STONY BROOK, N.Y. — The University of Maine mounted a strong second-half rally, but it fell a bit short as Stony Brook University was able to hold onto a 66-62 victory over the Black Bears Saturday.
It was the 10th straight loss for the Black Bears, who are now 3-22 overall and 1-12 in America East conference play.
Stony Brook, now 5-19 (2-10), led by as many as 17 in the second half after going a few mini, 6-0 scoring runs before Maine used a 10-0 run to whittle the deficit down to 61-56 with 2:21 to play, but the Seawolves hit their foul shots down the stretch to keep the Bears at bay.
Kirsten Jeter led all scorers with 26 points and also had a team-high seven rebounds and seven steals to lead the SBU Seawolves. Juanita Cochran scored 10 points while Sam Landers added 10 points and five assists.
Ashleigh Roberts scored 17 to lead the Black Bears and Amber Smith had 11 points. Tanna Ross chipped in with nine points and a team-high eight rebounds.
The battle on the boards was fairly even as SBU had 40 overall to Maine’s 38, but Stony Brook did have 22 offensive boards to Maine’s 13. Maine lost the turnover battle as the Seawolves had 15 steals to help harass Maine into 32 turnovers to SBU’s 17. Maine outshot the Seawolves 42.9 percent to 34.4 from the field overall.