CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - America East teams
begin the second half of the conference schedule on Saturday, highlighted by a
battle between Hartford and Boston U. on NESN at noon.
(17-4, 7-1) defeated Hartford (14-7, 5-3) in the first meeting this season back
on Jan. 5, 45-39. Rashidat Agboola had 26 points in the contest to pace Boston
U. while Nikkia Smith had 16 points and nine rebounds for Hartford. The
Terriers trail first-place Albany by one game in the standings and will be
giving away jerseys to the first 500 fans who attend the game.
Also tipping at noon, UMBC (6-15, 2-6) travels
to Maine (2-19, 1-9). The Retrievers had to stave off a late comeback from the
Black Bears last time the teams met, holding on for a 54-50 win thanks to a
pair of Raven Harris free throws with four seconds left. Bria White led UMBC
with 15 points in that game, while Courtney Anderson led Maine with 17 points.
(11-10, 3-5) hosts its annual Play 4Kay game at 2 p.m. against New Hampshire
(8-12, 3-5) in an important game for seeding in the America East Championship.
The Seawolves won in Durham for the first time since 2007 in the first meeting
this season, grinding out a 48-44 win. Chikilra Goodman had 18 points and seven
rebounds for Stony Brook while Kelsey Hogan led New Hampshire with 12 points.
(17-3, 8-0) hosts SUNY rival Binghamton (4-17, 3-5) to round out the Saturday
schedule for the Great Danes annual Big Purple Growl. The Great Danes defeated the Bearcats 72-47 in
Vestal earlier this season behind 18 points from freshman Shereesha Richards
who was 8-of-10 from the field in the game.