Friday's Game: Maine Maritime Academy (10-5, 4-2 NAC) at UMaine-Farmington (5-12, 5-2 NAC), 7:30 pm, Dearborn Gymnasium, Farmington, Maine.
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Saturday's Game: Maine Maritime Academy vs. Thomas College (5-12, 4-4 NAC), 3:00 pm, Smith Gymnasium, Castine, Maine.
Series Histories: The Mariners hold an 18-17 record all-time over the Beavers, including six-straight wins. When playing at Farmington the Mariners are 9-6.
The Mariners are 32-13 all-time against the Terriers, including 10-straight wins. The Mariners are 18-6 all-time when hosting Thomas.
February 17, 2018: Maine Maritime 79 – UMaine-Farmington 64
Melinda Ogden (Searsport, Maine) tallied a career-high 20 points to lead Maine Maritime Academy women's basketball to a 79-64 victory over UMaine-Farmington last season in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) action inside of Dearborn Gymnasium.
The Mariners jumped out to a 13-0 lead before the Beavers got on the scoreboard and Maine Maritime took a 21-9 lead into the second quarter, led by 11 points from Ogden.
UMaine-Farmington scored four-unanswered points to start the second quarter, but the Mariners used a 10-2 run to take a 32-18 lead with just under five minutes to play in the quarter and took a 42-26 advantage into halftime.
Alayne Felix (Mahopac, N.Y.) and Ogden led all players with 14 points in the first half, while McKenna Brodeur led the Beavers with seven points.
The Mariners picked up where they left off in the third quarter, outscoring the Beavers 21-12 in the third quarter to take a 63-38 lead into the final 10 minutes of play.
Maine Maritime never looked back in the fourth, cruising to a 79-64 victory.
Ogden added two rebounds, two steals and an assist to go with her game-high 20 points, while Felix finished the afternoon with 18 points, six rebounds, three assists and three steals and Caitlin Kane contributed nine points, five rebounds, two steals and an assist. Megan McLean (Eliot, Maine) chipped in with seven points, a team-high six assists, two rebounds and a steal.
Brodeur, Morgan Crocker, and Haley Felkel led the Beavers with 11 points each, while Felkel pulled down a team-leading seven rebounds.
The Mariners shot 41.2 percent from the floor, while the Beavers shot 40 percent from the floor, and Maine Maritime held a 43-32 edge in rebounds.
February 14, 2018: Maine Maritime 61 - Thomas College 41
Maine Maritime Academy women's basketball completed the season sweep over Thomas College last season with a 61-44 victory in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) action inside of Smith Gymnasium.
After a low scoring first quarter, Morgan Boudreau (Benton, Maine) hit a jumper as time expired to send the Mariners into the second quarter with an 11-6 advantage.
The Mariners began to pull away in the second, and three-straight threes gave Maine Maritime a 32-14 lead with 1:17 to go in the half. The Terriers cut the deficit to 29-16 entering halftime following a jumper from Abby Nielsen.
Maine Maritime's Melinda Ogden led all players with 10 points in the first half.
The Mariners maintained a double-digit lead throughout the third quarter and entered the final 10 minutes with a 47-31 lead.
Maine Maritime outscored Thomas College 14-13 to secure the 61-44 victory.
Ogden led the Mariners with 15 points, three rebounds, two steals and an assist, while Megan McLean added 14 points, a game-high eight rebounds and two steals. Alayne Felix contributed 11 points, six rebounds, three assists, and two steals.
Amira Jones led the Terriers with a double-double of 14 points, 11 rebounds and added two assists and a steal. Addie Brinkman added eight points and six rebounds.
The two teams both shot 33.3 percent from the floor, and pulled down 39 rebounds, but the Mariners shot 30.4 percent from beyond the arc compared to the Terriers' 16.7 percent.
Maine Maritime Academy's Last Game: Maine Maritime Academy women's basketball fell to UMaine-Presque Isle 57-53, on last Saturday afternoon in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) action inside of Smith Gymnasium.
The Mariners struggled to find offensive rhythm throughout the game, shooting just 26.2 percent from the floor and 14.7 percent from three-point land.
The Owls claimed the lead early and led by three entering the second quarter. Mikayla Charters (Newport, Maine) hit a three to open up the second quarter to tie the game at 15-15 but Rhylee Wright hit three unanswered three-pointers and two free throws to put the Owls up 26-15. Maine Maritime battled back and closed the deficit to 29-25 entering halftime.
The Mariners outscored the visitors 12-11 in the third quarter to cut UMPI's lead to 40-37, but the Owls began to pull away midway through the final quarter, taking a 50-39 lead. Maine Maritime closed the gap to one on two occasions, both times following a pair of free throws from Melinda Ogden, but the Owls hung on for the win.
Alayne Felix led all players with 17 points, eight rebounds, two assists, two blocks and a steal and Ogden added 12 points, three rebounds, an assist and a steal.
Wright led the Owls with 15 points, eight rebounds, and a steal and Hunter Mercier contributed 13 points, four rebounds, an assist and a block.
The Owls shot 35.6 percent from the floor and 43.8 percent from three-point land while maintaining a 43-33 advantage in rebounds.
UMaine-Farmington's Last Game & Thomas College's Last Game*:
UMaine-Farmington's women's basketball team finished off a tight race over Thomas College with a 74-64 win in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) action in Dearborn Gymnasium on Saturday afternoon.
McKenna Brodeur led all scorers with 24 points on 10-of-14 shooting with eight rebounds and one steal as Molly Folsom added 18 points with five rebounds and one steal.
Morgan Crocker and Haley Felkel each added eight points as Chelsea Crockett finished with nine points.
Malorie Weaver led the Terries with 16 points and seven rebounds as Karle Stubbs added 15 points after shooting 4-5 from behind the arc with six rebounds, one assist, and one steal. Molly Horton finished with 14 points, six rebounds, two assists, and two steals.
*The Terriers host Husson on Friday night before heading to Castine.
The Mariners: After 15 games the Mariners average 62.5 points, 41.7 rebounds and 12.4 assists per game, while shooting 36.5 percent from the floor, 25.6 percent from beyond the arc and 66.0 percent from the line.
Alayne Felix leads the Mariners with 14.4 points, 5.1 rebounds and both Felix and Eryn Doiron (Wilton, Maine) lead the team with 1.4 steals per game and Megan McLean averages a team-best 2.3 assists per game.
The Beavers: After 17 games, the Beavers average 52.8 points, 40.9 rebounds and 9.3 assists per game while shooting 32.6 percent from the floor, 22.5 percent from three-point land, and 69.4 percent from the line.
McKenna Brodeur leads the Beavers with 13.5 points, 1.8 assists, and 1.1 steals per game. Paige Carter leads UMF with 9.1 rebounds and 1.8 blocks per game.
The Terriers: After 17 games the Terriers average 54.8 points, 39.6 rebounds and 9.6 assists per game, while shooting 33.4 percent from the floor, 28.2 percent from beyond the arc and 62.8 percent from the line.
Kaylee Ravagli leads the Terriers with 8.3 points and 2.3 steals per game, Addie Brinksman leads Thomas with 6.9 rebounds, and Molly Horton leads the team with 2.9 assists per game.