meghan Smith 7), Maine Maritime Academy 54 (Leah Jackson 15). Assists--Me.-Farmington 10 (Holly Oliver 2; Lindsay Ranquist 2; Rachel Clement 2), Maine Maritime Academy 7 (Hanna Lyons 4). Total fouls--Me.-Farmington 19, Maine Maritime Academy 22. Technical fouls--Me.-Farmington-None, Maine Maritime Academy-None. A-74