For Immediate Release: February 15, 2006
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Binghamton women's basketball falls to Boston 77-65

Box Score

VESTAL, N.Y.-- Senior guard Rachael Vanderwal scored a career-high 29 points on 10-of-14 shooting, leading Boston University (13-8, 7-3 AE) to a 77-65 win over Binghamton (13-10, 6-6 AE) in an America East conference women's basketball game Wednesday night at the Events Center. The loss is the Bearcats' fourth setback in the past five games.

Binghamton got off to a slow start not making their first field goal until there was 13:03 remaining in the first half. The Bearcat's committed 19 turnovers, including 14 in the first half and were unable to stay with the Terriers. Boston was able to turn the turnovers into 27 points of there own.

"Boston came out with a lot of energy and we made a lot of unforced turnovers in the early part of the game," head coach Rich Conover said. "We weren't as aggressive as we needed to be."

The Terriers used a 10-2 run in the span of 6:22 to jump out to a 12-4 lead with 13:25 remaining in the first half. They followed this up with another 12-0 run later in the first half to push the lead to 31-15 with 6:02 left to go. Boston closed out the first half with a 37-25 lead.

The second half saw the Terriers get out to their biggest lead at 70-50 with 7:15 remaining. Binghamton was unable to close the gap and to less than 10 points the rest of the way.

The Bearcats were led by sophomore guard Laura Sario (Espoo, Finland) who poured in 14 points. Senior guard Jen Blues (Overland Park, Kan.) recorded 11 points and five steals. Also scoring in double figures for Binghamton senior forward Jen Haubrich (Bow, N.H.), who registered 10 points.

Binghamton heads to conference-leading Hartford on Saturday at 2 p.m.

NOTES: Junior guard Therese Deemand (Horsholm, Denmark) has left the team and will return home to continue her education. "Therese was a great part of our program for two and a half years," Conover said. "We appreciate all she has done and wish her the very best in the future."


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