For Immediate Release: December 1, 2010
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BU women's basketball bounces back with 63-61 win over Army
Holmes scores team-high 18 points, Elofson adds 14 points

Game File

VESTAL, N.Y. Junior point guard Andrea Holmes scored a team high 18 points, including five in the final three minutes, leading Binghamton (3-3) to a 63-61 win over Army (2-5) in a non-conference women's basketball game on Wednesday night at the Events Center. The win snapped the Bearcats' two-game losing skid and improved their home record to 2-0.

Holmes, who has reached double figures in all six games, was one of four Bearcat players in double figures. Sophomore forward Kara Elofson finished with 14 points, freshman guard Jasbriell Swain turned in a 12-point, 11-rebound, six steal effort while junior guard Orla O'Reilly chipped in 11 points. Like Holmes, Swain has also reached double figures in every game and has also posted three double-doubles.

With 2:37 left in regulation, the Bearcats were down 57-55 when Holmes took over the game. She made a three-point play to put the Bearcats ahead to stay. With 49 seconds left, Holmes sank a pair of free throws and at the 21-second mark, she assisted on a layup by Elofson.

Army had trailed 52-40 with 13:03 left in the second half when it embarked on a 15-3 run to tie the game at 55-55 with 3:42 remaining. The Black Knights drilled four three pointers during that span, including a pair by Erin Jankowski.

Erin Anthony led Army with 18 points and a game-high 13 rebounds. Anthony, who hit three of the Black Knights' nine three pointers, finished with 12 points while Molly Yardley added 11 points.

Binghamton heads to Lehigh on Saturday for a 7 p.m. game.

NOTES: Holmes was selected as the America East Player of the Game, sponsored by Security Mutual Life. She now has 813 career points and moves into 20th place all time in Binghamton program history.

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