For the 7th consecutive year, the University of Maine Women's Basketball Team will play for the America East Championship after beating the New Jersey Institute of Technology 72-48 on Tuesday night, at The Pit on the University of Maine.

The Black Bears jumped out to a 21-8 lead in the 1st Quarter and led 36-24 at the end of the 1st Half. Maine led 50-36 at the end of the 3rd Quarter.

Maine had 4 players in double figures. Alba Orois had a game-high 20 points. Maeve Carroll finished with 16 points, while Caroline Bornemann had 12 points and Anne Simon had 11 points. Carroll ended with a double-double as she ripped down 10 rebounds in the game.

Maine shot a sizzling 46.0 percent from thee field, going 29-63. They were 7-20 from beyond the 3-point arc, (35.0%) and were 7-8 from the free throw line.

NJIT was led by Kimi Evans with 12 points, while Kenna Squier finished with 10 points. They shot 46.5 percent from the field, going 20-43. They were 6-12 from beyond the 3-point arc and 2-4 from the free throw line.

The Black Bears have now won 14 games in a row. They are 20-10 overall and 15-3 in America East. They will play the University at Albany Great Danes for the America East Championship on Friday night, March 11th. Tip-off is at 5 p.m. and the game will be played at The Pit on the UMaine Campus. If you can't be there to root on the Black Bears, you can listen to Don Shields call of the game on 92.9 The Ticket, with the pregame starting at 4:30 p.m.

NJIT's season comes to an end with a 15-15 overall record and a 9-8 America East record.

Thanks to Walter Churchill for the photos.

UMaine - NJIT America East Semifinals

The UMaine Black Bears took on the New Jersey Institute of Technology in the America East Semifinals on Tuesday, March 8th at The Pit on the University of Maine Campus