Maine`s oldest women`s basketball team

Posted by: MBR on Wed Nov 24th, 2021 5:46 am

Maine`s oldest women’s basketball team

Posted by: MBR on Wed Nov 24th, 2021 5:48 am

"A core group of Pioneers started playing together some 20 years ago, in the 50-and-up bracket, and the name has followed them up the ladder since it was coined in 1999. Coach Elizabeth “Biz” Houghton has been with the team for the last decade. A commanding 6’2″ center for Cape Elizabeth at the turn of the ’80s, Houghton played for Boston College, then professionally in Ireland, and she was inducted last year into the Maine Basketball Hall of Fame. “The dedication of this team is what I love most about them,” the 59-year-old says. “Their lives are busy, but they are here 99 percent of the time, not only because of their passion for basketball but also their passion for being together, for being there for one another."