WBB: America East tournament set to return to Portland

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WBB: America East tournament set to return to Portland

Postby Tom Nolette » Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:04 am

America East tournament set to return to Portland

PORTLAND - After a successful year at Cross Insurance Arena in Portland, America East is bringing the women's basketball postseason tournament back to town.

The conference officially announced the America East Championships would be held once more in Portland this spring. The first few rounds will be at the arena, while the final will still be held at the highest remaining seed's home site. Maine made a surprising run through Portland last year, knocking off favorite New Hampshire in the semifinals before losing once again to Albany.

Matt Bourque is the America East senior associate commissioner, and said Monday there's never been a better time to be a team in the women's basketball conference.

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Re: WBB: America East tournament set to return to Portland

Postby Tom Nolette » Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:24 am

America East women’s tournament looking to build on last year’s success in Portland
Tournament officials are hoping to increase attendance in the two-day tournament on March 3 and 4.

...Attendance is one factor, as officials hope to increase the 4,684 who attended last year’s tournament. So is continued corporate support. Brian Corcoran, the CEO and founder of Shamrock Sports & Entertainment in Portland, announced that MaineHealth has joined Gorham Savings Back as a presenting partner for the event.

“A lot of it is predicated by the support of the business community,” said Corcoran, who worked with America East officials to bring the tournament to Portland. “We will continue to explore the future of this … It’s been a great start. I think we all learned we can enhance it.”

The University of Maine won two games at the CIA last year to advance to the America East women’s championship game, upsetting top-ranked New Hampshire 61-52 in the semifinals.

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Re: WBB: America East tournament set to return to Portland

Postby Tom Nolette » Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:51 pm

America East Women's Basketball Tournament in Portland Again
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