The Central Connecticut women's basketball team fell to the University of Maine on Wednesday night at Detrick Gymnasium. The Black Bears (4-3) scored 48 second half points to erase the Blue Devils' (4-3) 12-point halftime lead in a 72-58 victory.
The Blue Devils opened the game by shooting 60.9% (14-23) from the field in the first half. CCSU also connected on three-of-five three-point attempts in the period to jump out to a 36-24 halftime lead.
However, the Black Bears opened the second half with a 16-0 run to take a 40-39 lead.
CCSU freshman Camden Musgrave interrupted the run with a three pointer, but it did not stop the Black Bears who scored another nine consecutive points. Over the first 10 minutes of the second half Maine outscored CCSU 25-3.
The Blue Devils cut the Black Bear lead to five points (49-44) with just under nine minutes remaining, but Maine again answered, this time with a 10-2 run to open up the game.
The Black Bears led by as many as 18 points in the second half, while the Blue Devils had a 17-point lead late in the first period.
Musgrave scored a team-high 15 points, which also sets a new career-high for the first-year Blue Devil.
Junior Nicole Ferguson dropped in 11 points - all in the first half - on four-of-seven shooting.
Senior Amanda Harrington grabbed a team-high seven rebounds.
The Blue Devils shot 52.4% (22-42) for the game, but a 69.2% (18-26) mark in the second half and a 58.7% (27-46) performance overall helped Maine come from behind for the victory.
The Blue Devils will return to action on Saturday, Dec. 6 at the University of Rhode Island.