CASTINE, Maine — The Maine Maritime Academy Mariners rolled to a 23-point halftime lead en route to an 88-31 women’s basketball victory over the UMaine-Machias Clippers Tuesday night.
Maggie McConkey and Rachael Redles each scored eight first-half points to spark the Mariners (2-4).
Mary Badeen paced the Mariners as she finished with 24 points, 10 rebounds, seven steals and six assists. Mackenzie Vosburgh chipped in with 15 points, eight rebounds and four assists. McConkey and Redles finished with 14 points each. McConkey also grabbed 10 rebounds. Kristi Willey added 12 rebounds and five assists.
Ami Carver led the Clippers (1-8) with eight points and five rebounds while Taylor Cushing added six points and eight rebounds.
At Gorham, all 11 players who entered the game scored as the University of Southern Maine used a balanced team effort to rout Salem State.
The win is the second straight and the third in the last four games for the Huskies who improve to 5-3 overall. Salem State drops to 2-4.
USM senior Rebecca Knight led all scorers with 13 points, adding nine rebounds and three assists. Junior Megan Pelletier added 11 points, seven boards, three steals and a blocked shots. Freshman Kate Lipka had a career-high nine points in a strong 4-for-4 performance off of the bench. Seniors Stephanie Gallagher and Taylor Flood each added eight points and freshman Miranda Nicely added eight points, nine rebounds and four steals – all career-high totals – off of the bench.
Salem State senior Rachael Carter led the Vikings with a 12-point, 16-rebound effort. She added three assists and four steals while playing all 40 minutes.
At Brunswick, Keegan Pieri scored a career-high 27 points to lead Bowdoin by Maine Maritime Academy.
The Polar Bears snap a three-game losing skid and improve to 5-3. The Mariners fall to 1-6.
Bowdoin never trailed, jumping to a 9-2 lead in the opening minutes. Maine Maritime stayed within shouting distance, cutting the Bowdoin lead to 15-10 following a 3-pointer by Zachary Radcliffe midway through the period. Bowdoin answered with a 14-2 run, capped by a Jake Donnelly 3-pointer, to extend its lead to 29-12.
The Polar Bears carried a 36-15 lead into the second half and the Mariners could get no closer than 13 points over the final 20 minutes as Bowdoin cruised to the 22-point victory.
Pieri added 10 rebounds to go with his 27 points on 9 for 15 shooting from the field. John Swords also had a double-double with 12 points and 11 boards for the Polar Bears while Liam Farley scored a career-high 12 points off the bench for Bowdoin. Nick Holt was the lone Mariner in double figures with 15 points, scored entirely on five three-pointers.