UMaine women's basketball leading scorer, Blanca Millan, has been lost for the season after tearing her anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in her left knee. It happened during Friday's game vs Arizona State at the Gulf Coast Showcase Tournament in Florida.

UMaine officials released statements from Millan and coach Amy Vachon.

“Black Bear Nation, unfortunately I have some bad news I need to share with everyone,” Millan said. “During our game this past Friday against Arizona State, I injured my knee and the diagnosis is an ACL tear. This means I will be out for the rest of the season, but this is not the end of the world. I will be back stronger than ever and know that I will be cheering on my teammates from the sidelines as loud as always.”

“This is obviously a tough loss for our team and a difficult situation for Blanca,” head coach Amy Vachon said. “Since Blanca arrived at UMaine, she has been a superstar in everything she has done: in the classroom, on the court, and in the community. I have no doubt Blanca will attack this and return to the court as good as, if not better than, she was before. As our team continues to battle on the court without her, Blanca will undoubtedly provide leadership to our young players from the sideline.”

The 6-foot-1 senior from Spain won America East Conference Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year honors last season and in the Black Bears first six games this season led the team with 18.2 PPG and 6.3 RPG.

NOTE: The (2-5) Black Bears play their final game in the Florida tourney today vs Dayton at 11am.

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