Saturday's Game: Maine Maritime Academy (6-2) vs. Cedar Crest College (2-8), 6:00 pm, Morrell Gymnasium, Brunswick, Maine.
Sunday's Game: Maine Maritime Academy vs. #1 Bowdoin College (8-0) or Wheaton College (5-4), TBA, Morrell Gymnasium, Brunswick, Maine.
Series Histories: This is the first-ever meeting between Cedar Crest and Maine Maritime.
The Mariners have faced Wheaton College once before, in 2002, falling 65-37.
The Polar Bears hold a 9-1 all-time record over the Mariners, including a 4-1 record when hosting. The Mariners last defeated the Polar Bears on January, 17, 2007. Bowdoin claimed the last meeting, 80-43, in 2013.
Maine Maritime Academy's Last Game: Alayne Felix (Mahopac, N.Y.) surpassed 1,500 career points as Maine Maritime Academy women's basketball fell to #7 Amherst College, 68-39, on December 8, in non-conference action inside of LeFrak Gymnasium.
The defending national champions went on a 12-0 run late in the first quarter to take a 20-10 advantage after the first stanza. The Mammoths took a 34-19 advantage into halftime and held off the Mariners in the second half to claim the victory.
Felix led the Mariners with 17 points, seven rebounds, two assists and a steal. Melinda Ogden (Searsport, Maine) added eight points, three rebounds and an assist, while Megan McLean (Eliot, Maine) pulled down seven rebounds and scored three points and Mikayla Charters (Newport, Maine) tallied a team-high three assists, and added a rebound and a point.
Madeline Eck tallied a game-high 19 points to lead the Mammoths, while adding five rebounds, three steals and an assist. Hannah Fox contributed 13 points, five steals, four rebounds, four assists and a block and Cam Hendricks chipped in with 10 points, two rebounds, two steals and a pair of blocks.
Cedar Crest College's Last Game: The Falcons fell to Drew University, 73-35 on December 7 in non-conference competition.
Cedar Crest was held to single digits in the first and second quarters, with the Rangers posting 20+ points in each quarters. The Black and Yellow went into the half trailing 13-46. The third quarter was their best of the game, scoring 14 points to the Rangers 16.
Mackenzie Borger led the Falcons with nine points, six rebounds and a block. Joana Cainglet added eight points, four boards, a team-high two assists and a steal while Geminii Cabrera posted seven points, five rebounds and two steals.
Wheaton College's Last Game*: The Wheaton College women's basketball team used their first-half push to beat Me.-Farmington 75-65 on December 16.
Sophomore Mikayla Pucci led Wheaton with three rebounds and three assists, scoring a team-high 24 points. The forward shot 9-16 from the floor, which included a 6-for-7 performance from the free throw line.
Ashley Hill and Sadie Shore helped the Lyons in the win with their strong defensive performances. Hill battled for 10 rebounds and three steals while Shore led with a team-high 11 boards.
Junior Natalie Wind ended the contest with 16 points and four assists while sophomore Karli Retzel finished with 11 points and four rebounds. Abby Hamilton also contributed a team-high six assists and three rebounds on the day.
Haley Felkel led the Beavers with 25 points on a 7-for-10 performance from three, while McKenna Brodeur followed up with 18 points.
The game started off with both teams fighting for points, but the Lyons were able to slowly take the lead throughout the opening quarter. Pucci converted a pair of free throws and then scrapped for a layup in the final seconds to set the quarter at 19-14.
Wheaton came out the gates flying in the second frame, going on a 7-0 run within the first two minutes of play to put them ahead 26-14. Me.-Farmington was able to get back onto the board with a pair of free throws but the Lyons continued pressure proved to be too much for the Beavers as they headed into intermission with the game set at 40-27.
The Beavers bested the Lyons in the third quarter with a six-point performance from both Haley Felkel and McKenna Brodeur to cut their deficit down to 56-48.
Wheaton outscored their opponent 19-17 in the final quarter, grinding past the Beavers with a final score of 75-65.
Bowdoin College's Last Game*: The Bowdoin College women's basketball team scored a school-record 63 points in the first half and coasted to a 107-53 win over Bates on December 8, in Morrell Gymnasium.
The Polar Bears put the contest out of reach early, hitting their first four shots and taking a 10-0 lead less than two minutes into the game.
Bowdoin led 23-3 less than six minutes into the game and held a 28-10 lead after one period.
The Polar Bears continued their red-hot shooting in the second quarter, outscoring Bates 35-7 and connected on 66% from the field.
In all, Bowdoin shot 60% from the field in the first half and 72.7% (8-11) from three-point range to hold a 63-17 advantage at halftime. The 63 first-half points were a Bowdoin
school record, breaking the mark of 58 set against Maine-Farmington in 2016.
The Polar Bears stretched the lead to as many as 58 points in the second half.
The Polar Bears also held Bates to just 31% from the field and forced 14 turnovers while also holding a 53-27 advantage in rebounding.
Thirteen different Polar Bears scored, including five in double-figures. Taylor Choate scored a game-high 15 points while Moira Train added 11 points off the bench.
Sela Kay, Maddie Hasson and Abby Kelly each added 10 points in the victory. Kelly also added a game-high eight rebounds while Kay and Samantha Roy had four assist each.
Bowdoin ended the game 10-16 (62.5%) from three-point range and 58.6% from the field.
Bates was led by 12 points from Mia Roy in the loss. Amaari Williams had 11 points and six rebounds for the Bobcats.
*The Polar Bears host Wheaton College on Saturday at 4:00 pm.
The Mariners: After eight games the Mariners average 65.8 points, 45.5 rebounds and 13.4 assists per game, while shooting 37.5 percent from the floor, 25.5 percent from beyond the arc and 67.1 percent from the line.
The Falcons: After 10 games, the Falcons average 46.1 points, 39.1 rebounds and 9.3 assists per game, while shooting 29.1 percent from the floor, 24.8 percent from three-point land and 52.5 percent from the line.
Geminii Cabrera leads the Falcons with 12.3 points, 5.8 rebounds, three steals and 2.4 assists per game.
The Lyons: After nine games the Lyons average 66.2 points, 42.7 rebounds and 16.9 assists per game, while shooting 41.3 percent from the floor, 31.1 percent from behind the arc and 71.3 percent from the line.
Mikayla Pucci leads the team with 16.2 points per game, both Pucci and Shore lead the way with 5.9 rebounds per game and Abby Hamilton leads the Lyons with 4.4 assists per game. Ashley Hill leads the team with 1.3 steals per game.
The Polar Bears: After eight games the Polar Bears average 90.3 points, 44.3 rebounds and 20 assists per game, while shooting 49.6 percent from the floor, 39.1 percent from beyond the arc and 72.2 percent from the line.
Maddie Hasson leads the Polar Bears with 14.6 points per game, Abby Kelly averages 13.4 points per game, while leading the team with 5.8 rebounds and 2.4 steals per game and Taylor Choate averages 11.8 points per game. Samantha Roy leads the team with 4.4 assists per game.