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Postby Tom Nolette » Mon Nov 17, 2014 7:15 am

Nor'easters announce roster for 2014-15 season

BIDDEFORD, Maine -- University of New England head coach Anthony Ewing has announced the women's basketball roster for the 2014-15 season, which will get underway when the Nor'easters host the Ramada Roundball Invitational at the Harold Alfond Forum on Nov. 15-16.

Ewing, last season's Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC), New England Women's Basketball Coaches Association (NEWBA) and Maine Women's Basketball Coaches Association (MWBCA) Coach of the Year, has 12 players (and all five starters) returning from a team that posted a school-record 27-3 record while winning the CCC title and advancing to the second round of the NCAA Division III Championship for the second consecutive season.

Senior Kelly Coleman and juniors Meghan Gribbin and Lauren Hayden were each all-conference selections in 2014, with Coleman earning first team honors, as well as all-New England, all-state and all-region accolades. Hayden was voted CCC Defensive Player of the Year, finishing her campaign second in the nation in steals per game.

The Nor'easters, who achieved their first national ranking a year ago, finished the season ranked 20th in the USA Today Sports Division III Top 25 Coaches Poll. After their season-opening tournament which features national semifinalist Tufts University, UNE faces sturdy non-conference tests with Bowdoin College and University of Southern Maine before getting its CCC schedule underway Dec. 3 versus Eastern Nazarene College.

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Postby Tom Nolette » Mon Nov 17, 2014 7:16 am

UNE tabbed as the favorite in CCC pre-season poll

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- The University of New England women's basketball team is a unanimous pick to win the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC), according to the head coaches in the CCC pre-season poll released this morning (Nov. 14).

The Nor'easters, who claimed all 10 first-place votes for a total 100 points, are followed by Roger Williams University (82) and Endicott College (80). Roger Williams lost to UNE in last season's CCC Championship title game.

UNE is ranked No. 16 in the USA Today Sports Division III Preseason Top 25 Coaches Poll and No. 20 in the D3hoops.com Preseason Top 25 Poll. The Nor'easters welcome back all five starters and a total of 12 returning players from a squad that set a program-record for wins during a 27-3 season. UNE's 2013-14 campaign featured a second straight CCC title and a repeat appearance in the Second Round of the NCAA Division III Championship.
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Postby Tom Nolette » Mon Nov 17, 2014 7:17 am

Nor'easters cruise past Wellesley in season-opener

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BIDDEFORD, Maine -- Sadie DiPierro scored 15 points, including three 3-pointers, as the University of New England kicked off the 2014-15 season with a 65-51 win over Wellesley College in the opening round of the Ramada Roundball Invitational at the Harold Alfond Forum on Saturday evening (Nov. 15).

The Nor'easters, who led 30-16 at the break, will face either Tufts University or Keene State College in the championship game at 6 p.m. tomorrow. Wellesley will play in the consolation game at 4 p.m.

DiPierro was 3 of 6 from beyond the arc and 6 of 11 overall to finish just a point shy of her career high. She also added three steals. Alanna Vose came off the bench to score 12 points and grab five rebounds. Kelly Coleman contributed nine points, while Meghan Gribbin had seven points and five assists. Lauren Hayden was credited with seven boards and four steals in the win.

For the Blue, Morgyne Weaver tallied a game-high 16 points on 7-for-12 shooting. She also garnered eight rebounds. Chelsi Scott scored nine points and led all players with nine caroms.

UNE shot a solid 42.2 percent (27 of 64) from the floor and was 6 of 16 (37.5 percent) from three-point land. The Nor'easters were also strong with the basketball, committing just nine turnovers.
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Postby Tom Nolette » Mon Nov 17, 2014 7:18 am

Tufts tops UNE 63-58 to take Ramada Invitational

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BIDDEFORD, Maine -- Tournament Most Valuable Player Hannah Foley scored 18 points to lead the Tufts University women's basketball team to a hard-fought 63-58 win over the University of New England in the championship game of the Ramada Roundball Invitational Sunday evening (Nov. 16) at the Harold Alfond Forum.

The game was a rematch of last year's NCAA Championship second-round battle, in which Tufts stunned the Nor'easters with a three-pointer at the buzzer of overtime to take a 57-54 victory. The Jumbos (2-0) are currently ranked third in one national poll and fourth in another, while UNE (1-1) sits at 16th and 20th in those rankings.

Foley made 3 of 4 from behind the arc and all of her five free throw attempts, including four in the final 0:12 to help ice the victory. Sophomore forward/center Michela North had 14 points before fouling out for the Jumbos, while senior forward Hayley Kanner contributed nine points, eight rebounds and three blocked shots en route to being named all-tournament.

UNE senior forward Kelly Coleman scored 14 of her game-high 20 points in the second half. She was 9-for-10 at the free throw line and contributed three steals and two blocked shots. Junior guard Alanna Vose poured in 19 points, including three treys, and junior point guard Meghan Gribbin added 10 points.

Both teams struggled offensively in the opening 10 minutes, combining for just 13 points over that time. Leading 7-6 halfway through the frame, the Jumbos used an 8-2 run to gain some separation. They would go on to lead 28-21 at the break.

The contest opened up a bit offensively after intermission. Tufts pushed its lead into double digits (40-30) on a three-pointer by sophomore guard Josie Lee with 13:59 on the clock, but UNE chipped away and would get as close as two (50-48) on a pair of free throws by Coleman with 6:21 remaining.

Senior point guard Kelsey Morehead hit a big three-pointer on the Jumbos' next possession, and the Nor'easters were unable to get any closer than three the rest of the way.

The Jumbos will look to remain unbeaten Tuesday when Hartwick College comes to Cousens Gymnasium for Tufts' home-opener. Game time is 7 p.m.

UNE will face in-state rival University of Southern Maine on Wednesday evening at Hill Gymnasium in Gorham (5:30 p.m.).
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Postby Tom Nolette » Wed Nov 19, 2014 5:55 am

UNE women’s basketball heads strong group of D3 teams from Maine
The Nor'easters are ranked as high as 16th in preseason polls.


The Nor’easters, who return all five starters from a team that was 27-3 a year ago and advanced to the second round of the NCAA tournament for the second consecutive winter, are the only Maine school ranked in the top 20 in both of the preseason polls. UNE is ranked 20th in the D3hoops.com poll, 16th in the USA TODAY poll. (Bowdoin is ranked 22nd in the D3hoops.com poll and received votes in the USA TODAY poll; USM received votes in both polls). “It’s pretty cool,” said junior guard Meghan Gribbin of Windham. “But you can’t read too much into it. It is preseason. Growing up around here, you always heard about USM and Bowdoin every year. Now it’s cool to finally get UNE on the map and recognized, not just on a regional level but on the national level too.”...

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Postby Tom Nolette » Wed Nov 26, 2014 6:11 am

UNE puts away Bowdoin in women’s basketball
Alanna Vose and Meghan Gribbin combine for 36 points in a 68-64 victory.

BIDDEFORD — One thing’s for sure: No one on the floor at the University of New England’s Harold Alfond Forum on Tuesday night checked out early for the holiday break. Alanna Vose scored 21 points – including six 3-pointers – and Meghan Gribbin added 15 points to lead UNE to a 68-64 victory over Bowdoin in a back-and-forth non-conference women’s basketball game. “We needed everybody the whole time, that’s for sure,” UNE Coach Anthony Ewing said. “We started really slowly; (Bowdoin) really took it to us the first five or six minutes. To the (Nor’easters’) credit, like they always do, they kept their heads and kept grinding.”...

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Postby Tom Nolette » Sun Dec 07, 2014 7:59 am

Balanced scoring carries Nor'easters past Endicott

BIDDEFORD, Maine -- The University of New England had all five of its starters score in double digits, as the Nor'easters cruised to a 77-63 victory over Endicott College in a Commonwealth Coast Conference game played Saturday afternoon (Dec. 6) at the Harold Alfond Forum.

UNE, ranked 20th in this week's D3Hoops.com national poll, ups its record to 5-1 on the season, 2-0 in conference play. The Gulls dropped back to the .500 mark both overall (3-3) and in CCC play (1-1). The Nor'easters have now won six consecutive meetings with Endicott and are 21-11 in the all-time series.

Senior Kelly Coleman paced the Nor'easters with 17 points on 8-for-14 shooting. She finished a rebound shy of a double-double with nine, including four on the offensive glass. Junior Meghan Gribbin had 13 points, eight boards and four assists. She was 6 of 7 at the free throw line. Classmate Lauren Hayden chipped in 12 points, six rebounds, three steals and three assists, while juniors Sadie DiPierro and Alanna Vose scored 11 points apiece.

Junior Kelsey Cuddy played a strong game for the Gulls, leading all scorers with 20 points. She also contributed seven rebounds, six assists, four blocked shots and a pair of steals. Junior Nicole Catizone tallied 18 points, including four 3-pointers. Senior Kayleen Whall grabbed a team-high eight caroms to go with nine points.

Leading 12-10 five minutes into the game, the Nor'easters took control with a 12-2 run over the ensuing 3:04. Vose initiated the spurt with back-to-back treys, Gribbin had a layup and free throw, then Hayden capped the outburst with a three-ball.

The Gulls got back to within four (30-26) on a Cuddy conversion down low at the 7:43 mark, but UNE reeled off 10 straight points to regain momentum.

Big Blue would lead 44-32 at intermission, thanks in large part to 50 percent (16 of 32) shooting from the floor.

The Nor'easters opened the second frame with an 11-3 start to forge a 20-point cushion. Up by 21 (54-43) with 9:51 on the clock, UNE saw its bulge reduced to nine (65-56) as the Gulls over the next four minutes. Coleman knocked down a jumper with 4:59 to get Big Blue's lead back up to double digits, and the Nor'easters would maintain a lead of 10 or more the rest of the way.

UNE shot 45.3 percent (29 of 64) for the contest while earning a 46-30 margin on the glass. Endicott knocked down 12 shots from beyond the arc to account for more than half of its offensive output.

The Gulls return to action Tuesday when they play at Eastern Nazarene College in a 5 p.m. start. The Nor'easters are idle until after the holidays when they travel to Lewiston Jan. 3 to take on Bates College (2 p.m.).
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Postby Tom Nolette » Mon Jan 05, 2015 7:25 am

Alanna Vose: Passion for the game sets her apart
14 points, three assists, a steal and block ... she had an off day Saturday

BIDDEFORD — When you watch Alanna Vose play the game she loves so much, it is apparent even to the untrained eye, the difference she brings to whatever team she is playing on. That difference is passion. Her passion in life is basketball. Vose is a 5-foot 6-inch junior guard from Cushing. This season, and for the two before, Vose has been earning her playing time for the University of New England Nor'easters’ women's basketball team. For four years before she began her college journey, she wowed the fans and opponents of the Medomak Valley High School Panthers, located in Waldoboro...

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Postby Tom Nolette » Mon Jan 12, 2015 11:48 am

Coleman powers Nor'easters past Bison, 81-48

DUDLEY, Mass. -- Senior Kelly Coleman posted a double-double with game highs of 23 points and 11 rebounds to help the University of New England defeat Nichols College, 81-48, in a Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) women's basketball game played Saturday afternoon (Jan. 10) at the Nichols Athletic Center.

The Nor'easters remained undefeated in conference play at 4-0 while improving their overall record to 8-2. Nichols is now 4-8 overall (1-5 CCC). UNE has won the last 11 meetings between the two schools and is 16-5 all-time versus the Bison.

Coleman was 9 of 14 from the floor and 5 of 5 at the free throw line en route to her 17th career double-double. Junior Alanna Vose supported with 20 points, including making 4 of 7 attempts from beyond the arc. First-year Sam MacDonald continued her stellar play with 11 points, and sophomore Alicia Brown contributed 10 points on 4-for-6 shooting. Junior Meghan Gribbin distributed seven assists for the Nor'easters, who shot a solid 45.5 percent (30 of 66) from the floor. Junior Lauren Hayden contributed seven boards and five steals in the winning effort.

For Nichols, Amber Litwinko led the way with 15 points and nine rebounds. Brooke Packard scored 10 points off the bench and Sarah Whitestone tallied 10.

After surrendering the initial two points of the contest, the Nor'easters reeled off 18 straight and never looked back. Their biggest lead (40-15) of the frame came at the 3:19 mark on their way to a 44-20 halftime advantage.

UNE led by as many as 40 (76-36) after halftime before settling for the final margin of 33.

Big Blue limited Nichols to 29.7 percent (19 of 64) accuracy from the floor while leading 50-38 on the glass.

The Nor'easters are back in action Tuesday when they play at Western New England University (5:30 p.m.).
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Postby Tom Nolette » Wed Jan 14, 2015 11:25 am

Vose buries Western New England from long range

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- Junior guard Alanna Vose drained eight three-pointers on the way to a career-high 29 points, leading the University of New England in a 65-47 Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) women's basketball victory over Western New England University on Tuesday evening (Jan. 13) at the Alumni Healthful Living Center.

The fourth straight win for the Nor'easters (9-2, 6-0 CCC) was the 12th in-a-row against the Golden Bears (8-4, 3-3 CCC).

Vose registered 18 of her points in the last 11 minutes of the contest, and made 5-of-6 from deep in the 2nd period. In addition to eclipsing her personal scoring-best by seven, she shared the team-lead with eight rebounds.

The eight makes from behind the arc were the most in a game by a UNE player since the 2008-09 season, and one shy of the program record. Through January 11, Vose ranked seventh in Division III for 3-point field goals/game (3.30).

Sophomore Alicia Brown scored all 10 of her points in the 1st half, and finished with six rebounds to go with three blocks. Senior Kelly Coleman contributed seven points and eight boards for the Nor'easters, who led 44-36 on the glass.

For Western New England, Dorothy O'Neill scored 17 points and Emily Anderson added 10. Chelsea Vujs registered nine points along with eight rebounds.

Big Blue held a 41-37 edge nearing the midway mark of the 2nd half, before Vose canned three treys in four consecutive possessions to push the cushion into double digits. The run of 15 unanswered points for UNE was ended with under five minutes left on the clock.

During the final 20 minutes, the Nor'easters limited the Golden Bears to 26 percent shooting from the floor and just 18 points, which Vose matched on her own down the stretch.

UNE, which was up by as many as eight (20-12) in the opening frame, sat on top of a 32-29 margin at halftime.

The Nor'easters return home to face Gordon College on Thursday (5:30 p.m.) -- the same time that Western New England visits Wentworth Institute of Technology.
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