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Re: Maine Maritime basketball - women

Postby Tom Nolette » Sat Jan 24, 2015 8:56 am

Willey Leads Mariners Past Hornets

CASTINE, Maine – Kristi Willey (Topsham, Maine) scored a career-high 21 points to lift the Mariners over Lyndon State, 67-43 on Friday night inside of Smith Gymnasium.

The two teams battled back and forth in the first half, exchanging the lead numerous times before the Hornets took a 23-22 into the half.

The Mariners used a 15-2 run at the start of the second half to build a 37-25 lead with 11:51 remaining. Willey scored eight points in a row to put the Mariners up by 23 with 5:24 remaining and Maggie McConkey (Fryeburg, Maine) scored six unanswered points to put Maine Maritime Academy up, 62-35 with a little over three minutes left in the game.

Mary Badeen (Newport, Maine) added 12 points, nine rebounds, four steals and three assists while Mackenzie Vosburgh (Rhinebeck, N.Y.) added 11 points, five rebounds, three steals and two assists off the bench. McConkey ended the evening with 10 points, seven rebounds, five assists and two steals.

Aimee Thompson led the Hornets with 16 points, eight rebounds, two steals and an assist, while Sarah Cornell and Mikayla Hodge each added eight points.

With the win, Maine Maritime improves to 6-10 overall and 3-6 in the North Atlantic Conference, while the Hornets fall to 3-12 and 2-7.

The Mariners return to action tomorrow, Saturday, January 24, when they host Johnson State at 12:00 p.m. The game time has been moved up due to the threat of inclement weather in the area.
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Re: Maine Maritime basketball - women

Postby Tom Nolette » Sat Jan 31, 2015 7:47 am

Mariners Sail Past Green Mountain

POULTNEY, Vt. – Maine Maritime Academy upended Green Mountain College, 66-17, in North Atlantic Conference women's basketball action on Friday evening at the Eagle Dome.

Green Mountain closed the Mariner lead to 9-8 on an Allison Wadsworth jump shot early in the game, but Maine Maritime outscored the Eagles 27-2 to close out the first half, taking a 36-10 lead into the halftime. The Mariners never looked back, cruising to a 66-17 victory, to claim the season sweep over the Eagles.

Kristi Willey (Topsham, Maine) scored a game-high 15 points to lead the Mariners, adding 11 rebounds to grab the double-double, and three blocks. Mackenzie Vosburgh (Rhinebeck, N.Y.) added 14 points and 10 rebounds of her own to pick up the double-double off the bench. Mary Badeen (Newport, Maine) chipped in with 13 points, three rebounds, three steals and a block.

Green Mountain (0-16, 0-11 NAC) had just one player in double figure points as Torie Cowell posted 10 points and 12 rebounds for her own double-double. Hayley Provost also posted double-digit rebounds with 10.

Maine Maritime (8-10, 5-6) travels to Castleton tomorrow for another North Atlantic Conference matchup at 3:00 p.m.
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Re: Maine Maritime basketball - women

Postby Tom Nolette » Sun Feb 08, 2015 7:00 am

Sharp Shooting Lifts Mariners Over Chargers

CASTINE, Maine – Maine Maritime Academy Women's Basketball defeated Colby-Sawyer College on Friday night, 62-56, inside of Smith Gymnasium in North Atlantic Conference play.

The Mariners fought back from an early 11-point deficit following two threes and a jumper from Mackenzie Vosburgh (Rhinebeck, N.Y.), and a three-pointer from Mary Badeen (Newport, Maine), to take a 24-22 lead with two minutes remaining in the half. Kristi Willey (Topsham, Maine) sunk a three-pointer to put the Mariners up 27-23 with 45 seconds remaining and a pair of free throws from the Chargers closed the Mariner led to 27-25 entering halftime.

Colby-Sawyer tied the score at 27-27 with 17:29 remaining in the game, but the Mariners never relinquished the lead in the second half, shooting a perfect 18-18 from the line. The Chargers tied it up at 41-41 with 5:53 remaining but the Mariners responded with a combined nine-unanswered points from Willey and Badeen to take a commanding 50-41 lead with a little over two minutes left.

The Chargers were efficient from behind the arc in the closing minutes, scoring all of there last 15 points on three-pointers, but the Mariners were strong from the line, and hung on to claim the 62-56 victory.

Badeen ended the evening with a game-high 16 points, including a perfect 8 for 8 from the line, nine rebounds, and three assists, while Vosburgh picked up 14 points, three assists, a rebound and steal, and Willey contributed 13 points, a team-best four assists, four rebounds and a steal.

Kelsey Cahill and Katie McCarthy led the Chargers with 15 points each, while Jessica Shenkel added 12 points.

The Mariners improve to 9-11 overall and 6-7 in NAC play while the Chargers fall to 11-9 overall and 8-5 in the conference.

Maine Maritime moves on to host another tough NAC opponent, New England College tomorrow at 3:00 p.m., while the Chargers travel to face Husson. also at 3:00 p.m.
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Re: Maine Maritime basketball - women

Postby Tom Nolette » Wed Feb 25, 2015 11:45 am

Perron’s Career Night Lifts Mariners Over Terriers

WATERVILLE, Maine – Jillian Perron (Skowhegan, Maine) scored a career-high 21 points to lead the Maine Maritime Academy women's basketball team to a 74-44 victory over Thomas College on Wednesday night.

The Mariners jumped out to a 10-2 lead following a Kristi Willey (Topsham, Maine) 3-pointer, with 10:22 remaining in the first half. Maine Maritime scored 12-unanswered points to close out the half with a 33-13 lead.

The Mariners controlled the second half, leading by as much as 36 points with 1:34 remaining in the game, to claim the North Atlantic Conference victory.

Perron added seven rebounds, three steals and two assists, while Willey ended the evening with 20 points, including 4-5 from beyond the three-point arc, a team-best eight rebounds, six assists, three steals and a block. Alex Winchester (Hampden, Maine) contributed nine points, three assists, and two rebounds.

Katie McAllister grabbed a double-double with 14 points and a game-high 10 rebounds, while Ashleigh Gagne also added 14 points for the Terriers.

Maine Maritime improves to 11-13 overall and 8-9 in the conference, while Thomas falls to 3-21 on the season and 2-15 in the NAC.

The Mariners return to Smith Gymnasium this Saturday to take on Maine-Farmington at 3:00 p.m.
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Postby Tom Nolette » Wed Feb 25, 2015 1:17 pm

Mariners Win Big on Senior Day; Clinch 6th Seed in NAC Tournament

CASTINE, Maine – Maine Maritime Academy women's basketball defeated Maine-Farmington 52-34 on Saturday afternoon.

Prior to the game, the Mariners recognized senior captain Jillian Perron (Skowhegan, Maine).

The Mariners jumped out to build a 16-0 lead, highlighted by five points from Kristi Willey (Topsham, Maine), with 13:34 remaining in the half. Maine-Farmington outscored the Mariners 10-4 to close the lead to 20-10 with a little under six minutes remaining. An Alex Winchester (Hampden, Maine) jump shot, followed by a Mary Badeen (Newport, Maine) layup sent the Mariners into the half with a 27-14 lead.

Maine Maritime never looked back from their early game lead, outscoring the Beavers 25-20 in the second half to claim the North Atlantic Conference victory, and avenge a 60-56 loss to Maine-Farmington, on December 2.

Badeen led all scorers with 21 points, including five 3-pointers to set a new Maine Maritime Academy single season record with 63 3-pointers, while adding a game-best 11 rebounds, three assists, and three steals. Willey ended the afternoon with 14 points, a rebound and steal, and Winchester added eight points, five steals, three assists, and a pair of rebounds, off the bench.

Lindsay Ranquist was the only double-figure scorer for the Beavers, picking up a team-best in both points (10) and rebounds (8). Meghan Smith added six points, five rebounds, an assist and a steal.

The Mariners improve to 12-13 overall this season, and 9-9 in North Atlantic Conference play, while the Beavers fall to 11-14 on the season and 10-8 in the NAC.

The #6 seeded Mariners will travel to New England College on Tuesday, February 24 for a NAC quarterfinal game.

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Postby Tom Nolette » Wed Feb 25, 2015 1:18 pm

NAC Quarterfinal: #6 Maine Maritime Academy at #3 New England College

Tuesday's Game: Maine Maritime Academy (12-13, NAC 9-9) at New England College (19-6, NAC 13-5), 5:00 p.m., Bridges Gymnasium. Henniker, N.H.

Series History: The Mariners are 4-5 all-time against the Pilgrims, including a 2-3 record when playing at NEC.

Last NAC Tournament Meeting: The two teams last met during the North Atlantic Conference tournament on February 21, 2012 for a NAC Quarterfinal game. The Mariners picked up the 54-45 victory, advancing to the NAC Semifinals.

Regular Season Meetings: The Pilgrims swept the season series taking a 51-35 victory on January 16 at Henniker, N.H. and a 76-54 victory on February 7 in Castine.

Maine Maritime Academy's Last Game: The Mariners ended their regular season with a 52-34 victory over Maine-Farmington on Saturday.

The Mariners jumped out to build a 16-0 lead, highlighted by five points from Kristi Willey (Topsham, Maine), with 13:34 remaining in the half. Maine-Farmington outscored the Mariners 10-4 to close the lead to 20-10 with a little under six minutes remaining. An Alex Winchester (Hampden, Maine) jump shot, followed by a Mary Badeen (Newport, Maine) layup sent the Mariners into the half with a 27-14 lead.

Maine Maritime never looked back from their early game lead, outscoring the Beavers 25-20 in the second half to claim the North Atlantic Conference victory, and avenge a 60-56 loss to Maine-Farmington, on December 2.

Badeen led all scorers with 21 points, including five 3-pointers to set a new Maine Maritime Academy single season record with 63 3-pointers, while adding a game-best 11 rebounds, three assists, and three steals. Willey ended the afternoon with 14 points, a rebound and steal, and Winchester added eight points, five steals, three assists, and a pair of rebounds, off the bench.

Lindsay Ranquist was the only double-figure scorer for the Beavers, picking up a team-best in both points (10) and rebounds (8). Meghan Smith added six points, five rebounds, an assist and a steal.

New England College's Last Game: The Pilgrims ended their regular season with a 68-46 victory over Lyndon State.

NEC built an early 10-point lead eight minutes into the game but Lyndon battled back clawing their way to within six trailing just 26-20 with 6:47 remaining in the half. The Pilgrims closed out the half on an 11-2 run giving NEC the 35-22 advantage heading into the intermission.

The Pilgrims led by as much as 19 points, midway through the second half and continued to control much of the offense. NEC finished the game out rebounding Lyndon 46-36 on the afternoon and caused 26 Hornet turnovers, pulling away for the eventual 68-46 victory.

Leading the way for NEC was Kiley Williams who finished with a double-double, including 18 points and a game-high 10 rebounds. Senior Kayla Lawlor led all scorers finishing with 19 points, while senior teammate Taylor Burges finished with nine points and eight rebounds.

Badeen for THREE: In Saturday's victory over Maine-Farmington, Mary Badeen sank five 3-pointers to set a new Maine Maritime Academy basketball single season record for 3-pointers made (63).

The Mariners: Mary Badeen continues to lead the Mariners and the North Atlantic Conference with 16 points per game, and also leading the team with 7.2 rebounds per game, and 2.2 steals per game. Maggie McConkey (Fryeburg, Maine) leads the Mariners with 3.8 assists per game.

Maine Maritime averages 53.9 points, 39.3 rebounds, and 12.6 assists per game, while allowing opponents to score 51 points per game. The Mariners are shooting 34.8 percent from the field, 29.4 percent from beyond the 3-point arc and 60.2 percent from the line.

The Pilgrims: Kayla Lawlor leads the Pilgrims with 14.4 points per game, and three assists per game, while Taylor Burgess leads the team with 7.6 rebounds per game, and Marjani Lillard leads the team with 2.8 steals per game.

New England College averages 67.5 points, 47.8 rebounds, and 14.1 assists per game, while allowing opponents to score 54.1 points per game. The Pilgrims are averaging 36.8 percent from the field, 24.9 percent from 3-point land, and 61.9 percent from the line.

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Re: Maine Maritime basketball - women

Postby Tom Nolette » Wed Feb 25, 2015 1:18 pm

Mariners Fall in NAC Quarterfinals

HENNIKER, N.H. – Maine Maritime Academy women's basketball fell in the North Atlantic Conference quarterfinals to New England College on Tuesday night, 72-43.

The Pilgrims jumped out to an early 21-7 lead before the Mariners slowly chipped away at the deficit, scoring five-unanswered points to cut the lead to 21-12 with 5:20 remaining. New England College responded with a 14-8 run to close out the first half, taking a 35-20 lead into the intermission.

New England College came out strong in the second half, steadily building their lead to claim the victory.

Kristi Willey (Topsham, Maine) led the Mariners with 14 points, three rebounds and a steal, while Mary Badeen (Newport, Maine) added 13 points, five rebounds, and an assist.

Lawlor ended the evening with a game-high 23 points to lead the Pilgrims, adding two rebounds, two steals, and an assist, while Taylor Burgess grabbed 15 points, seven rebounds, and two assists, and Marjani Lillard contributed 10 points, eight assists, three rebounds, and a pair of steals.

The Mariners conclude their season with a 12-14 record, while the Pilgrims (20-6) advance to the NAC semifinals.
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