SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine—The Southern Maine Community College (SMCC) women's basketball team narrowly defeated the Moose from the University of Maine at Augusta (UMA) 74-69 in a Yankee Small College Conference (YSCC) contest on Wednesday, Jan. 23.
The SeaWolves were able to outscore or match their opponent in each quarter and pull down seven more rebounds to account for 15 second chance points. UMA capitalized on near twice as many points off turnovers than the home team to help themselves to a three-point lead in the fourth quarter.
Junior captain Emily Hogan (Jay, Maine) nailed a three-pointer to even the score at 58-58 with 7:03 remaining in regulation. In the next two trips down, sophomore Amanda Brett (Portland, Maine) connected for another three and junior captain Adrianna White (Lisbon, Maine) finished an and-one to help her team to a 9-0 swing. SMCC clung to its lead answering buckets for the remainder to finish ahead by a five point spread.
Brett used a season-high 26 shot attempts to carry the load with a 31-point performance. In the two-game season set against the Moose, Brett totaled 61 points on 47.8 percent from the field, and 22 rebounds.
Sophomore captain Abigail Ramirez (Methuen, Mass.) dropped 18 points on an efficient 6-9 shooting—adding seven rebounds and three assists.
Three scored in double digits for the Moose led by Sidney Moore's 16 in all 40 minutes of action.
SMCC improves to 14-2 overall, and gets to double digit conference wins at 10-1. UMA dips to 7-12 overall, and 5-6 in YSCC play.
The SeaWolves are back in action on Friday, Jan. 25 when they host the Black Sheep from Hampshire College in another YSCC at The HUB. Tip time is 5 p.m. WATCH.