Tuesday's Game: Maine Maritime Academy (5-5) vs. Colby College (6-5) 5:30 p.m., Smith Gymnasium, Castine, Maine.
Series History: The Mariners are 4-5 all-time against the Mules, including a 4-1 record when playing inside of Smith Gymnasium.
Last Meeting: Maine Maritime Academy women's basketball held Colby College to just two points in the first quarter and 25.5 percent shooting from the floor, to claim a 64-44 victory in the Pepsi Mariner Classic Championship game on November 19, 2016.
In the Mariners' first win over Colby College since 2007, the team shot 58.3 percent from the floor and 60 percent from three-point land, while outrebounding the Mules 34-25.
Tournament MVP, Alayne Felix (Mahopac, N.Y.) led the Mariners with 17 points, including eight points in the first quarter, seven rebounds, three assists, and two steals. Chloe Smedley (York, Maine) added 16 points and three rebounds off the bench, and senior Kristi Willey rounded out the Mariners with double digits, chipping in with 11 points, six rebounds, four assists, and two steals. Caitlin Kane (Wilton, Maine) led all players with nine assists while pulling down seven rebounds and two steals en route to All-Tournament Honors.
Jackie Albanese led the Mules with 15 points off the bench, Haley Driscoll chipped in with six points, three rebounds and an assist and Jane MacKerron tallied a team-high five rebounds for Colby.
Felix connected on back-to-back layups to put the Mariners up 4-0 early in the first quarter. Melinda Ogden (Searsport, Maine) splashed a three, and Felix sank another layup to make it 9-0. The Mules scored their only points of the first quarter on a layup from Haley Driscoll as the Mariners built an 18-2 lead heading into the second.
The Mules came back to outscore the Mariners 18-13 in the second quarter, but the Mariners took a 31-20 lead into halftime. Maine Maritime outscored the Mules 33-24 for the remainder of the game to take the non-conference victory and the Pepsi Mariner Classic Championship.
Maine Maritime Academy's Last Game: Maine Maritime Academy women's basketball fell to Husson University 69-61 on Saturday afternoon in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) action inside of Smith Gymnasium.
The two teams exchanged the lead back-and-forth in the opening minutes, until the Eagles went on an 8-2 run to take a 11-6 lead. The Eagles held an 18-14 advantage after the first quarter.
Melinda Ogden hit back-to-back three pointers to give the Mariners a 20-18 lead with 8:36 to play in the second quarter. The Mariners took a seven-point lead (29-22) following a three from Morgan Boudreau (Benton, Maine) but the Eagles fought back and the two teams entered halftime deadlocked at 31-31.
The Eagles went on a 10-2 run to open up the third quarter and took a 41-33 lead. The Mariners continued to battle and a layup from Alayne Felix at 2:52 tied the game up at 44-44. With 1:18 to play in the third, Felix hit another layup to give the Mariners a 49-48 lead, but Husson's Joan Overman made a free throw to tie the game up once against entering the forth quarter.
Husson outscored the Mariners 10-4 to take a 59-52 lead with 3:31 to play in the fourth, and hung on to claim the 69-62 victory.
Felix led the Mariners with a double-double of 16 points and 10 rebounds, while also adding two blocks and an assist. Ogden also added 16 points, four rebounds, three assists a steal and a block.
Kenzie Worcester scored a game-high 36 points, going 20-of-23 from the line, while adding six rebounds, two assists and a block. Sami Ireland contributed 13 points, eight rebounds, two assists and a steal.
The Eagles shot 36.2 percent from the floor while the Mariners shot 34.6 percent. Husson held a 41-31 edge in rebounds.
Colby College's Last Game: Haley Driscoll finished with 21 points on 10-for-16 shooting and Colby College beat Bates College for the second time this season in a 66-48 victory in NESCAC women's basketball Saturday.
Driscoll played 38 minutes and added six rebounds, three assists, and a blocked shot.
Ainsley Burns took advantage of some double teams on Driscoll to nail some jumpers on the way to 17 points. Katie McCrum played the entire game and finished with game-highs of 11 rebounds and five assists to go along with nine points. Paige Russell had six points, eight rebounds, and three assists. Jackie Albanese came off the bench with eight points and Emily Davis had eight rebounds.
Julia Middlebrook had 11 points, five rebounds, and two steals for the Bobcats. Lyse Henshaw and Nina Davenport both had 10 points, while Melanie Binkhorst finished with nine points.
Colby held Bates to just 28.1 percent shooting and had a 46-27 rebounding margin. The Bobcats had just six turnovers in the game.
Driscoll had 11 points in the first half to help the Mules take a 27-20 lead at the break. Driscoll also did a solid job defensively on Davenport, who came into the weekend as the league's top scorer at more than 20 points per game.
Colby took command with 21 points in the third quarter. The Mules had 10 turnovers in the opening half, but finished the game with 13.
The Mules led by as much as 21 points with 5:22 left in the fourth quarter.
As a team the Mariners are averaging 63.2 points, 44.1 rebounds and 15.6 assists per game. The team is shooting 39.2 percent from the floor, 26.5 percent from beyond the arc and 65.1 percent from the free throw line.
The Mules: Haley Driscoll leads the Mules with 12.5 points and 1.5 blocks per game, Emily Davis leads the team with 6.3 rebounds per game while Katie McCrum leads the team with 3.3 assists per game and Sarah Hancock averages 1.2 steals per game.
As a team, the Mules average 55.5 points, 38.5 rebounds and 13.9 assists per game. The team is shooting 39.6 percent from the floor, 32.1 percent from beyond the arc and 68.1 percent from the line.