Friday's Game: Maine Maritime Academy (14-7, 9-5 NAC) vs. Johnson State College (3-17, 2-12 NAC), 5:30 p.m., Smith Gymnasium, Castine, Maine.
Saturday's Game: Maine Maritime Academy vs. Lyndon State College (13-8, 9-5 NAC) 1:00 p.m., Smith Gymnasium, Castine, Maine
Series Histories: The Mariners are a perfect 25-0 all-time against the Badgers, including a 13-0 record when hosting Johnson.
The Mariners are 15-4 all-time against the Hornets, including a perfect 9-0 record when playing in Castine.
January 20, 2018: Maine Maritime Academy 73 - Johnson State College 45
The Mariners jumped out to an early lead, taking an 11-3 lead five minutes in and scored eight-unanswered points to take a 19-5 lead after one.
The Badgers went on a 7-4 run to start the second quarter, but the Mariners scored six-straight to take a 29-12 advantage. The teams traded baskets throughout the rest of the quarter but the Mariners took a 35-19 lead into halftime.
The Mariners dominated the third quarter, outscoring Johnson 21-8 to pull their lead to 56-27 going into the final quarter.
Johnson outscored Maine Maritime by a slim 18-17 margin in the fourth quarter, but the Mariners took the 73-45 victory.
Alayne Felix (Mahopac, N.Y.) led the Mariners with 17 points, eight rebounds, three steals and two assists, while Melinda Ogden (Searsport, Maine) chipped in with 10 points, three rebounds, two assists and two steals. Mikayla Charters (Newport, Maine) tallied a game-high seven assists.
Jocelyn Pellerin led the Badgers with 11 points, two assists and a steal.
The Mariners shot an impressive 47.5 percent from the floor, while the Badgers shot 37.5 percent. The Mariners held a considerable 46-19 edge in rebounds.
January 19, 2018: Maine Maritime Academy 62 - Lyndon State College 52
The two teams battled closely in the opening minutes of play, but the Hornets took their biggest lead of the game (20-10) late in the first quarter and held a 22-16 advantage after the first 10 minutes.
The Mariners fought back and held the Hornets scoreless for nearly the first seven minutes of play in the second quarter, and took a 31-29 lead into halftime.
After exchanging scores, the Mariners scored eight-unanswered points and built a 41-32 advantage. Lyndon closed the gap to three (42-39) with 34 seconds to go in the third quarter but Caitlin Kane (Wilton, Maine) added a free throw to send the Mariners into the final quarter with a 43-39 lead.
The Mariners continued to build their lead and led by as much as 12 points with 2:24 to play, on their way to the 62-52 victory.
Alayne Felix led the Mariners with 17 points, six rebounds, two steals, an assist and a block, while Kane contributed a season-high 15 points, six rebounds, three steals and an assist, and Chloe Smedley (York, Maine) added a season-high 13 points, five rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block.
Mikayla Hodge led the Hornets with a game-high 23 points, 11 rebounds, three assists and a steal and teammate Faith Poirier chipped in with 12 points and two rebounds.
The Mariners shot 40.7 percent from the floor, while the Hornets shot 36.5 percent from the floor. Lyndon held a 36-32 edge in rebounds.
Maine Maritime Academy's Last Game: Maine Maritime Academy women's basketball cruised to a 68-33, non-conference victory over the University of Maine at Presque Isle, on Tuesday night inside of Smith Gymnasium.
Maine Maritime jumped out to a 4-0 lead, but the Owls responded with five-unanswered points to take a brief 5-4 lead. The Mariners built a four-point lead (9-5), but UMaine-Presque Isle tied the game up at 9-9 with three minutes to play in the first quarter. Maine Maritime used a four-point run to take a 13-9 lead into the second quarter.
The Mariners began to pull away in the second quarter, and took a 14-point lead with 1:37 to play in the half, before the Owls used a layup to close the gap to 30-18 entering halftime.
Alayne Felix led all players in the first half with eight points, while Teagan Lawyerson led UMPI with five points.
Maine Maritime outscored the Owls 14-1 to open up the third quarter and never looked back, claiming the 68-33 victory.
Felix scored a game-high 12 points to lead the Mariners and added two rebounds, two assists and two steals, and Chloe Smedley chipped in with 10 points, three rebounds, two assists, a steal and a block. Melinda Ogden contributed nine points, four rebounds, two assists and a steal and Amanda Holewiak (Somerset, Maine) added seven points and a game-high six rebounds.
Rhylee Wright, Marissa Reagle, Jessy Dickison and Lawyerson each scored six points to lead the Owls.
The Mariners shot 47.2 percent from the floor while the Owls shot 30.0 percent. Maine Maritime also held a 38-24 edge in rebounds.
Johnson State College's Last Game: Johnson State College women's basketball fell to UMaine-Farmington 61-52 in a North Atlantic Conference game last Saturday afternoon at Carter Gym.
The Beavers got out to an early lead, scoring eight points over the first two minutes of the game. Johnson went on an 11-2 run over the next seven minutes, capped by a Mariah Ramos layup, to take an 11-10 lead with a minute and a half left in the first. UMF answered back with a McKenna Brodeur layup and Kasey Talarico free throw to go up 13-11 after one.
The Beavers slowly built their advantage through the second frame, with two Paige Carter free throws with 1:34 remaining giving UMF a 26-14 lead after a 13-3 run. Two Jocelyn Pellerin three-pointers in the final minute brought the Badgers back within six, as the Beavers took a 26-20 edge into the break.
UMF once again added to their lead early in the quarter, going up by as much as 16 with a 44-28 advantage two minutes left in the third. Ramos hit a jump shot with just under two minutes left and, following two made free throws by Sabrina Roberge, nailed a three to cut the Beaver lead back to single-digits, as they took a 44-35 lead into the final quarter.
The teams traded baskets through the fourth quarter, but the Badger were unable to overcome the deficit and fell 61-52.
Morgan Crocker finished with 22 points on 7-13 from the floor with seven free throws. McKenna Brodeur added 13 points with three rebounds, three assists, and one steal while Cheyenne Malloy added eight points with two rebounds, two steals, and one block. Haley Felkel finished with three points and 11 rebounds.
Mariah Ramos led the Badgers in scoring with 11 points on 5-18 shooting while Jocelyn Pellerin added 10 points. Emily Marshall and Devin Libby each added 12 rebounds. Ellery Kiefer missed a double-double by one point and one rebound as she finished with nine and nine.
The Beavers shot 36.5% from the floor (19-52), 33.3% from behind the arc (6-18) and 81% at the free throw line (17-21). UMF notched 39 rebounds, nine assists, eight steals and seven blocks.
Johnson St. shot 24.3% on the day (18-74), 25% from behind the arc and went 11-17 at the free throw line. The Badgers tallied 53 total rebounds, 10 assists, and six steals.
Lyndon State College's Last Game: Thomas College women's basketball fell to Lyndon State College, 81-54, in North Atlantic Conference action on Saturday afternoon.
The Hornets jumped out to a 19-7 lead throughout the first frame as the Terriers converted 3-for-21 from the floor. Thomas chipped away at their deficit in the second as they pulled within eight points at the break. Four Terrier starters each scored four points to cut down the lead.
Lyndon extended their lead to ten in the third quarter on six points from Mikayla Hodge. Amira Jones added seven for the Terriers to keep pace going into the fourth. Shooting struggles plagued Thomas in the final frame as Hodge added another eight points to finish the game at 81-54.
Hodge led the Hornets with 16 points and 16 rebounds in the win while Victoria Carlson added 15 points and five boards. Alissa Mitchell and Alexis Britch each netted 12 points.
Jones held a team-high 13 points for the Terriers while Sammie Griffin chipped in with 12 points. Molly Carroll contributed with nine points and five rebounds off the bench.
As a team the Mariners are averaging 63.9 points, 41.3 rebounds and 16.2 assists per game. The team is shooting 40.1 percent from the floor, 30.5 percent from beyond the arc and 65.9 percent from the free throw line.
The Badgers: Mariah Ramos leads the Badgers with 10.8 points per game, while Britani Buck leads the team with 6.9 rebounds per game and Lindsey LaPerle leads the team with 1.6 assists per game. Emily Marshall and Kaitlyn Brouard lead the team with 1.2 steals per game.
As a team the Badgers average 44.7 points, 40.5 rebounds and 9.1 assists per game. The team is shooting 26.9 percent from the floor, 24.2 percent from beyond the three-point arch and 48.0 percent from the line.
The Hornets: Mikayla Hodge leads the Hornets with 19.7 points, 14.6 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game, while Gabrielle Foy averages 17 points per game. Alissa Mitchell leads the team with 4.8 assists per game and Victoria Carlson leads the team with 1.9 steals per game.
As a team the Hornets average 65.5 points, 44.2 rebounds and 14.8 assists per game, while shooting 37.4 percent from the floor, 32.4 percent from beyond the arc and 69.0 percent from the line.