Release: March 6, 2011
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BU women's basketball loses 59-44 to Boston Univ. in America
nets 17 points, Rebane finishes with 16 points and 13 rebounds
WEST HARTFORD, Conn.-- Alex Young scored a game-high 25 points
leading second-seeded Boston University (17-13) to a 59-44 win
over third-seeded Binghamton (19-12) in an America East women's
basketball semifinal matchup on Sunday afternoon at the Chase
Family Arena. The game was televised regionally by Time Warner
Cable in the Binghamton area.
Playing without first-team all-conference point guard Andrea
Holmes and with senior guard Jackie Ward,
Binghamton led for most of the first half and the first part
of the final 20 minutes. In the end, however, the Boston bench
and Young's hot hand prevailed.
"We played as hard as we could for as long as we could but
give Boston credit," head coach Nicole Scholl said. "Alex
Young had an unbelievable day shooting."
Played in her final college game, Ward netted a team-high 17
points. Junior forward Viive Rebane
finished with 16 points and 13 rebounds. For the tournament,
she finished with an average of 18.0 points and 8.5 rebounds
Ward drained three three-point shots and Rebane scored 10 of
her points in the opening 20 minutes as Binghamton took a 22-20
lead at the half. With the score deadlocked a 28-28 six minutes
into the second half, however, Young took over the game. She
scored 18 of the Terriers' next 24 points, including four three
pointers as Boston built a 52-37 lead with 2:52 left to play.
Binghamton will return four starters next season as well as 11
letterwinners next season.