For Immediate Release: February 7, 2009
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Binghamton women's basketball rallies for 66-63 win at Albany

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ALBANY, N.Y.--Freshman point guard Andrea Holmes scored a game-high 24 points, leading Binghamton (10-12, 5-4 AE) to a 66-63 win at Albany (3-19, 1-8 AE) in an America East women's basketball game on Saturday afternoon at the RAC Center. The win was the Bearcats' fourth in their past six outings.

Holmes, who has now reached the 20-point mark in scoring three times this season, scored the last nine Bearcat points of game. She drained a pair of three pointers and connected on three of five foul shots in the final two minutes of play.

"Andrea has been making those big shots for us all season," head coach Nicole Scholl said. "It's good to get another conference win on the road."

Trailing 63-60 with under a minute to play, Binghamton turned to Holmes who drilled a three pointer with 49.9 seconds left and was fouled on the play. She sank the free throw and in the next two possessions, went 2-for-4 from the line.

Senior guard Janea Aiken, who lead Albany with 21 points, missed a game-tying three pointer at the buzzer.

Binghamton was without senior center Laura Franceski, who missed her second straight game after suffering a mild concussion earlier in the week. Sophomore forward Jaki Goldner, however, filled the void with a career-high 13 points, five rebounds and two blocks.

Holmes, who has been named the America East Rookie of the Week twice this season, also had five assists and five rebounds.

Binghamton returns home on Wednesday night for a 7 p.m. game against defending conference champion Hartford.

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