Troy Barnies scored 17 points and Gerald McLemore 15 as Maine defeated Stony Brook 70-59 on Saturday night in an America East Conference game.

The Black Bears (12-7, 6-1) started quickly and led 25-6 with 9:26 to go in the first half, but the Seawolves (7-12, 2-5) whittled it down to 34-26 at halftime.

Two 3-pointers by Bryan Dougher and one by Leonard Hayes, who led Stony Brook with 22 points, helped the Seawolves cut Maine's lead to 42-37 in the second half. The Black Bears then went on a 23-10 run over the next 10:55 to take control, 65-47 with 4:09 remaining.

Barnies scored 15 of his points in the second half, when Maine shot 54.5 percent (12 of 22) to Stony Brook's 35.7 percent (10 of 28).

Terrance Mitchell scored 13 points and grabbed seven rebounds for the Black Bears and Raheem Singleton had 12 points and seven assists.