Release: February 11, 2007
men's basketball rolls over Maine 67-40
VESTAL, N.Y. - Junior guard Richard Forbes (Far Rockaway, N.Y.) sparked a 20-4 first-half run with 10 consecutive points and Binghamton (11-14, 4-9 America East) rolled to a 67-40 win over Maine (11-14, 6-7 AE) in a men's basketball game Sunday afternoon from the Events Center. A season-high crowd of 4,587 saw the Bearcats snap a two-game skid and move into eighth place in the standings.
Binghamton led 6-5 before limiting Maine to just two field goals in the decisive run, which spanned 9:34. With the Bearcats up 12-5, Forbes hit back-to-back jumpers and then followed with a pair of three-pointers - all in a stretch of 3:50. Binghamton took a 38-17 lead into intermission and didn't allow the Black Bears closer than 19 points the rest of the way. After shooting 51% in the first meeting between the two teams in Orono, the Black Bears hit just 13 field goals (29%) and were outrebounded 46-28.
"I'm really proud of the boys," said head coach Al Walker. "We asked them to come out and be a better team - the one they are capable of - and they did that today. We did a good job defensively and got to the glass. We also had a nice array of sharing the ball and getting different people involved. This was a good win as we come down the home stretch of the regular season."
Forbes scored 14 of his 18 points in the first half and freshman forward Lazar Trifunovic (Belgrade, Serbia) notched 10 of his 15 points in the opening period. Trifunovic added 11 rebounds for his first collegiate double-double. Junior guard Mike Gordon (Plainfield, N.J.) collected 18 points and five steals and junior center Giovanni Olomo (Yaounde, Cameroon) grabbed a season-high 10 rebounds.
Maine was led by senior guard
Kevin Reed, who tallied 13 points.
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