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Women’s Basketball Loses Season Opener to Buffalo 65-47
Swinson finishes with 10 points and 12 rebounds, Ross adds nine points
November 8, 2013Tweet
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VESTAL, N.Y. – Mackenzie Loesing scored a game-high 16 points and Margeaux Gupilan added 15 points, powering Buffalo (1-0) to a 65-47 win over Binghamton (0-1) in a non-conference women’s basketball game on Friday evening at the Events Center. The game marked the start of the Bearcats’ 13th season at the NCAA Division I level.
Loesing and Gupilan combined for 17 points in the first half as the Bulls built a 36-19 lead at the break. Buffalo shot 43 percent from the field (12-of-28) while the Bearcats could manage only 17 percent (5-for-29) during the first 20 minutes.
“It’s disappointing that we didn’t come out stronger,” head coach Nicole Scholl said. “We didn’t shoot well and play good defense. The second half was a different story but we need to start off better. Give Buffalo credit. They came out strong to start the game.”
Up 12-6 five minutes into the game, Buffalo scored 11 straight points to go up 23-6 with 10:00 left in the first half. Loesing had five of her points during that stretch. From there, Bulls went up 36-19 at the break.
Things did not start out any better in the second half for the Bearcats, who fell behind 42-21 with 18:10 left in regulation. Binghamton pulled to within 51-36 on a jumper by sophomore guard Kandace Newry with 8:04 left to go. They then fell behind 63-38 with 3:48 remaining on a three-point field goal by Slone Walton.
Walton added 10 points for Buffalo.
Buffalo converted 17 Binghamton turnovers into 27 points. In addition, the Bulls held a 23-14 lead in bench points.
Binghamton heads to Bucknell for a 7 p.m. game next Thursday.