Monday, 05 February 2018 22:31

Maine women's basketball narrowly escapes Hartford, two collect honors

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BANGOR - Most teams that turn the ball over 28 times in one game don't end up winning, but most teams don't have the versatility of Maine women's basketball.

 

The Black Bears rebounded from a 19-0 Hartford run in the first half, using the shooting of sophomores Blanca Millan and Julie Brosseau to down the Hawks 59-56 in Bangor. Maine now moves into a virtual tie for first place in America East with rival Albany.

 

Earlier in the day, Millan and freshman guard Dor Saar were named America East Player of the Week and Rookie of the Week for the second time each respectively. Millan has now scored in double-digits in 23 straight games.

 

 

Jon Alba

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Jon Alba joined ABC 7 and FOX 22 in September of 2015 to serve as sports director and anchor. He is a graduate of Quinnipiac University, where he served as general manager of the school's television station Q30 Television for two years.

During his tenure, Q30 was named "College Television Station of the Year" by the College Media Association in 2014, and picked up additional national award recognition as well. Jon has been acknowledged by the Society of Professional Journalists for his commitment to sports journalism, including his investigative work while covering Quinnipiac Athletics.

Prior to moving to Maine, Jon was a lifelong resident of New Jersey. There, he formed a passion for covering sports, knowing since age 5 he wanted to tell stories for a living.

In the past, Jon has worked at MLB Network, alongside MLB Advanced Media. Additionally, his work has been featured on AOL Sports. He can be contacted at [email protected] or on Twitter @JonAlba.