For Immediate Release: December 7, 2009
Contact: David O'Brian (dobrian@binghamton.edu)
Phone: 607-777-6478

Binghamton women's basketball wins 75-59 at Bryant

Box Score

SMITHFIELD, R.I.--Senior guard Erica Carter poured in a career-high 35 points, leading Binghamton (2-5) to a 75-59 win at Bryant (3-5) on Monday evening at the Chace Athletic Center. The win was the Bearcats' second in the past three games.

The 35 points by Carter ties for the fourth-best in school history. It is also the highest total since Sarah Cartmill had 35 points against Hartford on Feb. 17, 2002. In addition, Carter's nine three pointers is a school record.

Carter had 27 points in the first half as the Bearcats raced out to a 53-31 lead. The 53 points scored by Binghamton is the highest one-half total since the program moved up to the NCAA Division I level in 2001. The old mark was 51 vs. Northeastern (in the second half) on Jan. 29, 2005.

Bryant led 14-8 three minutes into the game before the Bearcats went on a 36-8 tear to take a 44-22 lead with 4:37 left in the first half. By that time, Carter already had 25 points.

The host Bulldogs got to within 60-47 at the 9:32 mark of the second half but the Bearcats maintained a double-digit lead the rest of the way.

Junior guard Jackie Ward finished with 11 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and five steals. The 10 rebounds is a career high and represents the first double-double in her career. Ward has now reached double figures in scoring a team-best six straight games.
Sophomore point guard Andrea Holmes added nine points, six rebounds and a career-high 11 assists. That represents the highest total by a Binghamton player since Bess Greenberg dished out 11 assists against Lehigh on Feb. 17, 2001 (the year before Binghamton became a NCAA Division I program).

Binghamton's next game against Villanova on Friday will be played at 5 p.m. instead of the originially scheduled time at 7 p.m.

NOTE: Carter is the first Binghamton player to score at least 20 points in back-to-back games since Laine Kurpniece during the 2007-08 season. The 35 points by Carter ties Cartmill for the Bearcats' highest single-game total during the programs' nine-year Division I era ...Carter moves into 15th place all time in program history with 872 career points. She is 46 points away from tying Jen Gaeta (1992-94) for 14th place all time.

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