CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The Maine women's basketball team hit on 11-of-21 3-point attempts to pick up its first win of the season, upsetting UNLV (who was picked third in the Mountain West), 74-67, Saturday afternoon in the first round of the Subway Classic.
The Black Bears were one of three America East teams to win Saturday, along with New Hampshire and Vermont. The Wildcats went on the road to beat Holy Cross, 68-65, and Vermont came from behind to beat Brown, 66-56. UMBC was defeated by local rival Loyola, 68-55.
Maine shot 51% from 3-point range, hitting 11 3’s to beat UNLV, 74-67, in the 1st round of the Subway Classic on Saturday. The Lady Rebels were picked 3rd in the conference. Ashleigh Roberts led Maine with 16 points and nine rebounds while Liz Wood hit 4-of-5 from downtown. After leading by 4 at halftime, the Black Bears extended the elad to double digits with a 12-6 run at the under 12 media timeout. Maine led by as many as 13.
Cari Reed hit a 3-pointer with 3 seconds left in regulation to lift New Hampshire to a 68-65 win over Holy Cross. The Crusaders were picked third in the Patriot League. Reed led the Wildcats with 18 points and 12 rebounds. Morgan Frame added 17 points on 7-of-10 shooting from the floor.
Vermont erased a 13-point first half deficit to beat Brown, 66-56, on Saturday and improve to 2-0 at home. Niki Taylor and Lauren Buschmann combined for 27 points and 18 rebounds. An 11-4 Catamount run capped by a 3 from Tierra Shumpert staked UVM to a 51-44 lead with 7:13 remaining and never trailed again.
Five teams take the court on Sunday afternoon. Hartford hosts Richmond at 2 p.m., with the other four teams on the road. Maine takes on Minnesota in the final of the Subway Classic at 1 p.m. CT. Also is action is Albany at Western Michigan at 2 p.m., Stony Brook at Morgan State at 2 p.m., and Binghamton at Austin Peay at 3 p.m.
at Vermont 66, Brown 56
New Hampshire 68, at Holy Cross 65
Loyola 68, at UMBC 55
Maine 74, UNLV 67