Maine 61 - BC 40
BC got off to a slow start against Maine tonight and never really turned things around. It is difficult to find any silver lining in the loss; the Eagles were outperformed by the Black Bears in nearly every category. Maine’s offense relied heavily on 3s, and they hit 6 of their 19 attempts on the night. Milan Bolden-Morris was 2-4 behind the arc with one sweet, NBA-depth 3 but the Eagles were 3-12 overall. Maine outrebounded the Eagles 43 to 35.
The Black Bears outhustled BC on defense throughout the game, holding the Eagles to three separate scoring droughts of 4-plus minutes. They were able to score 19 points off of BC’s 21 turnovers. The Black Bears were also much more successful in drawing fouls, taking 22 free throws to BC’s 9.
The Maine lead was 9 at halftime. After an Andie Anastos layup to open the second half, Maine answered with a 12-0 run. When BC finally scored again, 4 minutes and 30 seconds later, Maine had taken a 43-24 lead. They continued to dominate the final quarter, stretching the lead to as much as 32. They would end up holding BC to just 7-30 FG in the second half. Emma Guy led the Eagles on the night with a double-double (12 PTS, 13 REB).
Maine had never won a game at Conte Forum prior to this contest. BC will travel to Virginia Tech on Sunday to open the ACC schedule. Unless quality of play improves in multiple facets it seems unlikely that the squad will match even their 2-14 conference record from last year.