WBB: Sutton's Double-Double Leads Maine Past Vermont, 79-47

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WBB: Sutton's Double-Double Leads Maine Past Vermont, 79-47

Postby Tom Nolette » Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:39 am

FEBRUARY 22, 2018
WBB at University of Vermont
Burlington, VT
7:00 PM
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Re: WBB at Vermont Feb 22, 7 pm

Postby Tom Nolette » Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:50 am

Maine travels to Vermont for final regular season road contest

SCOUTING VERMONT:
The Catamounts enter play on a three-game losing skid after a 91-52 setback at Hartford on Saturday. Prior to the losing streak, Vermont reeled off wins against America East Preseason favorite New Hampshire and defending champions UAlbany. The Catamounts, who are 6-8 at home this season, are led by sophomore Hanna Crymble. Crymble checks in third in the league at 17.8 points per game 10th with 5.8 rebounds per game. Her 54.6 mark from the floor and 89.5 percent showing from the free throw stripe are each second best among league leaders. Senior Sydney Smith is adding double-figures at 11.3 points per game and ranks seventh in the league on the offensive boards (2.3). The Catamounts have struggled to find the hoop, ranking eighth in the league at 58.2 points per game and eighth from the floor (38.5). However, Vermont's 75.5 percent showing from the free throw line is tops in the league and 34th in the nation. Vermont, third in the conference in three-point makes (6.6), rank fourth in the America East on the boards (37.3).

A GLIMPSE INTO THE VERMONT SERIES:
Maine will meet its most familiar opponent as it will square off against Vermont for the 92nd time in history. The Black Bears currently hold a 57-34 advantage in the all-time series, having won nine of the last 10 meetings. In its last visit to Vermont a year ago, Maine had its three-game road win streak in the series snapped after dropping a 55-52 decision in Burlington. Since 1985, Maine is 15-14 all-time in Burlington. In an earlier meeting this season, Millan tallied a double-double (23 points/10 rebounds) to help lead the Black Bears to a 64-55 victory. Sutton added 15 points and five boards while Dor Saar chipped in 11 points. Maine turned the ball over just four times in the win while pulling down 35 boards, 19 of which came on the offensive end to help it to a 19-9 second chance point advantage.

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Re: WBB at Vermont Feb 22, 7 pm

Postby Tom Nolette » Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:51 am

Rested UMaine women’s basketball team set to contend for regular-season title

...UMaine and defending six-time tournament champion Albany are tied atop the standings with 11-3 conference records and Binghamton is right behind at 10-4.

As UMaine is playing at 5-9 Vermont on Thursday night, Binghamton hosts Albany.

“The little break has been nice,” said UMaine interim head coach Amy Vachon. “It has given us some time to refresh and it has given me time to reflect on how great the team has done. No one expected us to be on top of the conference (at this stage).

“It’s easy to get caught up in wins and losses but that’s not right. Our kids have done a great job executing,” added Vachon.

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Re: WBB at Vermont Feb 22, 7 pm

Postby mikegormanfan » Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:12 pm

TRAP GAME!
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Re: WBB at Vermont Feb 22, 7 pm

Postby fafan » Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:30 pm

mikegormanfan wrote:TRAP GAME!


Except for the fact a loss to Vermont would more than likely take us out of contention for regular league championship and we all know the importance of that and the ability to have homecourt for the league tournament championship game on 3/9. I expect us to go to Burlington and take care of business and then to Sunday and the biggest game of the year!!!
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Re: WBB at Vermont Feb 22, 7 pm

Postby MaineBBFan99 » Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:57 pm

Wow! Maine up 22 at half. Also, Binghamton up 17 at the half vs. Albany. If these results hold, Maine clinches a share of the regular season title. However, it does open the door to a scenario where Maine drops to as low as the 3-seed.
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Re: WBB at Vermont Feb 22, 7 pm

Postby fafan » Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:04 pm

Maine destroys the Catamounts 79-47 but some how Albany comes back to beat Binghamton 57-53. So that means it's Maine & Albany for the League Championship this Sunday at the Cross. Let's hope people come out for this one as it should be a war and also set's up the possibility of Maine hosting the right to go Dancing on 3/9 with a victory Sunday.
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Re: WBB at Vermont Feb 22, 7 pm

Postby Blind Zebra » Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:05 pm

Maine wins 79-47. Kat Williams scores the last basket for Maine and the bench explodes! Meanwhile, Albany comes from down 20 to beat Bingo by 4. So it all comes down to Sunday...win and Maine goes in as the 1 seed with a chance to host the championship game should they survive Portland.
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Re: WBB at Vermont Feb 22, 7 pm

Postby mikegormanfan » Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:37 pm

Called it! :)


Need a huge crowd on Sunday. Hopefully the cross can wake up. Maybe the average age of the crowd will be less than 72.5!
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Re: WBB at Vermont Feb 22, 7 pm

Postby mainah57 » Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:40 pm

Awesome win. The team really seemed to find their rhythm after struggling a bit in the past couple of games. Great performances by Sutton and Millan as per the usual, with solid contributions from many others as well (KJ has seriously come up BIG for us in many key games).

As others have mentioned, it really does seem like this team has great chemistry. Seeing how excited the bench was getting when folks like Fogarty & Williams were hitting shots at the end of the game was really fun to watch.

It was actually a very good thing for us that Albany won. Had Binghamton won (and even with Maine's win tonight), we could still have ended up dropping as low as the #3 seed. With tonight's events, Maine is guaranteed a 1 or 2 seed. In this conference, I really feel like there is a huge gap between the 1-6 teams and #7 (Vermont)... and then another big gap between Vermont and the #8/#9 seeds. While Binghamton winning tonight would have meant that we'd be guaranteed at least a share of the conference regular season championship (possibly a three-way split), I'd honestly rather have the guarantee of the 1 or 2 seed in the tournament, which we now have.

Now let's PACK the Cross Center on Sunday and bring home that regular season championship and #1 seed!!! :) :)

Regardless of how Sunday goes, this team does truly have a lot to be proud of - as the announcers mentioned multiple times, Maine has already far exceeded expectations (especially impressive given that we lost our top two scorers from last season!). This group of kids really does play like a team, and they've been a really fun group to watch.
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