CASTINE, Maine – Maine Maritime Academy's Melinda Ogden (Searsport, Maine) and Lauren Plissey (Hermon, Maine) have been named to the Maine Women's Basketball Coaches Association (MWBCA) Second Team All-State, while first-year teammate Maureen Stanton (Abington, Mass.) has been named to the MWBCA All-Rookie Team.
Ogden, a senior International Business & Logistics major, led the Mariners with 14.3 points per game during the regular season and averaged 14.4 points per game against conference opponents. Ogden led the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) in three-pointers made (77) and three-pointers per game (3.08). During the regular season Ogden became just the ninth player in program to surpass 1,000 career points, set a new single-game record for three-pointers in a game (9) and broke the career record for three-pointers made (246). Ogden averaged 41.6 percent from the floor, 38.1 percent from three-point land, and 75 percent from the line in all 25 games, while shooting 41.8 percent overall, 37.6 percent from three and 82.6 percent from the line in the Mariners' 14 conference games. Ogden scored in double-figures in 20 of the team's 25 games, including 10 of the team's 14 conference contests. On February 9, Ogden tied the Maine Maritime single-game record with a career-high 33 points against NVU-Johnson. Against conference opponents, Ogden averaged 4.1 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 1.1 assists per game.
Plissey, a sophomore Marine Biology major, had an impressive sophomore season for the Mariners, collecting three NAC Player of the Week honors throughout the regular season. The forward averaged 12.0 points per game across all 25 games, and 11.8 points per game against conference opponents. Against NAC opponents Plissey shot 56.1 percent from the floor in the team's 14 NAC contests, while shooting 56.8 percent overall. Plissey led the NAC and the Mariners with 9.9 rebounds per game in conference play, while also leading all NAC players with 7.3 defensive rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game. The two-time Maine Women's Basketball Coaches Association (MWBCA) Co-Player of the Week, also averaged 1.7 assists and 1.0 steals per game. During the regular season, Plissey scored in double-figures in 17 of the team's 25 games and notched eight double-doubles, including six in conference matchups.
Stanton, a freshman Power Engineering Technology major, made an immediate impact on the floor for the Mariners this season, appearing in all 25 regular season games and starting in 24. The guard averaged 5.4 points and 2.5 rebounds during the regular season, while leading the Mariners with 3.4 assists per game. Stanton earned both NAC Rookie of the Week and MWBCA Rookie of the Week honors this season.
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