Badgers fall short against Mariners


Maine Maritime Academy Women’s Basketball defeated Johnson State College on Friday, Feb. 13, 52-48. With the loss, Johnson slides to 6-15 overall and 6-9 in the conference.

Both teams came out slow to start the opening stanza only scoring a combined 31 points in the first fifteen minutes of play. The teams traded leads twice and knotted things up four separate times before the conclusion of the first half which saw the visitors and hosts tied 21-21.

Maine Maritime came out fast in the second half, scoring nine unanswered points to build a 30-21 lead until a

Sarah Voorhis lay-up halted MMA. Johnson worked to close the gap tying things up 46-46 with seconds to go, but the Badgers were unable to overcome the Mariners seeing the visitors squeak by, 52-48 in the final seconds of the game.

Maggie McConkey led the Mariners with a game-high 16 points followed by her teammate Kristi Willey who put up 15. The Mariners shot 30.8 percent on the evening as compared to Johnson which shot 30.6 percent.

Dom Carter-Stanley and Brittany Robertson each tallied 10 points in the Badgers’ losing effort.

Johnson will host Husson University for a 2:00pm tip off in the second of two NAC matches on the weekend.