For Immediate Release: January 26, 2011
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BU women rally but fall short at first-place Boston University
O'Reilly nets game-high 17 points, Rebane adds 14 points and 10 rebounds

Box Score

BOSTON, Mass. -- Kat Briggs sank the go-head three pointer with 3:48 left in regulation, leading Boston (11-9, 8-0 AE) to a 65-60 win over Binghamton (13-8, 6-2 AE) in a women's basketball battle for first place in the America East Conference on Wednesday night at Agganis Arena. The loss snapped the Bearcats' season-high four game winning streak.

Down 41-24 with 16:37 left in the second half, Binghamton stormed all the way back to take a 55-54 lead with 4:11 left to go. Junior point guard Andrea Holmes, who finished with 12 points, eight rebounds and three steals, nets the go-ahead basket. That lead, however, lasted only 13 seconds before Briggs' game-changing shot, which put Boston ahead for good.

"I was proud of how we played tonight," head coach Nicole Scholl said. "Give Boston credit. They put us in a big hole and were able to make key shots down the strech."

The Bearcats started out strong," going up 11-2 with 13:24 left in the first half. Boston, however, stormed back to take a 35-24 lead at the half.

Junior guard Orla O'Reilly led all scorers with 17 points. Junior forward Viive Rebane added 14 points, 10 rebounds, six assists and a pair of assists.

Mo Moran lead Boston with 16 points.

Binghamton returns home to face Maine at 3 p.m. on Saturday.

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