Game Notes: Maine Maritime Academy at Colby College

Game Notes: Maine Maritime Academy at Colby College

Tuesday's Game: Maine Maritime Academy (9-4) at Colby College (6-8), 5:30 pm, Wadsworth Gymnasium, Waterville, Maine.

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Series History: After 10 meetings the Mariners and Mules are 5-5 all-time against each other. The Mariners have won two-straight, before that the Mules won four-straight. The Mules are 3-0 when hosting.

Last Meeting: Alayne Felix (Mahopac, N.Y.) scored a career-high 31 points to lead Maine Maritime Academy women's basketball to a 67-59 victory over Colby College last season on January 9, 2018 in non-conference action inside of Smith Gymnasium.

The Mariners jumped out to a 2-0 lead following a layup from Felix but the two teams exchanged the lead back-and-forth numerous times throughout the first 10 minutes of play and the Mules took a narrow 19-17 lead into the second quarter.

Felix hit a pair from the line to make it 19-19 and added a layup less than a minute later to give the Mariners a 21-19 lead. The Mules tied the game for the fifth time, but Felix made two from the charity stripe and Chloe Smedley made a jumper to give the Mariners their biggest lead of the half, 25-21 with 5:05 to play.

Colby tied the game at 25-25 at 3:40, but a Felix layup gave the Mariners the two-point lead with 2:42 to play in the half. Paige Russell made a three on the other end to make it 28-27, but Smedley added a basket to send the Mariners into halftime with a 29-28 advantage. 

Maine Maritime's Felix led all players in the first half with 17 points, while Ainsley Burns led the Mules with nine points, on 3-of-4 shooting from three-point land.

The start of the third quarter mirrored the first half until the Mariners went on a 7-2 run in the last two minutes to take 46-41 lead into the final quarter.

The Mariners never looked back in the fourth quarter, leading by as much as 12 points to claim the 67-59 victory.

Felix led all players with 31 points, seven rebounds, five assists, two steals and a block, while Mikayla Charters (Newport, Maine) added 13 points, a team-high eight rebounds, five assists, and a steal. 

Burns and Haley Driscoll led the Mules with 12 points apiece. Burns also added five rebounds, two steals and a block while Driscoll chipped in with six rebounds, an assist and a block. Russell ended the evening with 11 points, five rebounds, and an assist and Emily Davis pulled down a game-high 10 rebounds.

The Mariners shot 51.1 percent from the floor while the Mules shot 34.9 percent. The Mules held a 35-31 advantage in rebounds. 

Maine Maritime Academy's Last Game: Maine Maritime Academy women's basketball fell to Husson University 47-38, in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) action on Friday night inside of Newman Gymnasium. 

The Mariners held a narrow 6-4 advantage after a defensive first quarter. The Mariners struggled from the floor in the second quarter, and the Eagles outscored the visitors 17-6 to take a 21-12 lead into halftime. 

The Mariners scored 10-unanswered points in the third quarter to close the gap to 25-22, but the Eagles were hot from three-point land in the final quarter, going 5-of-8 from beyond the arc, to hang on for the victory.

Alayne Felix led the Mariners with 10 points, four rebounds, three assists and steal, while Lauren Plissey (Hermon, Maine) added a team-high 11 rebounds, nine points and a block.

Kenzie Worcester led the Eagles with 12 points, six assists, four rebounds and a steal, while Joan Overman tallied a double-double with 10 points, 10 rebounds and an assist. Megan Peach added 11 rebounds, four points, four blocks and two steals.

The Mariners shot 24.1 percent from the floor, while the Eagles shot 32.7 percent. Maine Maritime held a 41-39 advantage in rebounds.  

Colby College's Last Game: Katie McCrum and Keagan Dunbar both had 15 points for Colby College, but Peace Kabari finished with 20 points and a game-high 12 rebounds as Trinity College took a 65-50 win in NESCAC women's basketball Sunday at Wadsworth Gymnasium.

The Bantams improve to 12-3 overall and 2-2 in the league, while the Mules are 6-8 and 0-3 in the league. 

Kabari was 8-for-11 from the field, 3-of-3 from the foul line, and had two steals.

Courtney Erickson tied Kabari with game-high scoring honors at 20 points and three assists for Trinity. Meghan Lewis added a game-high five steals, while Bailey Hyland had seven points and four rebounds.

McCrum and Dunbar each hit three 3-point shots for Colby. Jane MacKerron had a nice game off the bench with eight points on 4-for-6 shooting, 10 rebounds, and a game-high five blocked shots. 

The Bantams were 16-for-22 from the foul line and had a 46-35 rebounding advantage. Colby had double figures in blocked shots for the second straight game with 10.

The two teams combined for 42 points in the opening quarter, with the Bantams taking a 23-19 lead.

After Colby's Ainsley Burns hit a layup with 6:08 to play to cut Trinity's lead to 25-23, the Bantams used a 14-2 run the rest of the way to take a 39-25 halftime lead. 

Trinity had its largest  lead at 22 points in the third quarter, but Colby did battle back and had a chance to cut the lead to 10 points in the fourth quarter.

The Mariners: After 13 games the Mariners average 62.8 points, 43.0 rebounds and 12.7 assists per game, while shooting 36.7 percent from the floor, 25.9 percent from beyond the arc and 65.3 percent from the line.

Alayne Felix leads the Mariners with 14.2 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game and Megan McLean averages a team-best 2.6 assists per game. 

The Mules: After 14 games the Mules average 60.2 points, 42.4 rebounds and 12.6 assists per game, while shooting 37.2 percent from the floor, 29.1 percent from three-point land and 70.8 percent from the line.

Ainsley Burns leads the Mules with 14.4 points and 1.7 blocks per game and Keagan Dunbar averages 13.7 points per game. Emily Davis leads the team with 7.4 rebounds per game and Sarah Hancock leads the team with 3.0 assists per game.