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Maine women's basketball falls to Texas 83-54 in the NCAA Tournament

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Maine women's basketball falls to Texas 83-54 in the NCAA Tournament

AUSTIN, Texas - It was apparent right from the opening tip, No. 15 Maine was going to have to play lights out if it wanted to upset No. 2 Texas in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

Ice cold shooting and Texas' athleticism proved to be too much for Maine as it fell to the Longhorns 83-54 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

 

Tanesha Sutton led the way for Maine with 16 points. The Black Bears end their historical season at 23-10.

 

"I'm really proud of them, proud of our season. Not the way we wanted to end it, but I'd take these 13 kids any day and so really just proud of how hard they compete and how much they grew this year," head coach Amy Vachon said after the game.

 

"Any player growing up this is the kinda stage you want to play on. So to be able to represent my home state at this kind of game is really kind of surreal it's hard to put into words so i'm really thankful," guard Parise Rossignol said.

 

 

 

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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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