Maine Notches First Conference Win; Albany Stays Unbeaten Saturday
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Albany, Boston U., Maine and New Hampshire picked-up wins in America East women's basketball conference play on Saturday.
The Great Danes (16-3, 7-0) remained unblemished in America East play with a 59-32 win over Vermont (7-13, 4-3), 59-32, in a game that was broadcast nationally on ESPN3. Vermont jumped out to an early five point lead, forcing Albany into early turnovers to take a 9-4 advantage. Albany battled back to take a 12-11 lead, and then lead for good after a Lindsey Lowrie 3-pointer put the home side on top 16-13 with 7:21 to go.
In the contest, Albany's Ebone Henry broke a 27-year-old record, becoming Albany's all-time leading scorer with 1,494 points after scoring a game-high 21.
Boston U. (17-4, 7-1) head coach Kelly Greenberg won her 250th career game as the Terriers bounced-back from their loss to Albany with a 63-49 road win at UMBC ( 6-14, 2-5). Chantell Alford and Rashidat Agboola combined for 39 points, as Agboola scored a game-high 21 points to go with nine rebounds. After leading by one point at halftime, Boston U. used a 22-4 run to open the second half and take a 56-39 lead with 8:12 to play.
Maine (2-18, 1-6) earned its first conference win, topping Stony Brook (11-9, 3-4), 67-51, at home and ending its 15-game losing skid. Freshman Liz Wood continued her stellar play, notching 12 points, nine rebounds and four steals. Maine jumped out to an early 11-point lead with an 11-0 run in the first half. The Black Bears pushed the advantage to 14 before half and led by as many as 23 in the second half.
Morgan Frame scored a season-high 23 points to help New Hampshire (7-12, 2-5) snap its three-game losing streak with a 60-52 win at Binghamton (3-17, 2-5). Frame was 8-of-14 from the floor and made 7-of-8 free throws to go with four assists, three steals and a block.
The Wildcats led by as many as 15 at 48-33, but a 13-3 run helped Binghamton battle back to within five with 3:36 left. UNH hit 5-of-6 free throws in the final 1:30 to close out the win.
Saturday, January 26
Boston U. 63, UMBC 49 - Box Score | Recap
Maine 67, Stony Brook 51 - Box Score | Recap
New Hampshire 60, Binghamton 52 - Box Score | Recap
Albany 59, Vermont 32 - Box Score | Recap | Highlights