Release: November 28, 2007
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loses to Bucknell 59-55 in home opener
VESATL, N.Y.-- Junior guard Amanda
Brown had a team-high 17 points and senior guard Kesha Champion
sank four free throws in the final 35 seconds, leading Bucknell
(2-4) to a 59-55 win over Binghamton (0-5) in a non-conference
women's basketball game on Wednesday night at the Events Center.
The game marked the Bearcats' home opener after four consecutive
road games to start the season.
Brown broke a 45-45 tie with
a jumped at the 8:34 mark in the second half, putting the Bison
up for good. Champion, meanwhile, hit her four straight foul
shots in a span of 16 seconds to stretch the lead to 58-53 with
16 seconds left. With four seconds remaining, Brown hit the first
of two free throws to ice the game.
Down 32-31 at the break, the Bearcats shot just 5-of-26 from
the field in the second half. They went a stretch of nearly 13
minutes during that span without hitting a shot. For the game,
Binghamton shot a season-low 27.6 percent (16-of-58).
Senior guard Laura
Sario (Espoo, Finland) tied Brown for the game high with
17 points. Junior forward Laura
Franceski (Moscow, Pa.) recorded her first double-double
of the season with 11 points and 11 rebounds while sophomore
Carter (Naperville, Ill.) scored 10 points. Senior center
Kurpniece (Riga, Latvia) grabbed a season-high 10 rebounds
to go along with six points.
Binghamton hosts La Salle on Saturday at 2 p.m.