For Immediate Release: January 9, 2005
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Binghamton women's basketball defeats Cornell 75-60 in final non-conference game

Box Score

VESTAL, N.Y.-- Using a 30-8 run to start the second half, Binghamton (9-4) defeated Cornell (3-10) 75-60 on Monday night at the Events Center in its final non-conference game of the season. The win was the Bearcats' sixth in their last seven outings.

Binghamton shot a season-high 60.0 percent from the field, including 70.0 percent in the second half, and all 11 players were in the scoring column. Sophomore center Laine Kurpniece (Riga, Latvia) had a game-high 15 points, senior guard Jen Blues (Overland Park, Kan.) added 14 points and senior guard Rachel Laws (Wyncote, Pa.) chipped in 10 points.

Jeomi Maduka led Cornell with 15 points. Shanna Scarselletta added 14 points.

"We played very well defensively in the second half," head coach Rich Conover said. "The reason we shot the ball so well is because the defense set up a lot of good scoring opportunities."

The Bearcats were up 37-32 at the break but a basket by Maduka trimmed the lead to three points just 24 seconds into the second half. From there, however, the Bearcats went on a 15-0 run in a span of 4:05 to take a 52-34 advantage with 15:01 left to go.

Things kept going the Bearcats way as a 9-2 run in a span of 2:49 increased the lead to 67-40 with 9:40 left to go.

Binghamton hosts Stony Brook on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

NOTES: In its 27 baskets, Binghamton registered 21 assists ... Binghamton finishes its non-conference schedule 7-4 a year after going 1-8 against non-conference foes ... Blues has now reached double figures in her last five games and has averaged 12.4 points during that span ... sophomore guard Laura Sario (Espoo, Finland) had a season-high six assists while junior guard Shea Kenny (Miller Place, N.Y.) tied a season-high with five assists ... senior forward Jen Haubrich (Bow, N.H.) did not play due to an ankle sprain she sustained against New Hampshire on Saturday.

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