Release: November 16, 2010
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women's basketball cruises 66-50 in home opener over Canisius
pours in game-high 28 points, while Swain adds second straight
VESTAL, N.Y.-- Junior point guard Andrea
Holmes netted a game-high 28 points, leading Binghamton (1-1)
to a 66-50 victory over the Canisius Golden Griffins (0-2) in
the home opener at the Events Center Tuesday. Freshman guard
Swain followed her collegiate debut of 18 points and 11 rebounds
with another double-double in her second contest as a Bearcat.
The Bearcats earned their first win over Canisius since 2005,
when they defeated the Golden Griffins 93-86 in overtime.
Holmes connected on 8-of-19 field goal attempts and added three
assists and five steals to lead the Bearcats. Swain, who earned
America East Rookie of the Week accolades for a double-double
in her collegiate debut, posted 15 points and 12 rebounds as
an encore presentation. The last time a Bearcat recorded consecutive
double-doubles was last year on January 9th by Viive
Rebane (13 pts., 10 reb.). Rebane, a junior forward, narrowly
missed her seventh career double-double with nine points and
Back-to-back layups by sophomore forward Kara
Elofson and Rebane to start the game, followed by one of
Holmes' six 3-pointers sparked an early 7-0 run out of the gate
and the Bearcats never looked back. Binghamton never trailed
in the contest and built a lead as large as 20 points with 6:03
remaining in the second half.
BU only managed to shoot 33% from the floor, but atoned for a
mediocre shooting performance by dominating the offensive and
defensive glass. The Bearcats outrebounded Canisius 49-29 and
tallied 23 offensive rebounds to complement 26 on the defensive
side. For the second straight game, BU was effective from the
free-throw line as they knocked down 15-of-19 attempts for a
79% shooting percentage.
Only six players logged minutes in the 62-59 overtime loss to
St. Bonaventure on Friday. Eight Bearcats saw the floor in the
home opener, although only the starting five contributed to the
scoring column as they registered all 66 points Tuesday night.
Andrea Holmes was selected as the America East Player of the
Game sponsored by Security Mutual life.
Binghamton takes on Rider University Saturday at 2 p.m. in a