Release: January 10, 2009
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basketball beats Albany 67-63
VESTAL, N.Y.-- Freshman forward
Rebane scored a career-high 16 points while senior center
Franceski had 14 points and 13 rebounds, leading Binghamton
(6-9, 0-1 AE) to a 67-63 win over Albany (2-12, 0-1 AE).
The victory is the Bearcats' second
in their past three games.
The win overshadowed a career-high 33-point performance by Albany's
Janea Aiken. It represents the most points ever scored by an
opposing America East player against Binghamton.
"We knew Aiken was going to get her points but I thought
our team did a great job rebounding and was able to respond well
in the second half," head coach Nicole Scholl said. "Albany
is definitely a better team that their record indicates."
Binghamton opened up a 12-0 lead early in the game as the Great
Danes misfired on their first 15 attempts. Down the stretch,
however, Albany converted 10 of 13 shots to deadlock the game
at 28-28 at the half.
Aiken gave the Great Danes a 30-28 lead early in the second half
but junior guard junior guard Erica
Carter responded with a three-pointer, putting Binghamton
went ahead to stay. From there, Binghamton slowly pulled away,
with the back-breaking shot being a three-pointer freshman point
Holmes. That basket made the score 59-48 with 1:51 remaining.
The Great Danes took advantage
of three Binghamton misses as the free throw line to close to
deficit to four points at the end of the game.
Carter finished with 11 points
while sophomore guard Jackie
Ward chipped in 10 points. Junior guard Darryll
Peterson (Baltimore, Md.) posted 11 rebounds.
Binghamton outrebounded Albany
Up next for
Binghamton is a 4:30 p.m. game at Boston University on Wednesday.
NOTES: Franceski now has four career doubles. The 14 points
was her season high ... Rebane has now reached double figures
in scoring three times in the past four games ... the previous
high for an America East Conference opponent against Binghamton
came when Rachel Vanderwal of Boston scored 29 points on Feb.
15, 2006. Aiken's 33 points, meanwhile, also represents the most
points scored in a women's basketball game in the five-year history
of the Events Center.