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Binghamton Women's Hoops falls to Maine 70-56

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VESTAL, N.Y. – Liz Wood and Lauren Bodine each finished with 17 points, leading Maine (21-6, 13-1 AE) to a 70-56 win over Binghamton (4-23, 2-12 AE) in an America East women's basketball game.

The Black Bears, who have now won 13 games in a row and are tied for first place in the conference, shot 48 percent from the field and had 41 of their points come from players of the bench. They also held a 40-18 advantage in point in the paint.

After falling behind the Black Bears 10-0 five minutes into the game, the Bearcats played them even for nearly the rest of the game. Although Maine stretched their lead to 33-19 at the break, both teams scored 37 points in the over the final 20 minutes of play. In the second half alone, the Bearcats shot 52 percent (13-of-25).

Freshman point guard Jasmine Sina, who has now reached double figures in scoring a team-best 12 straight games, finished with a game-high 18 points against Maine. She drained five three-point field goals in the process.

Fellow freshman guard Imani Watkins added 13 points, four rebounds, four assists and tied a career high with six steals. She has now scored in double figures in three out of the last four games.

Senior forward Sherae Swinson, meanwhile, added 12 points and 10 rebounds. In the process, she recorded her second straight double-double and third in the past four games.

Binghamton's final regular-season home game is up next, on Thursday at 7 p.m. against Stony Brook.

(Courtesy: Binghamton Athletics)