Release: December 20, 2009
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- Junior forward Greer Wright struck for a season-high 22 points to lead visiting Binghamton (4-8) to a 70-52 win over Marist (0-8) Sunday afternoon at the McCann Center. Wright hit 9-of-12 field goals and added three steals, three assists and two blocks to help the Bearcats snap a three-game losing skid and win for the first time on the road in 2009-10.
Binghamton had its 12-point halftime lead trimmed to six, 48-42, with 7:47 left. Ahead 54-47 with 5:37 remaining, BU closed out the game with a 16-5 run that featured five points from freshman guard Dylan Talley and four from Wright. Talley converted a three-point play with 1:55 remaining and added a pair of free throws with 1:16 left. On the other end, Marist missed six of its final eight shots and committed two turnovers to stall any comeback bid.
Freshman center Pina Guillaume took advantage of a season-high 26 minutes and produced 13 rebounds and five blocks - both season highs. Junior forward Moussa Camara added nine points on 4-of-5 shooting.
"It was a good win for us," interim head coach Mark Macon said. "We shot the ball decently and played solid defense. We still have to correct some things but we are coming together. I thought Pina (Guillaume) was a great defensive presence today."
The Bearcats played a solid first half, shooting 52% and utilizing a 15-3 run to build a double-digit lead. Trailing 14-13 with 8:34 left in the opening stanza, Wright and Talley orchestrated the big run that spanned 6:16. Wright drained a three-pointer and seven points during the run and Talley added four. Wright's pair of free throws with four seconds left gave the Bearcats a 34-22 cushion at the break.
The Bearcats next head to California to play in the St. Mary's Classic on December 29-30.
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