Black Bears Defeat Mariners in Exhibition Game

Black Bears Defeat Mariners in Exhibition Game

BANGOR, Maine – Maine Maritime Academy women's basketball fell to the University of Maine 89-49 on Tuesday night in an exhibition game at the Cross Insurance Center. 

Maine Maritime returns to action on Friday night when they travel to Vermont to take on Castleton University at 5:30 p.m., in a North Atlantic Conference matchup.

The Black Bears jumped out to a quick 8-0 lead but Morgan Boudreau (Benton, Maine) hit a three to cut the deficit to 8-3 with 7:32 to play in the first quarter. UMaine continued to shoot well from beyond the three-point arc, and took a 26-14 lead into the second quarter.

UMaine held the Mariners scoreless for the first four and a half minutes of the second quarter while building a 33-14 advantage and took a 48-23 lead into halftime.

Alayne Felix (Mahopac, N.Y.) led the Mariners in the first half with 13 points, while Blanca Millan led the Black Bears with 16 points, including going 4-for-4 in three-point land.

The Black Bears outscored the Mariners 27-6 in the third quarter to take a 75-29 advantage into the final 10 minutes.

The Mariners continued to fight and outscored UMaine 20-14 in the fourth quarter, falling 89-49.

Felix ended the evening with 21 points to lead the Mariners and also added five rebounds and a steal. Tess Clark (Spring, Texas) and Boudreau added six points each.

Millan led the Black Bears with 24 points, including six 3-pointers, six rebounds, three assists, three steals and a block, while teammates Tanesha Sutton and Kelly Fogarty added 13 points each and Julie Brosseau added 12 points.

The Black Bears shot 54.8 percent from the floor while the Mariners shot 36.4 percent. UMaine also held a narrow 34-33 advantage in rebounds.