Release: January 12, 2008
Sophomore point guard Muffy
(Cedar Rapids, Iowa) scored the go-ahead layup with 56 seconds
remaining and sank a pair of free throws in the final 18 seconds,
sparking Binghamton (3-11, 1-0 AE) to a 59-55 win over Boston
(8-7, 1-1 AE) in an America East Conference women's basketball
game on Saturday afternoon at the Events Center. The victory
snaps the Bearcats' three-game losing streak and gives them their
second conference-opening win in the past three years.
missed their next shot attempt and Sadler grabbed the rebound
with 18 seconds to go. She was fouled and hit both of her free
throws, extending the lead to 58-55. After another Boston miss,
senior guard senior guard Laura
(Espoo, Finland) iced the game by hitting one of two free throws
with nine seconds remaining.
Hinton led Boston with 12 points while Jesyka Burks-Wiley and Christine Kinneary each added 11 points.
Binghamton heads to UMBC on Wednesday at noon.
NOTES: Sadler and Kinneary were named the America East Players of the game ... senior center Laine Kurpniece (Riga, Latvia), who had foul trouble in the first half and played only two minutes, finished with eight points, giving her 956 career points. She needs 44 more points to become the 10th player in school history to reach the 1,000-point mark ... Franceski's 11 rebounds ties her career high. She has now reached double figures in four straight games ... freshman guard Jackie Ward (Pittsford, N.Y.) and Kinneary each had a game-high five assists. In the process, Ward tied her career high.
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