Tuesday, 30 January 2018 21:39

Maine women's basketball thriving on defense

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ORONO -  The most overused sports cliche of all-time...defense wins championships. 

 

But it rings true for Maine women's basketball as it has been playing champion caliber basketball of late, thanks to its defense.

 

Maine is holding its opponents to 45 points per game during its four game win streak and is outscoring them by an average of 17 points per game.

 

The Black Bears dominance on defense has been spearheaded by its guard play as Tanesha Sutton and Blanca Millan have been active causing turnovers in the front court. The Black Bears have ratcheted up their "D" of late but it's always been a consistent part of their identity.

 

"It doesn't change night in we just go out there and play intensified defense. Every time we have practice we break down drills just to work on little things in defense and i think it shows a lot in our games," Sutton said. 

Andrew Badillo

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Andrew Badillo joined the ABC 7 and FOX 22 sports team in August 2017.

Before ABC 7 and FOX 22, Andrew graduated from Quinnipiac University with a degree in broadcast journalism. At Quinnipiac, Andrew was a member of the school's student-run television station, Q30 Television, where he served as its general manager, vice president, sports anchor and reporter. He gained experience covering Quinnipiac Athletics and was recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists and College Media Association for his work.

In addition to his experience at Q30, Andrew also gained professional experience at MLB Network and News 12 Connecticut.

Originally from Orangeburg, New York, Andrew is excited to get his career started in Bangor. He is especially eager to get to know the great local sports community in the North Region.

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