BANGOR, ME (WBNG BINGHAMTON) Sophie Weckstrom scored a game-high 16 points, leading Maine (13-11, 7-4 AE) to a 65-53 win over Binghamton (4-20, 1-10 AE) in an America East women’s basketball game on Sunday afternoon at the Cross Insurance Center. The game marked the finale of a three-game road swing for the Bearcats.
Depth was a decisive factor in the game, with the Black Bears holding a 23-8 advantage in bench points. With five minutes left in regulation, that margin was 21-0.
The Black Bears broke the game open early with a 12-0 run in a span of 5:01 to go up 19-6 with 8:10 left in the first half. Ashleigh Roberts had six points during that stretch.
From there, the Black Bears took a 33-18 lead at the break. They shot 45 percent from the field and buried four three-point field goals during the opening 20 minutes.
In the second half, Maine went on a 10-0 run in a span of 2:47 to take a 55-31 lead with 9:40 left in regulation. Weckstrom had eight of her points during that run, including a pair of three-point field goals.
Junior forward Sherae Swinson led the Bearcats with 13 points. Senior guard Vaneeshia Paulk added 10 points.
Liz Wood added 13 points for the Black Bears.
Binghamton returns home on Wednesday to face New Hampshire at 7 p.m.
(Courtesy: Binghamton University)