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Spinners’ funk continues in Friday shutout against West Virginia

Spinners continue to struggle in July. (Photo/Chris Tran/Mill City Sports)LOWELL, Mass. — As hot as the Lowell Spinners offense over the first few weeks of the season, it’s been a rough go since the calendar turned to July. The Spinners lost for the sixth time in nine July games on Friday night as the West Virginia Black Bears surrendered just three hits and took a three-game...
Via Mill City Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Basabe, Cosart push Spinners to win over Black Bears

Spinners top Black Bears with help from Basabe. (Photo/Chris Tran/Mill City Sports)LOWELL, Mass. — The Lowell Spinners have struggled out of the gate in July, but get a huge win over the West Virginia Black Bears with help from Luis Alexander Basabe at LeLacheur Park. Basabe repeated what he did on the road against the Vermont Lake Monsters on June 30, hitting a home run from...
Via Mill City Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Live Blog: Lowell Spinners vs. West Virginia Black Bears

The Lowell Spinners return from their four-game road trip against the Connecticut Tigers and Tri-City ValleyCats to face the West Virginia Black Bears for three games and the Mahoning Valley Scrappers for three. After starting the season winning 9-of-10, the Spinners have started July only 2-4. In June, Lowell was an even ball club with a .275 batting average and 2.71 ERA. Since...
Via Mill City Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Conaway, Noe help produce big road win for Silver Knights

Nashua Silver Knights. (Photo/Nashua Silver Knights)LYNN, Mass. — On Saturday night, Clay Conaway (Maine) set the tone in a big way for the Nashua Silver Knights and his offense did the rest. Eight hits were all the Black Bears’ rising sophomore would need as he allowed just two hits and was charged for one run while striking out four in what was eventually a 4-3 win over the...
Via Mill City Sports
June 20, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 America East Championship: No. 1 seed Stony Brook enters as team to beat again

Stony Brook enters as No. 1 seed in America East Championship. (Photo/Justin Soderberg/Mill City Sports)LOWELL, Mass. — The road to the College World Series makes a pit stop in Lowell for the third straight season as the America East Conference will crown its champion this week at LeLacheur Park. Stony Brook, UMBC, Maine and Hartford make up this year’s Championship field, descending...
Via Mill City Sports
May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

West Virginia Black Bears unveil new uniforms

The West Virginia Black Bears, the Class-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates recently unveiled their new uniforms for the 2015 season. Have a look:
Via Fox Sports
May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins Answer Questions From Maine Junior Black Bears For Peewee Saturday (Video)

Ever wonder what Torey Krug’s favorite song is? What about Dougie Hamilton’s pregame ritual? The Boston Bruins answered those questions and more for the Maine Junior Black Bears during Peewee Saturday on NESN. Krug revealed that his favorite song is Zac Brown Band’s “Sweet Annie,” while fellow Bruins defenseman Hamilton likes to relax, load...
Via NESN.com
March 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Hockey East Roundup: Vermont Dispatches Maine 3-2 In OT, Takes Series

The Hockey East tournament already has been filled with plenty of drama and plenty of extra time. And that was just the opening round. No. 7 seed Vermont (20-13-4) wrapped up an exciting start to the playoff tourney Sunday, needing more than 16 minutes of overtime to earn a 3-2 win over No. 10 seed Maine (14-22-3) and take the three-game series. After...
Via NESN.com
March 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Top-seeded Albany downs Maine 83-66 in A-East tournament

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Evan Singletary scored 19 points, 14 in the first half, and top-seeded Albany beat No. 8 seed Maine 83-66 in the quarterfinals of the America East tournament on Wednesday. Albany jumped out to a 26-9 lead, with 14 points by Singletary on 3-of-4 shooting from distance, and led 46-25 at the break. The Black Bears led by as many as 26 points in the second half. Sam...
Via AP on Fox
March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Hartford hangs on to edge Maine 63-60

BANGOR, Maine (AP) John Carroll scored 12 of his 15 points in the second half to lift Hartford to a 63-60 win over Maine on Wednesday night. Trailing by five at halftime, Hartford (14-14, 7-8 America East) took lead for good with 5-0 spurt capped by Carroll's basket to make it 46-43 with 7:25 to go and then hung on down the stretch. Kevin Little cut the gap to 60-59 with 10 second...
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February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

UMBC outlasts Maine, 73-66

BALTIMORE (AP) Cody Joyce led five scorers in double figures with 16 points on 6 of 10 shooting as UMBC won a close game on Saturday over Maine, 73-66. Will Darley finished with 15 points, seven rebounds, and six assists and Malcolm Brent added 15 points for UMBC (4-23, 2-12 America East Conference), which snapped a seven game losing streak. The Retrievers have just two conference...
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February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Crawford scores 35 as UMass-Lowell tops Maine, 82-71

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) Lance Crawford scored a career-high 35 points and UMass-Lowell pulled away from Maine in the second half to post an 82-71 win Wednesday night. The freshman, whose previous high was 18 points, was 11-of-18 shooting from the field, including 5 of 8 from beyond the arc. Crawford opened the game by burying a 3-pointer and had five points in just the first minute of...
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February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Little scores 21 as Maine defeats Binghamton 67-64

ORONO, Maine (AP) Kevin Little knocked down a 3-pointer with 41 seconds remaining to give Maine a four-point cushion, and the Black Bears made 6 of 6 foul shots in the final seconds to fend off a persistent Binghamton team 67-64 on Saturday. Little, in his second game back after sitting one out for personal reasons, scored 21 points with three 3-pointers. Maine (3-21, 2-9 America...
Via AP on Fox
February 07, 2015  |  Discuss

UConn G Rob Nichols Named Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week

UConn G Rob Nichols (31) does a split to make the save the stuff in attempt by Maine F Will Merchant (28) in the third period at the XL Center in Hartford, CT. From UConn: STORRS, Conn. – UConn sophomore Rob Nichols (Dallas, Texas) was named the Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week on Monday after guiding the Huskies to a win and tie this past weekend with the Maine Black...
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February 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Photos-MHOC: UConn Huskies vs Maine Black Bears – 2/1/15

Here are photos from the UConn men’s hockey game versus the Maine Black Bears at the XL Center in Hartford, CT on February 1, 2015. The UConn Huskies and Maine tied 2-2. To see full size picture or slide show, please click on image(mobile/tablet users: to scroll through photos, you can swipe left or right; to remove caption, tap photo.) ...
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February 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Singletary scores 21 points to help Albany beat Maine 77-59

BANGOR, Maine (AP) Evan Singletary matched his season-high with 21 points and seven assists to help Albany beat Maine 77-59 on Saturday for its ninth straight win. Albany (14-7, 9-0 American East) has won 12 of its past 13 games and holds a two-game lead over Vermont (12-10, 7-2) for first place in the conference. Singletary hit four 3-pointers and finished 8 of 16 from the floor...
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January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Little scores 25; Maine beats Hartford 70-61

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) Kevin Little scored 25 points and hit a key 3-pointer down the stretch to help Maine pull away and beat Hartford 70-61 on Sunday, snapping the Black Bears' 13-game losing streak. Zarko Valjarevic made a 3 to give Maine a 56-53 lead. Taylor Dyson scored to pull Hartford within one point before Little answered with a trey, sparking a 14-6 surge to seal it...
Via AP on Fox
January 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Live Blog: UMass Lowell vs. Providence College

UMass Lowell returns to the Tsongas with new jerseys. (Photo/John Corneau/Mill City Sports)Last weekend, the UMass Lowell River Hawks had an up and down weekend. The first shutout the Maine Black Bears on Friday night and then lose in overtime to the Boston University Terriers on Sunday afternoon. Both on the road. Now the River Hawks return home for the first time in six weeks to...
Via Mill City Sports
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Game Preview: UMass Lowell vs. Providence College

Last weekend, the UMass Lowell River Hawks had an up and down weekend. The first shutout the Maine Black Bears on Friday night and then lose in overtime to the Boston University Terriers on Sunday afternoon. Both on the road. Now the River Hawks return home for the first time in six weeks to face the Providence College Friars at the Tsongas Center in Lowell, Massachusetts on Friday...
Via Mill City Sports
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

NJIT pulls away in final minutes to beat Maine 65-55

BANGOR, Maine (AP) Damon Lynn scored 27 points and N.J.I.T. pulled away in the closing minutes on Monday for a 65-55 win and a season sweep of Maine. The Highlanders (11-10), who beat the Black Bears (1-17) 90-86 in the second game of the season, got five points from Lynn and Rob Ukawuba in a 12-0 run for a 51-45 lead with 4:19 to go. Maine was within five until Lynn and Winfield...
Via AP on Fox
January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Game Preview: UMass Lowell at Boston University

The UMass Lowell River Hawks bounced back from a shutout loss to the UConn Huskies last weekend to shutout the Maine Black Bears on Friday night in Maine, 2-0. Now the River Hawks will look to keep things going against the Boston University Terriers on Sunday. This is the first meeting of the 2014-15 season for these two teams, but both sit at the top of the Hockey East standings...
Via Mill City Sports
January 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Stony Brook dominates Maine 82-39

BANGOR, Maine (AP) Carson Puriefoy scored 18 points, Roland Nyama added 12 with five steals and Stony Brook raced past Maine 82-39 on Saturday. The Seawolves (12-7, 3-1 American East) shot a scorching 59.6 percent from the field, made 10 3-pointers and scored 38 points in the paint. Jameel Warney chipped in 14 points on 7-of-9 shooting and Rayshaun McGrew had six with 10 rebounds...
Via AP on Fox
January 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Adam Chapie, Kevin Boyle lead UMass Lowell past Maine

UMass Lowell’s Chapie scores twice in win. (Photo/John Corneau/Mill City Sports)ORONO, Maine – The UMass Lowell River Hawks bounce back from a shutout loss to the UConn Huskies with a shutout win of their own over the University of Maine Black Bears on Friday night, 2-0. UMass Lowell does their best work when scoring first and working with the lead early in the game. The River...
Via Mill City Sports
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Game Preview: UMass Lowell at Maine

The UMass Lowell River Hawks are coming off their first Hockey East conference loss this season against the UConn Huskies in Connecticut last weekend. The River Hawks were the last time to lose a conference game. Now the River Hawks will look to rebound against the University of Maine Black Bears on Friday. In their last meeting, the River Hawks topped the Black Bears in a tight...
Via Mill City Sports
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

UMass-Lowell edges past Maine 62-59 in America East play

BANGOR, Maine (AP) Jahad Thomas made a pair of free throws with nine seconds left to preserve a narrow come-from-behind victory as UMass-Lowell edged Maine 62-59 Tuesday night. Thomas scored 15 points with eight rebounds, seven assists and five steals in the victory - UMass-Lowell's seventh decided by 10 points or fewer and its sixth second-half comeback. Chad Holley scored 14 and...
Via AP on Fox
January 13, 2015  |  Discuss
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