Immediate Release: December 19, 2006
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edges Bearcats on layup with 4.6 seconds remaining for 65-64
overtime win in women's basketball
Jahilo ties career-high with 16 points; Kurpniece finishes
with 15 points and 10 rebounds
Pa.-Sophomore guard Amanda Brown found senior guard Lindsay Hollobaugh
under the basket for the game-winning layup with 4.6 seconds
remaining in overtime to give Bucknell (7-5) a 65-64 victory
over Binghamton (3-8) in a non-conference women's basketball
game on Tuesday evening at Sojka Pavilion. The game was the first
overtime contest this season for both teams.
With Binghamton trailing 56-53 in the closing seconds of regulation,
freshman guard Erica Carter (Naperville,
Ill.) connected on her second three-pointer of the night with
two seconds remaining to tie the score and send the game to overtime
tied at 56-56. In the extra session the Bearcats overcame a four-point
deficit and clawed their way to the lead, 64-63, with 26 seconds
remaining before Brown delivered the game-winning assist to set
up Hollobaugh's heroics.
"Bucknell is a really tough team" said Binghamton head
coach Rich Conover. "We competed for 45 minutes and we are
really proud of our effort tonight. We stopped a few options
at the end of overtime but with 4.6 to go we just weren't able
to stop Hollobaugh".
BU trailed by as much as 11 points in the first half and battled
back to within six points at the break, 32-26. At the start of
the second half, following a Bucknell basket to make the score
34-26, the Bearcats mounted an 8-0 run to tie the game at 34-34.
Before they had a chance to take the lead, the Bison put together
a 7-0 run of their own led by five points from Brown to go back
Binghamton eventually battled back and took their first lead
of the contest, 53-52, with 1:04 remaining in regulation when
junior forward Laine Kurpniece (Riga,
Latvia) hit on 1-of-2 free throws before four straight foul shots
from junior center Hope Foster made the score 56-53 and setup
Carter's game-tying shot.
Brown led three Bucknell players in double-figures and notched
five of her game-high 19 points in overtime while senior forward
Jacquie Seawright added 16 points and Foster posted 13 points,
eight rebounds and four blocks on the night.
For the Bearcats, junior forward Juta Jahilo
(Helsinki, Finland) tied her career-high with 16 points on 5-of-11
shooting and added six rebounds, three assists, three steals
and two blocks. Kurpniece recorded her first double-double of
the season with 15 points and 10 rebounds while Carter finished
with 10 points on 4-of-9 shooting. Sophomore forward Laura
Franceski (Moscow, Pa.) added seven points, eight rebounds
and tied her season-high with five blocks and junior forward
Brianna Thompson (Chehalis, Wash.)
contributed eight points and seven rebounds.
wraps up the 2006 portion of their schedule when they host Big
East member Syracuse on December 30 for a 1 p.m. contest at the
played the entire game with only seven players seeing action.