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Women’s Basketball defeats Nevada 58-52 at Minnesota/SUBWAY Classic
O'Reilly named to all-tournament team after netting game-high 19 points
November 20, 2011Tweet
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.—Senior guard Orla O’Reilly scored five of her game-high 19 points in the final 30 seconds, leading Binghamton (3-1) to a 58-52 win over Nevada (1-2) in the consolation game of the Minnesota/SUBWAY Classic on Sunday afternoon at Williams Arena. With the win, the Bearcats place third in the four-team event.
With Binghamton nursing a 51-50 lead, O’Reilly sank a three-point shot from well beyond the arc with 28 seconds to play. Nevada trimmed the deficit to 54-52 with 19 seconds left on a basket by Kayla Williams but sophomore guard Jasbriell Swain was fouled on the in-bound pass and hit a pair of free throws with 16 seconds left. O’Reilly iced the game by sinking two more free throws with three seconds left.
“I was very happy with our execution down the stretch,” Scholl said. “To come out here and get a win is great for our program.”
Binghamton appeared to take command of the game when O’Reilly sank a three pointer to put Binghamton up 41-33 with 8:39 remaining in regulation. Nevada, however, kept chipping away at the lead and got to within 51-50 on a three pointer by Nate Kavorkian with 1:06 to go. That set the stage for O’Reilly’s heroics down the stretch.
Senior forward Viive Rebane finished with 10 points and a game-high 12 rebounds. She now has a pair of double-doubles this season. Senior guard Andrea Holmes chipped in 13 points, four assists and a pair of steals. In the process, she moved into ninth place all time in program history with 1,160 career points.
The Bearcats return home to face Syracuse on Saturday at 2 p.m.
NOTES: O’Reilly, who was named to the all-tournament team, leads Binghamton with 18.5 points per game. Holmes is averaging 12.8 points per contest while Rebane is putting up 12.0 points, 9.0 rebounds, 4.0 steals and 1.3 blocks ... Holmes surpassed Erica Carter (2006-10) for ninth place all time in scoring. Carter finished her Bearcat career with 1,150 points.