Friday's Game: Maine Maritime Academy (12-6, 6-2 NAC) vs. NVU-Lyndon (11-8, 6-3 NAC), 7:30 pm, Smith Gymnasium, Castine, Maine.
Saturday's Game: Maine Maritime Academy vs. NVU-Johnson (2-17, 0-9 NAC), 3:00 pm, Smith Gymnasium, Castine, Maine.
Series Histories: The Mariners hold an 18-4 all-time advantage against the Hornets, including an 11-0 record when hosting and a 27-0 all-time record over the Badgers, including a 14-0 record when playing in Castine.
Maine Maritime Academy women's basketball defeated NVU-Lyndon 55-45 earlier this season, in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) action inside of Stannard Gymnasium.
Despite facing a 29-26 deficit at halftime, the Mariners held the Hornets to single-digits in the last two quarters to claim the victory.
Alayne Felix (Mahopac, N.Y.) led Maine Maritime with a double-double of 12 points and 11 rebounds and also contributed four assists, two steals and a block.
Megan McLean (Eliot, Maine) tallied 11 points, eight rebounds and three assists, and Lauren Plissey (Hermon, Maine) pulled down a game-high 12 rebounds, while adding three points, two assists and a pair of steals.
Ellie Harrington led the Hornets with 10 points, one rebound, and an assist while Rylee Moore added nine points and three rebounds.
The Mariners shot 27.0 percent from the floor, while the Hornets shot 29.6 percent. Maine Maritime held a commanding 61-25 edge in rebounds.
Maine Maritime Academy women's basketball picked up a dominating 80-44 victory over NVU-Johnson earlier this season in the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) opener for both teams, inside of Carter Gymnasium.
The Mariners held the Badgers to nine points in the first quarter, and took a 41-19 lead into halftime on the way to the victory.
Melinda Ogden (Searsport, Maine) led the Mariners with 18 points, seven rebounds, one assist and one steal.
Kaitlyn Brouard led Johnson with eight points, two assists and a block.
Maine Maritime shot 34.3 percent from the floor, while the Badgers shot 26.9 percent from the floor. The Mariners held a commanding 61-32 edge in rebounds.
Maine Maritime Academy's Last Game: Maine Maritime Academy women's basketball fell to UMaine-Fort Kent, 55-46, on Tuesday night in non-conference action inside of Smith Gymnasium.
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.
Alayne Felix led the Mariners with 11 points, three blocks, and an assist. Lauren Plissey added a game-high 12 rebounds to go along with seven points and three blocks and Melinda Ogden 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.
NVU-Lyndon's Last Game: NVU-Lyndon women's basktball came away with a 54-38 win over UMaine-Presque Isle, last Saturday afternoon in NAC action.
The two teams battled on even terms in the early going, with the Owls' Kendra Slivers' layup at the buzzer leaving things deadlocked at 12-12 after one quarter. The second quarter saw five lead changes, with a pair of Tayler Courchesne free throws sending the Hornets into halftime with a 22-21 advantage.
Lyndon was able to maintain the lead throughout the third quarter. The Hornets led 32-29 with just over four minutes to go in the session. They were able to hold the Owls scoreless the rest of the period. Meanwhile Alisha Celley converted one of two free throws, then Lea Crompton scored on a driving layup and found Lauren Young for another score, sending Lyndon into the final quarter with a 37-29 lead.
Rhylee Wright's three pulled the Owls within 43-36 with just under six minutes remaining. That set the stage for the Hornets' closing run, which was fueled by six points from Alissa Mitchell.
Mitchell and Crompton shared scoring honors for the Hornets, each finishing with 14 points. Crompton also pulled in nine rebounds and handed out three assists, while Mitchell, who was an efficient 5-of-8 from the floor, also recorded five rebounds, five blocks, four assists, and three steals. Celley pulled down a game high 13 rebounds for Lyndon.
Wright was the only player in double figures for the Owls, tallying a game high 15 points.
Lyndon shot 27.1 percent from the floor and and 8.7 percent from beyond the three-point arc. UMPI shot 28.6 percent from the floor and 15.4 percent from 3-point land. Lyndon had a 50-39 advantage on the glass and forced 19 Owl turnovers while turning the ball over 12 times.
NVU-Johnson's Last Game: Northern Vermont University-Johnson women's basketball fell to SUNY Canton 70-56 on Saturday afternoon in NAC action.
The Badgers were led by Amorette Rodriquez who scored a career-high 20 points in an impressive three-point shooting performance, going 6-10 from behind the arc. Mariah Ramos tallied 16 points and four rebounds. The Kangaroos were led by Anastasia Chambers, who was one steal shy of a triple-double performance, tallying 17 points, 10 rebounds, and nine steals. The Kangaroos received a team-high 19 points from Jenifer Morgan-Aubin.
SUNY Canton opened up the game with two quick baskets, before Rodriquez answered with her first three-point shot of the contest. The teams continued to trade baskets through the opening minutes, but the Kangaroos maintained the lead until a made-three by Kaitlyn Brouard forced the 10-10 tie. The Kangaroos were boosted by Chambers in the final 22 seconds of the quarter, sinking a three-point shot just before the final buzzer, extending the Kangaroos' lead to 21-14.
The Badgers battled throughout the second quarter, cutting the deficit to four points with 1:20 remaining. Jenifer Morgan-Aubin led the Kangaroos in the final minute of play, scoring six points to give a 40-30 lead over the Badgers at halftime.
The Kangaroos controlled the pace offensively in the second half, extending their lead to 24 points early in the fourth quarter. The Badgers found their rhythm late in the period and ran out of time, falling by a score of 70-56.
The Mariners: After 18 games, the Mariners average 61.8 points, 41.7 rebounds and 12.7 assists per game, while shooting 37.3 percent from the floor, 26.8 percent from behind the arc and 66.2 percent from the line.
Alayne Felix leads the Mariners with 13.6 points and 5.2 rebounds per game, Eryn Doiron (Wilton, Maine) leads the team with 1.3 steals per game, and Megan McLean averages a team-best 2.4 assists per game.
The Badgers: After 19 games, NVU-Johnson averages 50.0 points, 40.1 rebounds and 9.4 assists per game, while shooting 29.6 percent from the floor, 25.5 percent from three-point land and 63.6 percent from the line.
Mariah Ramos leads the Badgers with 9.4 points per game, Ellery Kiefer leads the team with 6.0 rebounds per game, and Lindsey LaPerle averages a team-best 1.8 assists and 1.2 steals per game.
The Hornets: After 19 games, NVU-Lyndon averages 57.7 points, 33.9 rebounds and 12.2 assists per game, while shooting 33.9 percent from the floor, 26.0 percent from behind the arc and 67.5 percent from the floor.
Alissa Mitchell leads the Hornets with 11.9 points, 7.6 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 2.6 steals and 1.5 blocks per game and Lea Crompton averages 10.8 points per game.