ORONO, Maine — Regardless of sophomore Denise Solis (Windsor, Conn.) and senior Linda Svenne’s (Riga, Latvia) good capturing from the road, the UMass Lowell ladies’s basketball crew (9-7, 8-5 AE) fell on the street to Maine (13-1, 10-1 AE) on Saturday afternoon at Memorial Gymnasium.
“Maine outplayed us in each side,” commented head coach Tom Garrick. “Getting outplayed generally occurs, however you possibly can’t get outworked. We’ll get again to the drafting board and see if we will right some technical issues for tomorrow. Largely, we have to compete higher.”
The River Hawks had been led by Solis who shot 4-for-4 from the free throw line en path to 12 factors. She was joined in double figures by classmate Jaliena Sanchez (Springfield, Mass.) with 10 factors. Senior Tiahna Sears (Bunbury, Australia) posted a team-high seven rebounds, whereas junior Kharis Idom (Orlando, Fla.) added two steals.
UMass Lowell gained the opening tip, leaping out to 4-2 lead with the assistance of back-to-back jumpers from Idom and sophomore Shamyjha Price (Pittsburgh, Pa.). Though, the River Hawk benefit was brief lived because the Black Bears used 15-straight over the following 5 minutes to seize the lead, 17-4. Battling again over the ultimate minutes, Sanchez would put up her first triple of the day adopted by a Solis set of free throws for a 5-0 spurt to finish the primary body, 22-9.
Solis continued her reign into the second, placing up the primary two baskets for the River Hawks. Nevertheless, Maine would counter with an 8-0 run to increase their lead, 30-13, by 6:46. UMass Lowell battled again within the waning minutes of the half although, as 4 completely different River Hawks took journeys to the road; Svenne, Sanchez, Sears and Idom, capturing 11-for-14 over the remaining 5 minutes to chop the distinction to only 39-26 on the half.
Popping out of halftime, the Black Bears outscored the River Hawks, 8-0, extending their margin to 47-26 by the eight-minute mark. Solis knocked down extra factors from the road to place her crew inside 21, 55-34, to shut out the third.
The Black Bears would take their largest lead of the day within the closing body, 77-42. Idom would tally the River Hawks closing three factors, however the Black Bears would safe the win in an 81-49 consequence.
UMass Lowell and Maine will shut out the weekend collection tomorrow, Sunday, February 7 with a 1 p.m. tip from Memorial Fitness center.