Women's hoops suffers 67-51 road setback at Maine
Jan. 26, 2013
Orono, Maine - Three Seawolves scored in double-figures, with Dani Klupenger leading the way on a season-high 14 points, but Maine opened up an early lead and went on to defeat the Stony Brook women's basketball team, 67-51, Saturday at Alfond Arena.
Ashleigh Roberts led Maine (2-18, 1-6 AE) with 14 points.
Liz Wood, who was one of three Black Bears to net 12 points, and Klupenger were named America East Players of the Game.
"I know we battled back in the second half. Unfortunately, we didn't have a great start to the game."
Stony Brook grabbed an early edge, 5-4, when Proctor laid it in at the 13:15 mark, but the Black Bears took it right back on a lay-up by Wood.
On the next play, Wood stole the ball from Klupenger and fed it to Roberts who sunk the jumper to give Maine an 8-5 lead with just over 12:30 remaining in the first half.
Roberts struck again about a minute later when she grabbed her own rebound and scored in the paint to extend the lead to five points.
Turnovers plagued Stony Brook on their next two offensive possessions. The Seawolves then found themselves down 12-5 after a Chikilra Goodman turnover led to a Wood hoop with 11:20 until halftime. Roberts stole the ball from Gerda Gatling with 11:09 remaining in the half, and Wood put it in off the glass as Maine went up, 14-5.
The Black Bears capped off a 10-0 run at the 9:15 mark on a lay-up by Roberts that gave the home team a 16-5 advantage. Goodman stole the ball and tallied a hoop in transition to close the gap to nine, 16-7, with 8:25 remaining until the intermission, but the Seawolves could never recover despite only being outscored 38-36 and once again cutting the lead to nine late in the second half.
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