The University of Maine Women's Basketball Team opened the America East playoffs with a 63-49 win over Hartford on Saturday afternoon March 5th at The Pit on the campus of the University of Maine.

Maine led 15-12 at the end of the 1st Quarter and 29-26 at the end of the 1st Half. The Black Bears led 49-43 at the end of the 3rd Quarter.

Maine had 3 players in double-figures. Caroline Bornemann led the way with 21 points. Anne Simon had a double-double with 17 points and ripped down 12 rebounds. Maeve Carroll had 14 points.

The Black Bears shot an impressive 42.1 percent from the field and were 4-21 from beyond the 3-point arc. They were 11-13 from the free throw line.

Hartford was led by Carmen Villalobos with 13 points while Paula Maurina had 10 points. The Hawks shot 38.3 percent from the field, and were 6-14 from beyond the 3-pint arc and were 7-8 from the free throw line.

UMaine is now 19-10 overall and 15-3 in America East. They will play NJIT in the America East Semifinals on Tuesday, March 8th. The game tips-off at 7 p.m. and will be played at The Pit in the Memorial Gymnasium. If you can't make it to the game, you can listen to Don Shield's call of the game on 92.9 The Ticket, with the pregame beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Hartford's season comes to an end with a 4-26 overall record and 4-14 in America East.

Thanks to Walter Churchill for the photos!

UMaine-Hartford Amercia East Quarterfinals

The UMaine Black Bears played host to Hartford in the America East Quarterfinals on Saturday, March 5th at The Pit on the UMaine Campus in Orono