Women's Hoops Action Heats Up With Three Games Wednesday Night
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - With just five playing dates left in the season, the battle for positioning in the 2013 America East women’s basketball championship heats up with three games on Wednesday, including a rare 1 p.m. tip.
UMBC (9-16, 5-7) and Stony Brook (13-13, 5-8) get things started at 1 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon in a contest that will be available regionally on Cablevision. Both teams have five wins in conference as four teams continue to battle for the No. 3 seed in the championship. The Seawolves are a half game behind the Retrievers entering the contest. UMBC won the first meeting between the two schools, 70-59.
Hartford (17-9, 8-5) can clinch the No. 2 seed in the America East Championship with a win and losses by both UMBC and Vermont on Wednesday. The Hawks pay a visit to New Hampshire (9-15, 4-8), where the Wildcats are 6-3 at Lundholm Gymnasium this season. Hartford’s Amber Bepko has been on fire of the last three games, registering games of 20, 21 and 16 points.
Vermont (8-17, 5-7) rounds out the schedule with a trip to Maine (3-22, 2-10). The Catamounts defeated the Black Bears 61-53 at Patrick Gym earlier this season, but will need to deal with standout freshman Liz Wood, who is a six-time America East Rookie of the Week honoree.