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Maine defeats Bucknell in first round of WBI

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BANGOR----Liz Wood recorded 21 points, five rebounds, three assists, and three steals to lead the University of Maine women's basketball team to a 77-47 victory over Bucknell in the opening round of the WBI at Cross Insurance Center on Wednesday evening.

Lauren Bodine gave the Black Bears an 8-6 lead when she made a three pointer with 15:11 remaining in the first half.

Claire Deboer made a layup to even the score at eight.

Wood made consecutive three pointers and the Black Bears were off to the races.

Wood's shot with 13:11 remaining gave the Black Bears a lead (14-11) they would hold the rest of the way.

Bodine scored five points to spark a 10-0 Maine run as they took a 31-20 lead with 3:38 remaining in the first half.

The Black Bears held a 38-27 lead after the first half.

Maine put the game away with a 14--2 run to take a 57-33 lead with 12:19 remaining in the second half.

Wood had seven points during the Black Bears run.

Mikaela Gustafsson added 13 points, nine rebounds,two assists, and two blocks for the Black Bears.

Bodine and Ashleigh Roberts also finished in double figures with 11 and 10 points respectivately.

Maine (17-14) will travel to Fairfield on Saturday for a second round contest in the WBI.

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