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Poor second half leads to Bearcats loss

VESTAL, N.Y.  Lauren Bodine poured in 21 points and Ashleigh Roberts added 16 points and nine rebounds, leading Maine (8-8, 2-1 AE) to a 64-51 win over Binghamton (4-12, 1-2 AE) in an America East womens basketball game on Saturday afternoon at the Events Center. The game marked the Bearcats annual Coaches vs. Cancer event.

Bodine scored 12 of her points in the second half and drained a game-high six three-point field goals. Roberts, meanwhile, had 11 of her points after the break. The Black Bears as a team recovered from a 35-32 halftime deficit to outscore the Bearcats 32-16 over the final 20 minutes.

It was a tough loss for us, head coach Nicole Scholl said. It was really a tale of two halves. We were finishing our shots in the first half but couldnt make a bunch of layups when we needed to in the second half.

The loss overshadowed a career-high 20-point performance by senior guard Vaneeshia Paulk. She got to the free throw line 12 times and converted 10 of those attempts.

Binghamton appeared to be in control of the game as it went up 24-15 with 5:51 left in the first half. Maine, however, went on a 17-8 run to tie the game at 32-32 with 54 seconds remaining. Bodine capped the run by sinking three free throws.

Roberts and Bodine took over in the first 4:30 in the second half, combining for 12 points as the Black Bears went up 44-27.  Binghamton got to within 49-43 on a pair of free throws by senior forward Julia Barac with 11:48 left to go but Maine answered with a 9-2 run to pad its lead to 58-45 with 5:59 remaining.

Maine finished the game 11-for-28 from three-point range and dished out 16 assists. After shooting 47 percent during the first half (10-21), the Bearcats were only 3-of-24 (12 percent) after the break.

Barac finished with 10 points and added eight rebounds.

Binghamton hosts Stony Brook on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

NOTES: Bodine and Paul were the America East Players of the Game  Paulks previous career high of 17 points came twice last season. Most recently, she reached that total against New Hampshire on Jan. 26, 2013.

(Courtesy: BU Athletics)

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