CASTINE — The Maine Maritime Women’s Basketball team got past Johnson State 61-49 in a North Atlantic Conference game Saturday at Margaret Smith Chase Gymnasium. The Lady Mariners got scoring from 12 different players en route to their fifth NAC win of the year.
The Lady Mariners had a 17-point lead at the half, limiting the Badgers to 15 points and only seven field goals. Johnson State responded in the second half out scoring the Lady Mariners 34-29 and shot 47% from the floor but could not overcome a 55-21 disparity on the boards.
MMA improves to 10-8 overall and moves to 5-2 in the NAC while the Badgers slip to 6-12 overall and 3-4 in the NAC.
Amethyst Cousins led the Lady Mariners with 14 points while collecting nine rebounds and three assists. Maggie Smith (Bath) scored eight points while Sam Goda (Eliot) chipped in seven points for MMA. Jessica Stahl (Bowdoin) played great defense while grabbing a career high 12 rebounds.
Claudia Martineau (Washington, VT) led the Badgers with 12 points and grabbed nine rebounds and two steals while Kristine Tatro (Eden, VT) also scored 12 points and snatched five rebounds. Jennifer Ferrari (Westfield, MA) added seven points and Chantelle Locke (Waterville, VT) chipped in six points.