UMiami used it’s size to score 44 points in the paint to Maine’s 16 as Maine settled for 3’s making 11 threes of 26 for 33 points to Miami’s 12 on threes on 4 for 18. Maine took 49% of their FGA’s on 26 of 53 and Miami took 18 of their 58 FGA’s as 3’s for 31.3%
UMiami took a quick 5-0 lead and lead by as much as 13, 26-13 late during the lst quarter. Maine rallied to tie the score at half-time 37 all.
Miami then raced out to a 15 point lead in the 3rd period by outscoring Maine 29-14 to lead 66-51.
Miami took a 20 point lead with under 7 minutes to go but Maine then rallied again to cut the lead to 8 in the fourth quarter, but Miami held on for their 4th win against 1 loss and Maine falls to 3-2 to win 80-70.
Miami had 3 players in double figures. Davenport lead the way for the Hurricanes with 20 points, Gray had 16 and Harris added 10.
For Maine Sophomores Blanca Millan had 21 and Julie Brousseau had 20 as the only Bears in double figures.
Miami went 27 of 58 from the floor for 46.1%, while Maine was 22-53 for 41.5%.
Maine had it’s best day from beyond the arc hitting 11 of 26 for 42.3% as Millan with 4 and Brosseau with 3 for 7 of Maine’s 11 3 pointers while Miami struggled on 4-18 for 24,8%
Miami’s outscoring Maine in the paint 44 to 16 was the major difference in the end results.
Both teams shot 71% from the line. Maine on 15-71 Miami 22-31.
Miami committed 16 turnovers while Maine had 23. Both teams scored 21 points of those turnovers.
Miami had 35 rebounds Maine 34.
Miami’s bench contributed 30 points Maine’s 23
Miami committed 19 personal fouls Maine 21
Maine’s next game is Sunday at 2:00pm against Kenneshaw State who lost to Maryland 89-35 and Miami meets Maryland right after the Maine-Kenneshaw game. Maine was scheduled to play Kenneshaw State regardless if they won or lost as this event is a Classic not a Tournament. But with both Maine and Kenneshaw State losing it makes for a consolation gaame followed by Maryland and Miami who were scheduled to meet win or lose meet in a winners game makes for a championship game..