STONY BROOK, N.Y. — Sabre Proctor scored 15 of her game-high 19 points in the second half Saturday afternoon, helping Stony Brook University earn a 56-53 America East women’s basketball victory over the University of Maine.
The Seawolves (14-14, 6-9 AE) shot 50 percent from the field in the second half to overcome a seven-point deficit in the last 9 ½ minutes.
Coach Richard Barron’s Black Bears (4-23, 3-11 AE) had their two-game winning streak ended.
Dani Klupenger connected on six of nine 3-point attempts on her way to 18 points for Stony Brook, which got eight points, eight rebounds and four assists from Jessica Previlon and 13 rebounds and four assists.
Freshman Lauren Bodine made four 3-pointers and led UMaine with 16 points and five rebounds, while classmate Liz Wood posted 13 points, eight rebounds, three assists and three steals.
Junior guard Ashleigh Roberts returned after missing two games with a concussion to contribute 10 points, nine rebounds and three assists.
Proctor made jump shots 42 seconds apart to give the hosts a 51-48 lead, then eventually answered a Wood free throw with another basket to make it a four-point contest with 1:23 to play. Chikilra Goodman added two foul shots as SBU took a six-point lead and made it stand up.
UMaine led 48-47 after a Chantel Charles layup with 4:38 remaining, but Stony Brook outscored the Bears 9-5 down the stretch to pull out the victory. Bodine’s potential game-tying 3-pointer rimmed out as time expired.
UMaine led 25-19 at halftime, then later extended its advantage to 39-31 behind two Bodine 3-pointers.