Release: February 23, 2011
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BU women's basketball rallied for 59-53 win over Boston University
lock up a top-three seed at upcoming America East Tournament
VESTAL, N.Y.-- Junior forward Viive Rebane
finished with a game-high 19 points and 13 rebounds, leading
Binghamton (18-10, 11-4 AE) to a 59-53 win over Boston (14-13,
11-4 AE) in an America East women's basketball game on Wednesday
night at the Events Center. With the win, the Bearcats tie the
Terriers for second place in the conference with one regular
season game to play.
Depending on what transpires on Saturday, when both teams are
in action, Binghamton will carry either a No. 2 or No. 3 seed
into next week's America East Tournament.
"This was a great win for our team," head coach Nicole
Scholl said. "We came back against a very good team tonight
and we are very happy with the way our players handled the pressure."
In addition to Rebane, junior guard Orla
O'Reilly finshed with 10 points, sophomore guard Kara
Elofson had nine points and 10 rebounds while freshman guard
Jasbriell Swain racked up nine points
and nine rebounds.
Down 43-40 with 9:24 remaining, the Bearcats lost junior point
guard Andrea Holmes, who went down
with an injury. She did not return but instead of folding, the
Bearcats promptly tied the game on a three-pointer by Swain with
9:01 left in regulation.
Caroline Stewart, who tied for the team high with 13 points,
sank a pair of free throws with 7:30 left to go, reclaiming a
45-43 lead for the Terriers. From there, however, Binghamton
went on a 10-3 run to go up 53-48 with 2:52 remaining. Rebane
made three free throws and Elofson converted a three-point play
during that stretch.
In the final two minutes, Rebane and Elofson each sank a pair
of free throws to ice the game.
Chantel Alford also added 13 points for the Terriers.
Binghamton concludes its regular season with a 2 p.m. game at
Stony Brook on Saturday.
NOTES: Rebane and Stewart were named the America East
Players of the Game, sponsored by Security Mutual Life ... UMBC
clinched the regular-season title with its win over Albany.