Friday, January 20, 2012

Stop the bleeding

UMaine turned down an opportunity to apply a tourniquet to its three-game losing streak and, instead, opened the gash further with a double-digit loss to Hartford at the Pit Thursday night.

Once 8-5 overall and 2-0 in America East, the Black Bears have fallen to 8-9 and 2-4 and will likely spend the balance of the league season scrambling to avoid a sixth seed or worse for the conference tournament. Up next is first-place Stony Brook on Saturday.

Hartford, which went 0-12 during its non-conference slate, is now 4-14 overall, 4-2 in America East. The Hawks led by as many as 22 in the second half last night and were never threatened by the Black Bears.

Old nemesis Genesis Maciel once again torched the Black Bears.

The reserve forward dropped four 3-point bombs as the Hawks shot 51 percent from the floor.
Maciel came off the bench after a timeout late in last year's America East quarterfinal to hit the 3-pointer that lifted the sixth-seeded Hawks to the 66-63 upset of the third-seeded Black Bears.

No comments: