Release: February 20, 2011
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BU women's basketball wins 41-40 at Albany
hits game-winning layup with 59 seconds remaining in regulation
ALBANY, N.Y.-- Freshman guard Jasbriell
Swain made the game-winning layup with 59 seconds to go,
leading Binghamton (17-10, 10-4 AE) to a 41-40 win over Albany
(15-12, 8-6 AE) in an America East women's basketball game on
Sunday afternoon at SEFCU Arena. The win snapped the Bearcats'
two-game losing skid heading into the final week of the regular
The 10 conference wins represents the third time in its 10-years
in the America East have reached the double didgit mark. The
2001-02 squad went 10-6 while the 2003-04 team finished 12-6.
With her team down 40-39, Swain drove to the right of the basket
but missed a layup with a minute to go. She got her own rebound
on the opposite side of the hoop, however, and made the most
of her second chance.
"We are happy to get back on the the winning track,"
head coach Nicole Scholl said. "This was not a pretty game
but (Swain) did a great job getting her own rebound and making
the winning shot."
Swain finished with seven points, a game-high 14 rebounds, two
assists and three steals. Junior point guard Andrea
Holmes had the game high with 13 points while junior forward
Viive Rebane had eight points, 13 rebounds
and a pair of blocks.
Things looked good for the Bearcats when senior guard Jackie
Ward made a steal and hit the ensuing jump shot with 6:40
to go, giving the Bearcats a 37-31 lead. From there, however,
Albany went on a 9-2 run to go up 40-39 with 2:32 left in regulation.
Cassandra Callaway, who finished with a team-high 12 points,
made the go-ahead shot on a three pointer.
Following Swain's decisive shot, Binghamton held Albany scoreless
on its final two trips down the court.
Ebone Henry added 11 points for the Great Danes.
Binghamton returns home to face Boston University on Wednesday
night at 7 p.m. in its final regular season home game.