Tuesday's Game: Maine Maritime Academy (2-1, NAC 0-0) vs. UMaine-Farmington (2-1, NAC 0-0), 5:30 p.m., Smith Gymnasium, Castine, Maine. Live Video
*The Eagles will open up NAC play on Tuesday when they host Thomas College at 5:30 pm.
Series History: The Mariners are 17-17 all-time against the Beavers in a rivalry that dates back to 2003. The Mariners have won the last five matchups. At home, the Mariners are 11-8 against UMF.
The Eagles hold a narrow 17-14 advantage against the Mariners, in a rivalry that also dates back to 2003. The Mariners are 6-9 when playing at Husson.
February 16, 2017: Maine Maritime Academy 68 – UMaine-Farmington 41
Melinda Ogden (Searsport, Maine) made a free throw and a layup to open up the scoring and gave the Mariners the lead. Maine Maritime outscored the Beavers 15-7 in the first quarter and never looked back, taking a 31-18 lead into halftime.
The Mariners outscored UMF 25-19 in the third quarter and held the Beavers to just four points in the final quarter to cruise to the conference victory.
Chloe Smedley (York, Maine) led the Mariners with a double-double of 11 points and 10 rebounds, and also added two steals and an assist. Alayne Felix (Mahopac, N.Y.) also tallied 11 points, while pulling down five rebounds, one assist, one steal and a block, Ogden ended the evening with nine points and three rebounds, and Megan McLean (Eliot, Maine) added eight points, five rebounds, and an assist. Both Alex Winchester and Amanda Holewiak (Somerset, Mass.) added seven points.
Kennadi Grover led the Beavers with a game-high 13 points, while also pulling down five rebounds and a steal. Jenessa Talarico added added eight points, two rebounds, an assist and a steal.
January 7, 2017: Husson University 82 – Maine Maritime Academy 53
The Eagles took a 3-0 lead following a three-pointer from Darla Morales, but a three-point play by Kristi Willey tied the game up with 7:37 to go in the first quarter. A three from Chandler Guerrette gave the Eagles a 12-6 lead with 3:30 to play, but the Mariners fought back scoring six-unanswered points, highlighted by four points from Melinda Ogden, to tie the game at 12-12 at 2:44.
A three from Eryn Doiron (Wilton, Maine) gave the Mariners a 15-14 lead, but Denae Johnson made a jump shot for the Eagles to make it 16-15 in favor of Husson. Emily Melick (Sudbury, Mass.) sank a jumper to retake the lead for the Mariners, but the Eagles scored a pair from the line in the final minute of the first quarter to take a slight 18-17 advantage into the second quarter.
Husson began to pull away in the second quarter, outscoring the Mariners 25-12 to take a 43-29 lead into halftime.
The Eagles held the Mariners to just 24 points in the final two quarters to hang on for the victory.
Chloe Smedley led the Mariners with 12 points, five rebounds, and an assist, while Ogden ended the afternoon with 12 points, three rebounds, and two assists, and Alayne Felix added 11 points, three rebounds, and an assist.
Kenzie Worcester led the Eagles with 17 points, six assists, five rebounds, and two steals, Morales added 15 points, three rebounds, two steals, and an assist and Guerrette contributed 13 points, four assists, three rebounds, and a steal.
Maine Maritime Academy's Last Game: Alayne Felix scored a season-high 24 points to lead Maine Maritime Academy women's basketball to a 64-44 victory over Curry College in the Curry College Tip-Off Tournament Championship Game on November 19.
The first quarter was a competitive back-and-forth battle between the two teams, but Melinda Ogden hit a three to send the Mariners into the second quarter with a 16-15 lead.
The first five minutes of the second quarter proved to be exactly like the first, with the teams exchanging the lead numerous times. Maine Maritime went on a 14-6 run to close out the half and took a 32-25 lead into halftime.
The Mariners held the Colonels to just seven points in the third quarter, and cruised to the 64-44 victory.
Felix added eight rebounds, two blocks and an assist to earn All-Tournament honors. Ogden just missed a double-double with a game and career-high 13 rebounds, and nine points, while also adding four assists and three steals. Megan McLean added a team-high five assists, while also contributing five points, and three rebounds to also earn a spot on the All-Tournament Team.
Emily Irwin led Curry with 13 points, six steals, five rebounds, two assists and a block and Gina Coote led the Colonels with seven rebounds.
UMaine-Farmington's Last Game: UMaine-Farmington fell to Saint Joseph's College last Tuesday, 84-57.
Morgan Crocker led the way for the Beavers with 15 points on 6-16 from the floor with three free throws. Crocker added three rebounds and three assists.
McKenna Brodeur added 12 points on 5-12 shooting with two free throws, two assists, one steal and one block.
Adlin Chaparin and Sara Lamb each added seven points off the bench.
Regan McFerran led the Monks with 20 points and 10 rebounds on 6-9 shooting and 4-6 from behind the arc.
Kelsi McNamara added 18 points on 9-17 from the floor with seven assists while Julia Champagne added 13 points and seven rebounds.
The Beavers finished the game with a 38.9% shooting (21-54), 2-10 from behind the arc and 68.4% at the free throw line while the Monks finished with 43.2% shooting (32-74), 7-21 from behind the arc for a 33.3% and 13-16 at the free throw line for an 81.3%.
The Beavers tallied 25 rebounds, 14 assists, five steals and three blocks while the Monks notched 51 rebounds, 12 assists, and seven steals.
Husson University's Last Game: Husson University fell to Williams College, 72-54 last Sunday.
Kenzie Worcester led the Eagles with 22 points and four rebounds. Sarah Bragg, Jordan Butler, and Joan Overman each contributed five points. Kristin Fechtelkotter led the Ephs with 17 points.
Williams built a 12-point lead in the first quarter (21-9) behind a trio of three-pointers from Emily Chang. This lead for the Ephs did not last long, as the Eagles came back to tie the game at 23 with 4:36 to go in the second quarter.
Williams led Husson 38-30 at halftime. The Ephs shot 15-27 (55.6%) from the field in the first half, while the Eagles just 12-32 (37.5%).
Williams started out the second half on a 14-0 run, bringing the game to 52-30 with 2:03 remaining in the third. The Ephs outscored the Eagles 15-5 in the fourth quarter, to build a 53-35 lead and hung on for the victory.
As a team the Mariners are averaging 65.7 points, 47.0 rebounds and 20.3 assists per game. The team is shooting 42.4 percent from the floor, 23.2 percent from beyond the arc and 52.8 percent from the free throw line.
The Beavers: Morgan Crocker leads the Beavers with 16.3 points per game, while McKenna Brodeur averages 13 points per game and leads the Beavers with 6.7 rebounds per game and 3.3 steals per game. Sara Lamb leads the team with three assists per game, while also averaging nine points per game.
As a team the Beavers average 67 points, 38.3 rebounds, and 15 assists per game. The team is shooting 40.9 percent from the floor, 38.5 percent from three-point land and 68.9 percent from the line.
The Eagles: Kenzie Worcester leads the Eagles with 14 points per game, while three players (Sarah Bragg, Anna MacKenzie and Megan Peach) lead the team with four rebounds per game each. MacKenzie also leads the team with two assists per game, while Peach and Worcester lead the team with two steals each.
As a team the Eagles average 48 points, 33.5 rebounds and eight assists per game. The team is shooting 31.5 percent from the floor, 22.2 percent from three-point land and 60 percent from the line.