CASTINE, Maine - Senior point guard Kalie Judd (Peabody, Mass.) stuffed the stat sheet scoring 12 points, grabbing six rebounds, dishing out four assists and collecting five steals Saturday afternoon, leading Plymouth State University to a 75-48 victory over Maine Maritime Academy en route to the Mariner Invitational Tournament Championship.
Judd (right) was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player while junior teammate Amanda Kania (Manchester, N.H./West) was also selected to the All-Tournament Team after posting a double-double. Rivier beat MMA 74-62 earlier in the day to go 1-1 in the tournament while MMA dropped both of their contests.
The Panthers jumped all over MMA, flying out to a 15-point lead early in the first half. The Lady Mariners weathered the storm and made a push of their own, cutting into the lead and trailed by just seven points (37-30) at the half. Plymouth State once again proved to be too much for MMA in the second half outscoring the home team 38-18 and running away with the 27-point win.
Kania finished with a team-high 19 points and 10 rebounds while sophomore Alicia Doucet (Manchester, N.H./Central) and senior Laura Kent (Bellingham, Mass.) each contributed nine points.
MMA (1-2), which was playing their second game of the day, was led by Amethyst Cousins (Bass Harbor, Maine) who scored 11 points and grabbed six rebounds. Casey McCloskey (Howland, Maine) and Alexis Bennett (Freedom, Maine) each had four assists, but 28 MMA turnovers hurt the home team.
Plymouth State, 3-0, returns home for its first home game of the year at Foley Gymnasium Tuesday evening at 5:30 p.m. against Castleton State College.
(Courtesy of Maine Maritime Sports Information)
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