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.