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Women’s Basketball Loses 65-53 at Maine
Swinson scored 13 points, Paulk adds 10 points
February 9, 2014Tweet
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BANGOR, Maine – Sophie Weckstrom scored a game-high 16 points, leading Maine (13-11, 7-4 AE) to a 65-53 win over Binghamton (4-20, 1-10 AE) in an America East women’s basketball game on Sunday afternoon at the Cross Insurance Center. The game marked the finale of a three-game road swing for the Bearcats.
Depth was a decisive factor in the game, with the Black Bears holding a 23-8 advantage in bench points. With five minutes left in regulation, that margin was 21-0.
The Black Bears broke the game open early with a 12-0 run in a span of 5:01 to go up 19-6 with 8:10 left in the first half. Ashleigh Roberts had six points during that stretch.
From there, the Black Bears took a 33-18 lead at the break. They shot 45 percent from the field and buried four three-point field goals during the opening 20 minutes.
In the second half, Maine went on a 10-0 run in a span of 2:47 to take a 55-31 lead with 9:40 left in regulation. Weckstrom had eight of her points during that run, including a pair of three-point field goals.
Liz Wood added 13 points for the Black Bears.
Binghamton returns home on Wednesday to face New Hampshire at 7 p.m.
NOTES: Weckstrom and Swinson were the America East Players of the Game.