Bengals Defeat Mariners

Bengals Defeat Mariners

CASTINE, Maine – Maine Maritime Academy women's basketball fell to UMaine-Fort Kent, 55-46, on Tuesday night in non-conference action inside of Smith Gymnasium. 

How it Happened: Both teams battled closely in the first quarter, but the Bengals came away with a 12-9 edge after the opening 10 minutes. The Mariners outscored the Bengals 17-9 in the second quarter to take a 26-21 lead into halftime.

Both teams struggled offensively in the third quarter, shooting 25 percent from the floor. The Bengals outscored the Mariners 17-10 in the last two quarters to take the 55-46 victory.

Inside the Numbers: Alayne Felix (Mahopac, N.Y.) led the Mariners with 11 points, three blocks, and an assist.

Lauren Plissey (Hermon, Maine) added a game-high 12 rebounds to go along with seven points and three blocks and Melinda Ogden (Searsport, Maine) added eight points, four rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block. 

Madison Fenner and Trinity Washington led the Bengals with 12 points each, and Tajaheray McMahan tallied a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds, while also contributing six steals and five assists.

The Mariners shot 37.8 percent from the floor, while the Bengals shot 22.4 percent. Fort Kent held a 45-36 advantage in rebounds, and only turned the ball over 24 times, compared to Maine Maritime's 34 turnovers.

Up Next: The Mariners fall to 12-5 overall, while the Bengals improve to 20-3. Maine Maritime will return to action on Friday, February 1 when they host NVU-Lyndon at 7:30 pm for a conference matchup.