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Maine Maritime basketball - women

PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 7:56 am
by Tom Nolette
Mariners Ranked Fourth in Preseason Poll

CASTINE, Maine – Entering the program's 25th year, Maine Maritime Academy has been ranked fourth in the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) women's basketball preseason poll.

Castleton State College and Colby-Sawyer College tied for the top spot. Both the Spartans and the Chargers split the ten first place votes for a total of 94 points apiece. Husson University earned third place with 80 points, while Maine Maritime Academy claimed fourth with 67 points and New England College was selected fifth after receiving 59 points to round out the top billing.

The Mariners, who finished 17-10 overall and 13-5 in the NAC last season, return six players including three starters. Seniors Bekah Campbell (Corinth, Maine) and Jillian Perron (Skowhegan, Maine) will look to lead veteran head coach Craig Dagan's squad. Perron has also been named the team captain.

Top incoming guards include Mary Badeen (Newport, Maine), and Maggie McConkey (Fryeburg, Maine) a transfer from Central Maine Community College.

The Mariners kickoff their season with their annual Pepsi Mariner Challenge this Saturday and Sunday, facing Maine Fort Kent on at 3:00 PM on Saturday and either Bowdoin College or Roger Williams University on Sunday. Continuing their challenging non-conference schedule Maine Maritime will travel to Saint Joseph's (Maine) next Saturday, November 22nd.

Maine Maritime will open up North Atlantic Conference play on December 2nd at Maine Farmington, and on December 6th at home against Husson.

This season the Mariners will travel to Nashville, Tennessee on December 29th and 30th to compete in the Music City Classic, where they will take on St. Vincent and Fontbonne.

Re: Maine Maritime basketball - women

PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 7:56 am
by Tom Nolette
Badeen Leads Mariners to Victory in Home Opener

CASTINE, Maine – Maine Maritime defeated the University of Maine at Fort Kent on Saturday in game one of the Pepsi Mariner Challenge, 63-57 to advance to Sunday's Tournament Championship game.

Junior Mary Badeen (Newport, Maine) scored 28 points, and pulled down seven rebounds to lead the Mariners past the Bengals. Sophomore Kristi Willey (Topsham, Maine) added 13 points, eight rebounds and three assists, while senior Jillian Perron (Skowhegan, Maine) added 11 points, six rebounds, and four assists.

"Obviously we are happy to start our season 1-0 and happy to play in the championship game of our own tournament, but we have a lot of things we need to improve on," said Head Coach Craig Dagan.

Badeen picked up the first five points for the Mariners, stretching an early 5-2 lead over the Bengals. The two teams exchanged the lead numerous times over the first twenty minutes, until the Bengals scored seven unanswered points to close out the first half with a 37-32 lead.

Once again Badeen opened up the scoring for the Mariners, with a jump shot closing the Bengal lead to 36-34. Willey sunk a pair of free throws to give the Mariners the lead with a little over 10 minutes remaining in the game, Badeen followed that up with another good three-pointer to make it 46-42. The Mariners continued to fight and hung on for the 63-57 victory.

Erika Saucier led the Bengals with a double-double picking up 17 points and 14 rebounds. While teammates Danielle Carillo and Bobbi Myles added 10 points apiece.

"I am extremely pleased with our character and our ability to find a way to win today," Dagan added.

The Mariners (1-0) will go on to play Roger Williams University in the Championship Game at 2:00 PM tomorrow. Roger Williams defeated Bowdoin College 58-57 in game two. Maine Fort Kent (0-1) will take on Bowdoin tomorrow at 12:00 PM in the Consolation Game.

Re: Maine Maritime basketball - women

PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 7:57 am
by Tom Nolette
Mariners Fall to Roger Williams in Pepsi Mariner Challenge Championship

CASTINE, Maine – Maine Maritime Academy (1-1) fell in the Pepsi Mariner Challenge Championship to Roger Williams University (2-0) 45-34 on Sunday afternoon in Smith Gymnasium.

The Mariners held the Hawks to just 18 points in the first half but went only 13-63 from the field in the loss. Maine Maritime was also out rebounded 58-40.

"Roger Williams is a very good team. Defensively we did a great job but offensively we did not execute very well and the difference in the game was the offensive rebounds," said Head Coach Craig Dagan.

The Hawks pulled ahead 7-2 early in the game, but Bekah Campbell's (Corinth, Maine) layup pulled the Mariners within three points. Roger Williams scored the next eight points to jump out to a 15-4 lead, and then take an 18-10 lead into the half.

Angelica Ariola opened up the scoring in the second half with a jump shot to give the Hawks a 10-point lead, a deficit that the Mariners could not overcome, falling 45-34.

All-tournament selection Mary Badeen (Newport, Maine) led all scorers with 12 points, adding a game-high five steals and four rebounds for the Mariners, while Kristi Willey (Topsham, Maine) grabbed seven points, a team-high nine rebounds, and three steals. Jillian Perron (Skowhegan, Maine), added five points and five rebounds, was also named to the all-tournament team for the Mariners.

The Hawks were led by Katie Lowerre who had 11 points and nine rebounds, while Teagan Dunn grabbed 11 boards and eight points on her way to the all-tournament team. Angelic Ariola, the tournament MVP, tallied nine points and four rebounds, and Rachel Battista added nine points off the bench.

"I am happy with the effort we put together today but we just have to improve on our rebounding and be better moving forward," Dagan added.

Maine Maritime will return to the action next Saturday (Nov. 22nd) at Saint Joseph's College of Maine.

All-Tournament Team

Roger Williams - Angelica Ariola (MVP)
Roger Williams – Teagan Dunn
Maine Maritime – Jillian Perron
Maine Maritime – Mary Badeen
Bowdoin – Megan Phelps
Maine Fort Kent – Ericka Saucier

Re: Maine Maritime basketball - women

PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 7:57 am
by Tom Nolette
Mariners Fall Short Against Monks

STANDISH, Maine – Maine Maritime Academy (1-2) fell to Saint Joseph's College (4-0), 60-46, in a non-conference contest at the Harold Alfond Center on Saturday afternoon.

The Mariners started off strong and held a 10-4 advantage 6:40 into the first half, but the Monks scored 13 unanswered points to built a 17-10 lead.

Unfazed, Maine Maritime jumped back into the contest by hitting on a trio of threes as part of a 15-5 outbreak, which ended on a Mackenzie Vosburgh (Rhinebeck, N.Y.) jumper with the game tied at 28-28 and 29 seconds before the break. The Monks picked up a basket to close the opening half on a slim 30-28 edge.

Vosburgh led all first-half scorers with 12 points while Kehoe paced the Monks with nine points in the opening 20 minutes. The Mariners shot an even 50% (6-12) from three-point distance in the first half.

The advantage changed hands on four occasions early in the second half. Maine Maritime junior guard Mary Badeen (Newport, Maine) kept the score close with a three to cut her team's deficit to 42-38 at the 15:01 mark, but the Mariners were held scoreless for nearly nine minutes, while the Monks went on to score 12 unanswered points to take control of the game.

For Maine Maritime, Vosburgh scored a game-high 15 points with seven boards, Badeen recorded 13 points and five boards, and sophomore guard Kristi Willey (Topsham, Maine) added eight points and six rebounds in a losing effort.

For Saint Joseph's sophomore guard Abbie Eastman tallied 12 points, five rebounds, three assists and a pair of steals in the victory. Junior center Morgan Cahill totaled 12 points and eight rebounds, Kehoe added 12 points and five rebounds, and senior guard Sarah Assante contributed nine points, three steals and a pair of rebounds.

Maine Maritime will return to action next Tuesday at Maine-Farmington for a 5:30 PM tip-off to open up North Atlantic Conference play.

Re: Maine Maritime basketball - women

PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2014 7:30 am
by Tom Nolette
Maine-Farmington Rallies Past Mariners in Nail-Biter

FARMINGTON, Maine – Maine Maritime Academy Women's Basketball (1-3, 0-1) fell to North Atlantic Conference foe Maine-Farmington (1-4, 1-0) on Tuesday night, 60-56.

The Mariners set the tone early in the first half, jumping out to a 5-0 lead. The Beavers responded with six unanswered points to take a 6-5 lead with 16:52 remaining. The two teams continued to battle for the lead, a feat that changed five times over the course of the first half. The Mariners took the biggest lead of the half 21-15, with just over seven minutes remaining.

Maine-Farmington went ahead four minutes into the second half and never looked back. The Beavers increased their lead to nine points at the 10:15 mark, but the Mariners clawed their way back into the game. In a two-minute span, Maine Maritime hit two shots from beyond the arc and hit four clutch free throws to cut Maine-Farmington's lead to 51-50 with 7:09 remaining.

Maine-Farmington held the Mariners to six points for the remainder of the game to take the victory.

Mary Badeen (Newport, Maine) led the Mariners with a game-high 18 points, including 11 points in the final eight minutes. Badeen added five assists, four rebounds, and three steals. Senior Jillian Perron (Skowhegan, Maine) recorded 12 points, three rebounds and a steal, while Mackenzie Vosburgh (Rhinebeck, N.Y.) added 10 points, all in the first half.

Coming off the bench, Kennadi Grover led the Beavers with 14 points, three rebounds, two steals and an assist. Bianca Stoutamyer grabbed 11 points, while four others added eight points each for the hosts.

Maine Maritime returns to action this Saturday, December 6th when they host NAC rival Husson University at 1:00 PM.

Re: Maine Maritime basketball - women

PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2014 8:56 am
by Tom Nolette
Eagles Edge Mariners in Close Conference Battle

CASTINE, Maine – Maine Maritime Academy Women's Basketball (1-4, 0-2) fell to Husson University (2-2, 2-0) 68-61 on Saturday afternoon in North Atlantic Conference play inside of Smith Gymnasium.

The Mariners had three players in double figures in the loss, Maggie McConkey (Fryeburg, Maine) led the team with 15 points, five rebounds, three assists and a steal. Mary Badeen (Newport, Maine) picked up 14 points, nine rebounds, three assists and three steals, while Kristi Willey (Topsham, Maine) added 10 points, eight rebounds, and an assist.

The Eagles opened up the scoring when Chandler Guerrette made a three-pointer, but the Mariners responded with their own three-pointer from Willey, which sparked an eight-point run to build an early 8-3 lead.

Maine Maritime hung on to a lead for most of the first half, leading by as much as eight with a little over seven minutes remaining. Husson closed the gap, outscoring the Mariners 15-4 in the final minutes of the first half to take a narrow 26-25 lead into halftime.

Husson scored eight unanswered points to open up the second half to build a 34-25 lead. The Mariners kept fighting, closing the lead to just 60-54 with 3:48 remaining in the game.

The Mariners added six-unanswered points in the final moments, falling by a final score of 68-61.

The Eagles were led by Guerrette who finished the afternoon with 19 points, six rebounds, four assists, and four steals and Katy Brochu grabbed a double-double with 14 points and 11 boards.

The Mariners return to action on December 9th when they host Maine-Machias for a non-conference bout at 6:00 PM, before hosting a conference double-header next weekend.

Re: Maine Maritime basketball - women

PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2015 12:42 pm
by Tom Nolette
Mariners Drop NAC Matchup to Eagles

BANGOR, Maine – Maine Maritime Academy women's basketball fell to Husson University on Saturday afternoon 63-41, falling to 4-8 on the season and 1-4 in the North Atlantic Conference.

The Eagles (6-4, 4-1) started things off with a 10-0 run in the opening minutes of the game but the Mariners fought back to close Husson's lead to 10-8, led by four points from senior captain Jillian Perron (Skowhegan, Maine). Husson went on a 12-2 run with five minutes left in the half, to increase their lead to 28-14 and took a 30-16 lead into halftime.

In the second half, the Eagles built up their lead to 19 points with seven minutes remaining, a deficit that proved to be too large for the Mariners to overcome, falling 63-41.

Perron and Mary Badeen (Newport, Maine) led the Mariners with 13 points each, with Badeen adding seven boards, and Perron five. Lauren McKenna (Wilmington, Mass.) added six points and five rebounds off the bench.

For the Eagles, Stephanie Comstock finished with a game-high 16 points, while Chandler Guerrette added 10 points. Katy Brochu tied for a game-high seven rebounds.

The Mariners will return to action on Tuesday night when they host Thomas College at 5:30 p.m. inside of Smith Gymnasium.

Re: Maine Maritime basketball - women

PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2015 12:20 pm
by Tom Nolette
Badeen Leads Mariners Past Terriers with Career High Outing

CASTINE, Maine – Mary Badeen (Newport, Maine) scored a career-high 32 points to lead Maine Maritime to a 66-45 victory over Thomas College on Tuesday night inside of Smith Gymnasium.

The Mariners came back from an early 7-2 deficit to take a commanding 22-11 lead, sparked by 13 points from Badeen, and took a 29-17 lead into the half.

Mackenzie Vosburgh (Rhinebeck, N.Y.) splashed a three-pointer to open up the scoring in the second half as the Mariners continued to stretch their lead, claiming the 66-45 win to improve to 5-8 overall and 2-4 in the NAC. With the loss the Terriers fall to 1-12 and 0-7.

Badeen added eight rebounds, six assists, and three steals while Vosburgh finished the night with 17 points, seven rebounds, four assists and a steal off the bench, and Maggie McConkey (Fryeburg, Maine) added six points, five rebounds and a game-best seven assists.

Ashleigh Gagne led the Terriers with a double-double worthy 10 points and 15 rebounds. Tess McClenahan added nine points, six rebounds, three assists and a steal.

Maine Maritime will hit the road this weekend when they travel to New England College on Friday, and Colby-Sawyer on Saturday for a pair of conference matchups.

Re: Maine Maritime basketball - women

PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2015 12:17 pm
by Tom Nolette
Pilgrims Down Mariners

HENNIKER, N.H. – New England College held Maine Maritime Academy to just 35 points on Friday night, defeating the Mariners 51-35 in North Atlantic Conference play.

The Mariners struggled in the first half, scoring just 13 points to trail by 18 at the half. The early deficit proved to be too much for Maine Maritime, despite outscoring the Pilgrims 22-20 in the final half.

Mary Badeen (Newport, Maine) led the Mariners with a game-high 13 points, three rebounds, and two steals. Teammate Kristi Willey (Topsham, Maine) added eight points and five rebounds, while Mackenzie Vosburgh (Rhinebeck, N.Y.) finished with six points and four rebounds.

Taylor Burgess scored nine points and eight assists to lead the Pilgrims, while Marissa Kopacz led all rebounders with a game-high 14 boards to go along with eight points.

The loss drops the Mariners to 5-9 on the season and 2-5 in the NAC. With their eighth-straight win the Pilgrims improve to 12-2 overall and 6-1 in conference play.

Maine Maritime will travel to Colby-Sawyer College tomorrow for another North Atlantic Conference matchup at 1:00 p.m.

Re: Maine Maritime basketball - women

PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2015 9:50 am
by Tom Nolette
Mariners Fall in Close Contest with Chargers

NEW LONDON, N.H. – Maine Maritime Academy fell to Colby-Sawyer College 50-45 on Saturday afternoon, in North Atlantic Conference action.

Colby-Sawyer jumped out to a 12-0 run after making four-straight three-pointers and held a 12-point advantage again at 24-12 after a Jessica Shenkel three. The Mariners fought back going on a 10-2 run capped by a Jillian Perron (Skowhegan, Maine) jumper to close the half trailing 26-22. Perron led all players with 10 first half points.

The Chargers led by as much as 10 with 10:11 remaining, but the Mariners kept the game in single digits for the remainder of the contest. A late three by Mary Badeen (Newport, Maine) closed the gap to four with a few seconds to play and a Katie McCarthy free throw lifted the Chargers to the 50-45 final score.

Maine Maritime was led by Kristi Willey (Topsham, Maine) and Perron who scored 12 points apiece. Badeen finished with seven points and six rebounds.

Lexi Iannone and Katie McCarthy each scored 13 points to lead the Chargers. Kristin Ellis grabbed a career-high 13 rebounds to lead all players.

Maine Maritime drops to 5-10 overall and 2-6 in NAC play, while Colby-Sawyer improves to 8-6 overall and 5-3 in the conference. The Mariners return to action on Friday with a home game against Lyndon State.