For Immediate Release: January 7, 2010
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Binghamton women's basketball loses 68-57 to Boston University

Box Score

VESTAL, N.Y.-- Alex Young scored a game-high 20 points, leading Boston University (6-8, 2-0 AE) to a 68-57 win over Binghamton (4-10, 0-1 AE) in an America East women's basketball game on Thursday night at the Events Center. The game marked the start of the Bearcats' ninth season in the conference.

Young, who also finished with seven rebounds, four assists, a block and a pair of steals, was one of four Terrier players to reach double figures in scoring. Aly Hinton came off the bench to score 17 points, Chantell Alford added 12 points and Caitlynn Moran chipped in 10 points, eight rebounds and a game-high seven assists.

For Binghamton, sophomore forward Viive Rebane led the way with 14 points and tied her career highs in both rebounds (15) and steals (five). In the process, she recorded her fourth career double-double and second in the past four games. Junior guard Jackie Ward added 13 points and senior guard Erica Carter netted 11 points.

"Give Boston credit. They played great zone defense against us in the first half," head coach Nicole Scholl said. "I was proud of the way we came back in the second half but we got into too big of a hole early."

Hinton and Young keyed a 13-0 Terrier run in a span of 3:08, making the score 30-16 with 4:27 left in the first half. Hinton nailed a pair of three pointers while Young added four points during that stretch. From there, Boston took a 35-21 lead at the break.

Things got no better in the opening 3:23 of the second half as the Terriers went on an 8-0 blitz to go up 43-23. Kerry Cashman hit a pair of layups in a span 23 seconds during that run.

The Bearcats, however, refused to give up and got to within 51-47 with 4:54 remaining in regulation on a layup by Rebane. After Alford sank a pair of free throws with 4:37 left, Young nailed a three-pointer at the 3:50, giving Boston a 56-47 lead. From there, the Terriers 12 of 14 free throws down the stretch.

Binghamton struggled offensively, shooting just 29.9 percent from the field (19-of-32). From beyond the arc, the Bearcats shot 8-of-32 (25 percent).

Binghamton hosts Stony Brook on Saturday at 2 p.m. The game will air regionally on Time Warner Sports.

NOTES: Young and Rebane were named the America East Players of the Game ... Carter now has 943 career points and continues to rank 13th all time in program history. She is currently 11 points away from tying Alicia Koppenhoefer (1994-98) for 12th place all time ... sophomore point guard Andrea Holmes, who ranks No. 15 in the nation in assists per game, finished with eight points, six rebounds and six assists ... senior guard Darryll Peterson had nine points and a career-high 13 rebounds. Her previous career high of nine rebounds came against Sacred Heart on Dec. 21, 2009 ... in the past four games, Rebane has averaged 12.7 points and 10.3 rebounds per contest. She set her current career high of 15 rebounds against Stony Brook on Feb. 14, 2009 ... Ward has now reached double figures in her last three games, averaging 13.5 points per contest during that span.

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