Stony Brook, Maine Win Wednesday; 1 Game Thursday
Stony Brook (10-4, 1-0) and Maine (7-8, 1-1) earned conference win on Wednesday night in America East women's basketball action, while Albany (10-3, 0-0) visits Vermont (4-10, 1-0) in the only game on Thursday.
The Seawolves snapped a 17-game losing skid against Hartford, beating the Hawks, 61-57, for the first time since 2006. Sabre Proctor led Stony Brook with 20 points, notching her 10th-straight double figure scoring game, while Brittany Snow had a double-double with 13 points and 10 boards. Stony Brook trailed by 12 points at halftime, but outscored Hartford 30-14 in the second half. The Seawolves had 12 second-chance points and won the rebounding battled, 38-31.
The Black Bears hit 12 3-pointers, including nine in the first half, to beat UMBC, 68-39, in a game that was nationally broadcast on ESPN3. Maine was led by 17 points from Liz Wood while senior Ashleigh Roberts ecliped the 1,000 point mark for her career in the game. Maine took control early, using a 27-4 run to turn a 5-4 deficit into a 31-9 lead midway through the first half. The Black Bears turned the ball over just three times in the contest while forcing UMBC into 17. The 39 points were the fewest Maine had surrendered since alloing 35 to Rider on Nov. 18, 2005.
Albany plays its conference-opener at Vermont on Thursday night on CatamounTV. The Catamounts enter the game 1-0 in conference play, defeating, 95-82, UMass Lowell back on Dec. 1. The Catamounts lead the all-time series 15-9, but Albany has won seven-straight in the series.