Bears Beat Albany 65-53,Tie For 1st Place [VIDEO]
The UMaine women's basketball team beat UAlbany 65-53 Sunday afternoon at the Cross Center in Bangor and moved into a first place tie with the Great Danes in America East.
Over 3,000 fans watched the Black Bears win for an 18th consecutive time at home and this gave Maine a piece of first place. Both teams are now 12-1 in AE and have split the season series. There are three games left in the regular season. The Bears are 21-7 overall, the Danes are 21-4.
Two-time conference player of the year Shereesha Richards was held to just eight points.
Sigi Koizar led a balanced Maine attack with 15 points. Lauren Bodine and Liz Wood added 14 each.
|Albany||12 - 1||21 - 4|
|Maine||12 - 1||21 - 7|
|Stony Brook||8 - 5||16 - 10|
|Hartford||7 - 5||11 - 14|
|UMBC||6 - 6||15 - 10|
|Binghamton||5 - 7||10 - 15|
|New Hampshire||3 - 9||9 - 16|
|Vermont||2 - 10||7 - 18|
|UMass Lowell||1 - 12||4 - 21|
In Albany, New York, the UMaine men's team suffered its fifth straight loss, a 108-64 pounding by the Great Danes.
The Bears were outscored 51-29 in the first half and 57-35 in the second half. 10 different Albany players scored points, four the them in double digits.
Maine was led by Issac Vann with 26.
The Bears drop to 4-9 AE, 8-18 overall. The Danes are 10-3 and 21-7.