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Women’s Basketball Holds Off Army 49-47
Rebane nets game-high 17 points, O'Reilly adds 14 points.
December 6, 2011Tweet
WEST POINT, N.Y.—Senior forward Viive Rebane scored a game-high and senior guard Orla O’Reilly added 14 points, leading Binghamton (5-3) to a 49-47 win over Army (6-4) in an non-conference women’s basketball game on Tuesday evening at the Christl Arena. The victory marked the Bearcats’ third straight road triumph.
Down 26-24 at the break, the Bearcats held the Black Knights to 21 second-half points. Binghamton took the lead for good during a 10-2 run in a span of 5:07 put Binghamton up 41-33 with 9:13 left in regulation.
“I was happy with how our players did during the second half,” head coach Nicole Scholl said. “Army is a good team and we didn’t let the game get away from us after the first half.”
Rebane’s three-pointer with 4:35 left in regulation put the Bearcats up 48-39 but the Black Knights reeled off the next eight points to close to within 48-47 at the two-minute mark. Molly Yardley capped the run with a three pointer.
Neither team scored on the next five possessions as Binghamton still clung to a one-point lead with 30 seconds to go. O’Reilly made the front end of a one-and-one with 19.5 remaining. The Black Knights, meanwhile, were unable to tie the game on their final two possessions.
Senior guard Andrea Holmes added 10 points and a season-high eight assists. She now moves into sole possession of eight place all time in program history with 1,198 career points. Heading into the game, she was tied with Laine Kurpniece (2004-08) with 1,188 points.
Yardley led Army with 11 points.
Binghamton heads to Niagara on Saturday for a 2 p.m. game.
NOTES: Rebane is now is in 14th place all time in Binghamton program history with 964 career points. Against Army she passed Alicia Koppenhoefer (1994-98) who had 954 career points. Rebane now needs 36 points to become the 14th player in Binghamton history to reach the 1,000-point mark.