AUBURN, Maine—The Southern Maine Community College (SMCC) women’s basketball team picked up two wins at the annual Can-Am Tournament hosted by Central Maine Community College on Saturday, Oct. 27-Sunday, Oct. 28.
Saturday, Oct. 27
W, 79-65 vs. St. Lawrence- Champlain
The SeaWolves found themselves down three points when the horn sounded to end the first quarter, but outscored the opposition 44-29 in the second and third. SMCC limited the Lions to 13 fourth quarter points to avoid any notion of a comeback by the team from Canada.
Sophomore Amanda Brett (Portland, Maine) started her season with a bang totaling 28 points on an extremely effective 13-15 from the field in 32 minutes of work. Junior Nyakuoth Mach (Des Moines, Iowa) scored 18 in her SeaWolf debut and sophomore captain Abigail Ramirez (Methuen, Mass.) picked up where she left off a season ago recording another double-double at 12 points and 11 rebounds—also contributing six assists and six steals.
For the Lions it was Ariane Dore who scored a team-high 22 points and recorded seven steals.
Sunday, Oct. 28
W, 70-55 vs. University of New Brunswick Saint John
Again, SMCC was slow to start and trailed 16-18 after 10 minutes of action. The SeaWolves would go on to score 18 points in each of the next three quarters and outscore St. John by 17.
For the second straight day, Brett led all scorers with 29 points—amassing 14 in the third quarter. The talented forward added 12 rebounds in a winning effort. Teammate Mach had 15 from 4-10 shooting.
Saint John’s Autumn DeMerchant led her team with 13 points and three steals.
SMCC improves to 2-0 on the season and will scrimmage Thomas College on Thursday, Nov. 1 before hosting the Naval Preparatory Academy on Saturday, Nov. 3 at 1 p.m. LIVE STATS.