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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

PLAYOFF HISTORY

  • 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

LAST TIME OUT

  • 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 SCOUTING

  • 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.

IN THE SERIES

  • 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

FEES FOR ALL CONFERENCES

  • 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.

DOING OVERTIME

  • 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

JABRIA THE GENERAL

  • 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

LEAVING TITHES

  • 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

CLIMBING THE RANKINGS

  • 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

THREE DOT DISPLAY SHOOTERS

  • 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 FOR THREE

  • 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 21.st in the national category

NEXT ON PRESS

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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