For Immediate Release: December 16, 2007
Contact: David O'Brian (
Phone: 607-777-6478

Women's basketball defeats Colgate 74-26

Box Score

VESTAL, N.Y.- Senior guard Laura Sario (Espoo, Finland) scored a game-high 17 points while sophomore guard Erica Carter (Naperville, Ill.) had 14 points and a career-high 12 rebounds, leading Binghamton (2-8) to a 74-26 win over Colgate (1-9) at the Events Center on Sunday afternoon. The victory snapped the Bearcats' three-game losing streak and marked the first of five consecutive games they will play at home.

The 48-point margin of victory is the largest in Binghamton's Division I history, eclipsing the Bearcats' 35-point margin of victory at Vermont on March 4, 2006 (84-49). In addition, the 26 points allowed is the fewest in Binghamton's history, surpassing the 29 points against Northeastern on Jan 21, 2004.

Up 9-7 with 16:09 left in the first half, Binghamton went on a 20-0 run to close out the opening 20 minutes of play. The seven points allowed by Binghamton in a half is the fewest in its Division I history, breaking the old mark of 13 points against Maine on Jan. 10, 2007. The Raiders shot 2-for-27 (7.4 percent) in the first half.

In the opening 5:25 of the second half, Binghamton went on an 18-4 run to take a 47-13 advantage. The final Bearcat blitz of the afternoon was a 10-0 run in a span of 2:35 that stretched their lead to 62:17 with 7:11 remaining.

Sami Kozlowski led Colgate with 10 points.

Binghamton hosts Lehigh on Friday at 7 p.m.

NOTES: Carter's double-double is the first of her career ... senior center
Laine Kurpniece (Riga, Latvia) tied a career high with five assists to go along with eight points ... junior forward Laura Franceski (Moscow, Pa.) blocked four shots, giving her 100 for her career.

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