Hartford Hawks Athletics – Women’s basketball heads to #1 Maine to start #AEPlayoffs

Hartford Hawks Athletics - Women's basketball heads to #1 Maine to start #AEPlayoffs

ORONO, Maine – The eighth seeded women’s basketball team from Hartford makes her first appearance in the America East playoffs since 2018-19 when she travels Saturday against top seeded Maine. Tipoff from The Pit in Memorial Gymnasium is scheduled for 1 p.m.

#8 HARTFORD HAWKS (4-25, 4-14 AE) vs. #1 MAINE BLACK BEARS (18-10, 15-3 AE)
LOCATION: The Memorial Gymnasium Pit (Orono, Maine)
DATE HOUR : Sunday March 5 (2 p.m.)
LOOK: ESPN+ | International component
LIVE STATS: Handgun Stats
PLAY NOTES: hartford | Maine
TWITTER: @HartfordWBB | #FlyHigh | #AEHoops


  • The Hawks are back in the America East Playoffs for the first time since the 2018-19 season
  • Hartford is 29-17 all-time in the Conference Championship
  • The Hawks have won five America East titles, the last in 2011


  • Second year Paula Maurina dropped a game-high 20 points as the Hawks fell, 56-46, to UMass Lowell in their regular-season finale on Monday
  • Maurina finished a perfect 10 for 10 from the free throw line
  • She has now scored over 20 points in her last three outings
  • Villalobos had nine rebounds, a team record
  • The Hawks shot 85.0% (17 of 20) from the free throw line
  • The 17 free throws made were the most for Hartford this season
  • UMass Lowell passed Hartford 30.8% (20 of 65) to 28.3% (13 of 46)


  • Maine won the America East playoff seed after finishing with a 15-3 record
  • The Black Bears ended their regular season by knocking out UMBC, 71-47, on Sunday
  • Maine is led by East America defensive player and player of the year, Anne Simon
  • Simon led the conference in scoring (16.3 ppg) and steals (2.9 spg)
  • She also finished with 4.9 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game.
  • Maeve Carroll and Alba Orois join Simon in double figures, averaging 10.8 points and 10.1 points per game, respectively
  • Second-team All-Conference selection, Carroll leads the league in rebounding, carrying 8.5 boards per game
  • Orois, who was named to the All-Conference Third Team, is the conference’s top point guard, leading the America East with 5.7 assists per game.


  • Hartford and Maine meet in the playoffs for the 11th time on Saturday
  • The playoff series is tied 5-5
  • The Black Bears beat the Hawks the last time they met in the playoffs, 68-48, in the 2019 America East Championship
  • Maine swept the regular season series against Hartford


  • Maurina earned second-team America East All-Conference honors on Thursday
  • She becomes the first Hawk to receive All-Conference Team recognition since teammate Carmen Vilallobos won All-Rookie Team accolades in 2020
  • Maurina also becomes the first Hawk to be named to the All-Conference Second Team since Jade Young in 2018-19.
  • A forward from Riga, Latvia, she leads the Hawks in scoring, averaging 13.2 points per game on a 49.2% clip.


  • The Hawks have appeared in two overtime games this season, emerging victorious each time
  • Hartford first beat Binghamton, 59-57, the Ja. 26
  • The Hawks emerged victorious in overtime against NJIT, 67-66, on Saturday


  • Ingram had a stellar game streak, leading the Hawks to back-to-back wins over UMBC and NJIT last week
  • She had a career-high 11 assists and eight points in the 74-71 win over the Retrievers.
  • Ingram followed that performance with an outstanding shooting effort at NJIT
  • She scored a career-high 23 points while grabbing six rebounds and adding four assists.
  • This season, Ingram is averaging 5.6 points and 2.8 assists per game


  • Farcy had a memorable game against Stony Brook on Saturday, delivering the top 10 assists of the season
  • Farcy became the first Hawk to total at least 10 assists in a single game since Deanna Mayza collected 12 cents against UMass Lowell in 2016
  • Jabria Ingram surpassed Farcy’s performance with 11 assists against UMBC on Wednesday
  • As a team, Hartford is sixth in the America East, delivering 11.0 assists per game


  • Streeter establishes himself as one of Hartford’s all-time three-point shooters
  • Sinking 77 triples in 2021-22, she is third in the Hawks record books for triples completed in a single season.
  • Lindsay Abed (’19) sits in the top spot after draining 96 threes in the 2018-19 campaign
  • His 41.8% mark from beyond the arc leads the Hawk’s all-time standings in single-season three-point percentage


  • After making 4.8 threes per game last season, Hartford has improved its three-point shooting dramatically in 2021-22
  • Hawks sink 6.1 three-pointers per game to rank second in America East
  • Hartford has also improved his shooting efficiency from three-point range, as he’s shooting 29.6 percent in 2021-22, up from 25.3 percent last season.


  • Streeter has been on fire from three-point field in 2021-22
  • After shooting 26.2% from three last season, the guard has significantly improved his accuracy from downtown
  • Streeter leads America East in three points per game (2.7) and ranks 27th in the nation
  • She also leads the conference in three-point field goal percentage (.418) and is in the national category


If the Hawks advance, they will travel to face the highest remaining seed in the semifinals. The semi-final is set for Tuesday, March 8.

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