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Women’s basketball loses 62-49 to conference-leading Boston University
Holmes finishes with 23 points, Swain posts 13 rebounds
February 3, 2012Tweet
VESTAL, N.Y.—Mo Moran finished with 19 points, six rebounds, four assists and a pair of steals, powering conference-leading Boston University (17-6, 10-0 AE) to a 62-49 win over Binghamton (11-13, 5-6 AE) in an America East women’s basketball game on Saturday afternoon at the Events Center. The game marked the second of a three-game home stand for the Bearcats.
The Terriers got the separation they needed in the second half, as they shot 52 percent (13-of-25). Binghamton, by contrast, struggled throughout the game from beyond the arc and from the free throw line. The Bearcats hit just one of 13 three-pointers and went only 6-of-14 from the charity stripe.
“Obviously this is a frustrating loss,” head coach Nicole Scholl said. “I thought our intensity was great today, but we had too many missed free throws and too many missed shots.”
Moran, meanwhile, was the difference maker for Boston. She broke a 21-21 tie with time running out in the first half to give the Terriers the momentum at the break. Eight minutes later, with her team down 31-30, Moran drained another three pointer to begin a 10-0 run in a span of 1:59 to put Boston up for good. Moran had five of the points during that stretch as well as a steal and an assist.
Binghamton got as close as 45-39 with 7:57 remaining but Moran keyed a 9-3 spurt in a span of 1:56 to give the Terriers the breathing room they’d need down the stretch. She scored four of the teams’ points during that spurt and recorded an assist.
For the Bearcats, senior point guard Andrea Holmes finished with a game-high 23 points, marking the 20th time in her career that she has gone over the 20-point mark. Sophomore guard Jasbriell Swain and senior forward Viive Rebane added 13 and 12 rebounds respectively. Rebane has now reached double figures in rebounding three times in the past four games, having averaged 10.8 rebounds during that stretch.
Also reaching double figures in scoring for Boston was Rasgudat Agboola, with 14 points, and Chantel Alford, with 12 points.
Binghamton conlcudes its home stand against Vermont on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in a game that will be carried regionally by Time Warner Sports.
NOTES: Moran and Holmes were named the America East Players of the Game ... Holmes now has 1,452 career points, which remains the third-highest total in program history ... Rebane now has 1,116 career points and remains in 11th place all time. Erica Carter (2006-10) is in 10th place with 1,150 points and Laine Kurpniece is ninth with 1,188 points. With 860 rebounds, Rebane is in second place all time, trailing only current Binghamton assistant coach Leah Truncale (1998-02), who finished her career with a program-best 978 rebounds.