Friday's Game: Maine Maritime Academy (18-4, 10-1 NAC) at Thomas College (10-12, 8-3 NAC), 5:30 p.m., Larry Mahaney Gymnasium, Waterville, Maine.
Saturday's Game: Maine Maritime Academy vs. UMaine-Farmington (12-10, 9-2 NAC), 3:30 p.m., Smith Gymnasium, Castine, Maine.
Series Histories: The Mariners hold a 35-13 all-time advantage over the Terriers, including victories in the last 13 matchups. When playing at Thomas, the Mariners are 15-7 all-time.
Maine Maritime is 21-17 all-time against the Beavers, including wins in the last nine matchups. The Mariners hold a 13-8 edge when hosting the Beavers.
January 31, 2020: Maine Maritime Academy 66 – Thomas College 44
Maine Maritime Academy women's basketball picked up a 66-44 victory over Thomas College in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) action inside of Smith Gymnasium.
After a slow start for both teams in the first quarter, the Mariners used an eight-point run, highlighted by six points from Morgan Boudreau (Benton, Maine) to take a 16-9 advantage at 1:43 and carried a six point lead (19-13) into the second quarter.
The Mariners built on their lead in the second quarter, taking an 11-point edge with just under a minute to play in the half, but a basket by Thomas' Addie Brinkman cut the gap to nine, 38-29 entering intermission.
Boudreau led the Mariners with 11 points in the first half, while Brinkman and Malorie Weaver contributed 11 points each in the first half for the Terriers.
Maine Maritime held the Terriers to single-digits in the final two quarters to cruise to t victory.
Samantha Mason (Lamoine, Maine) led the Mariners with a game-high 16 points, five rebounds, two assists and two steals while Boudreau ended the evening with 14 points, one rebound and one steal, and Claire Felix (Mahopac, N.Y.) added 10 points, six rebounds, and an assist. Lauren Plissey (Hermon, Maine) pulled down a team-best 10 rebounds to go along with seven points, five blocks, an assist and a steal and Maureen Stanton (Abington, Mass.) chipped in with a team-high five assists, four rebounds and two steals.
Weaver led the Terriers with 13 points, four rebounds and an assist, while Brinkman added 11 points and 10 rebounds for the double-double, and also added three blocks an assist and a steal.
The Mariners shot 38.7 percent from the floor and 38.9 percent from three-point land, while the Terriers shot 29.5 percent overall and 33.3 percent beyond the arc. Maine Maritime held a 43-40 advantage in rebounds.
February 1, 2020: Maine Maritime Academy 53 – UMaine-Farmington 50
Maine Maritime Academy women's basketball edged UMaine-Farmington 53-50 in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) action inside of Dearborn Gymnasium.
The Mariners jumped out to a 4-0 lead early and led 11-7 at 6:02, but the Beavers went on an 6-1 run to lead 13-12 after the first quarter. The Beavers led for most of the second quarter, until a jumper from Samantha Mason gave the Mariners a 22-21 lead at halftime.
The Mariners began to pull away in the third, but the Beavers used a six-point run midway through the quarter to cut the Mariners' lead to one (31-30) at 3:32. The Mariners carried a 40-37 advantage into the final quarter, and hung on for the win.
Mason scored a team-high 13 points and added three rebounds to lead the Mariners, while Lauren Plissey notched a double-double with 12 points and a game-high 11 rebounds and added a block.
Alex Bessey and McKenna Brodeur led the Beavers with 13 points each, Bessey added four rebounds, two steals and an assist while Brodeur secured a double-double with a team-high 10 rebounds and chipped in with three assists and three blocks.
The Mariners shot 30.0 percent from the floor and 20.0 percent from behind the arc, while the Beavers shot 24.6 percent overall and 7.1 percent from three. The Mariners held a 50-43 advantage in rebounds.
Maine Maritime Academy's Last Game: Senior Melinda Ogden scored a career-high 33 points, tying the Maine Maritime women's basketball single-game record, to surpass 1,000 career points and lead the Mariners to a 69-38 victory over Northern Vermont University-Johnson on Sunday afternoon in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) action inside of Carter Gymnasium.
Ogden becomes just the ninth player in Maine Maritime Academy women's basketball history to reach the milestone.
The Mariners took a 15-10 lead after the first quarter and outscored the Badgers 21-8 in the second, to take a commanding 36-18 lead into halftime and never looked back.
Ogden led the Mariners with 33 points and three rebounds, while Lauren Plissey added a double-double with 15 points, 10 rebounds, an assist, a steal and a block.
Ellery Kiefer led the Badgers with 12 points, six rebounds, two assists and a steal.
The Mariners shot 40.0 percent overall and 36.8 percent from three-point land, while the Badgers shot 26.8 percent from the floor and 15.0 percent from beyond the arc. Maine Maritime held a 46-29 advantage in rebounds.
Thomas College's Last Game: The Thomas College women's basketball defeated UMaine-Presque Isle 69-60 on Saturday afternoon in a North Atlantic Conference (NAC) game at Larry Mahaney Gym.
Malorie Weaver topped all scorers with 22 points and added six rebounds for the Terriers. Addie Brinkman notched a doble-double, scoring 16 and pulling in a game-high 14 boards along with three steals. Karli Stubbs tacked on 12 points to round out the Thomas lineup.
The teams traded the lead through the opening frame, eventually taking a 12-12 tie into the second. Thomas distanced themselves over the next ten, outscoring UMPI 21-8 to take a 33-20 lead into the intermission.
The Terriers held that cushion through the third period, taking a 46-35 edge into the final stanza. The Owls were unable to string a run together in the fourth as Thomas took the 69-60 victory.
UMaine-Farmington's Last Game: SUNY Canton came out firing, especially in the second quarter, but the Beavers clawed their way back in the second half, edging out the Roos for a 58-54 victory.
McKenna Brodeur set the tone for the Beavers with her fifth double-double of the year. Brodeur dropped a game-high 16 points on 7-14 shooting, to go along with 11 rebounds.
Alex Bessey had the next highest point tally with 15 points. Bessey was a force on the defensive end as well with a game-high five steals and a game-high four blocks.
Page Brown finished with 11 points on 5-8 shooting for the Beavers. Brown's stat line also included five rebounds, an assist, a block, and a steal as well. The Beavers caused a lot of havoc for the Roos, racking up 20 total steals.
Autumn Watkins led the Roos with a game-high 20 points on 8-22 shooting. Watkins nearly had a double-double with nine rebounds, as well as two steals. Joie Culkin had 14 points on 5-10 shooting for SUNY Canton.
The Mariners: After 22 games the Mariners average 66.5 points, 42.8 rebounds, and 14.5 assists per game, while shooting 39.8 percent from the floor, 31.7 percent from three-point land and 65.5 percent from the line.
Melinda Ogden leads the Mariners with 14.5 points per game, while Lauren Plissey averages 11.5 points per game and leads the team with 8.3 rebounds, 2.0 blocks and 1.3 steals per game and Maureen Stanton leads the team with 3.5 assists per game.
The Terriers: After 22 games Thomas averages 56.1 points, 39.5 rebounds and 11.7 assists per game, while shooting 36.3 percent from the floor, 32.0 percent from three-point land and 66.1 percent from the line.
Kaylee Ravagli leads the Terriers with 12.8 points and 2.5 steals per game, while Malorie Weaver and Addie Brinkman both average 12.0 points per and Karli Stubbs averages 11.1 points per game. Brinkman leads the Terriers with 7.6 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game and Anna Piirainen leads the Terriers with 3.3 assists per game.
The Beavers: After 22 games the Beavers average 59.7 points, 39.6 rebounds and 11.5 assists per game, while shooting 34.6 percent from the floor, 25.5 percent from beyond the arc and 73.1 percent from the line.
McKenna Brodeur leads the Beavers with 12.7 points, 7.4 rebounds, 1.6 steals and 1.3 blocks per game, while Alex Bessey averages 11.4 points per game while leading the team with 2.2 assists per game.