Release: February 15, 2010
Contact: David O'Brian (firstname.lastname@example.org)
women's basketball loses 65-51 at Albany
ALBANY, N.Y.--Charity Iromuanya
scored a game-high 22 points, leading Albany (9-16, 2-10 AE)
to a 50-41 win over Binghamton (9-17, 5-8 AE) in an America East
Conference women's basketball game on Monday night at SEFCU Arena.
With the loss, the Bearcats have now dropped four of their past
Iromuanya, who scored 16 of her points in the second half, was
one of three Albany players who reached double figures in scoring.
Felicia Johnson added 14 points while Julie Forster chipped in
13 points and eight rebounds.
For Binghamton, sophomore point guard Andrea
Holmes netted a team-high 19 points to go along with a career-high
12 rebounds and four assists. It was her second career double-double
but her first in terms of points and rebounds. Junior guard Jackie
Ward had 11 points while sophomore forward Viive
Rebane grabbed 12 rebounds.
The Bearcats misfired on 13 of their first 14 shots of the game.
By that point, the Great Danes had built a 13-3 lead with 11:33
left in the first half. Forster had four of her points during
Binghamton, however, roared back with a 15-2 blitz in a span
of 5:24 to go up 18-15 with 6:09 left before intermission. Sophomore
O'Reilly nailed a pair of three pointers during that run.
Albany regrouped and nailed back-to-back three pointers in the
final 30 seconds to take a 27-24 lead at the half.
The second half featured three ties and two lead changes before
the Great Danes went on a 9-0 run in a span of 3:48 to go up
50-41 with 5:34 left in regulation.
Binghamton shot under 30 percent for the second game in row,
finishing at a season-low 21.5 percent (14-of-65).
Up next for Binghamton is a Thursday night game at Hartford.
Tip off is set for 7 p.m.