For Immediate Release: January 4, 2010
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Binghamton women's basketball defeats Cornell 74-42

Box Score

VESTAL, N.Y.-- Sophomore forward Viive Rebane and junior guard Jackie Ward each scored a game-high 16 points, leading Binghamton (4-9) to a 74-42 win over Cornell (5-7) in a non-conference women's basketball game on Monday night at the Events Center. The game, which marked the Bearcats' second win in their last three outings, was their final non-conference matchup of the season.

The 32-point margin of victory is the largest for the Bearcats since they defeated Colgate 74-26 on Dec. 16, 2007 at the Events Center. Against Cornell on Monday, Binghamton also shot a season-best 47.4 percent from the floor (27-of-57) and was 83 percent from the free throw line (15-of-18).

Rebane scored 12 of her points in the first half as the Bearcats jumped out to a 32-17 lead at the break. Cornell led 8-6 with 11:13 remaining in the first half before the Bearcats went on a 13-0 run in a span of 4:40 to take a 19-8 lead. Rebane had four of her points during that span.

Ward, meanwhile, netted 13 of her points in the second half. She scored the opening five points, giving Binghamton a 37-17 cushion with 18:39 remaining in regulation. The Bearcats big run in the final 20 minutes was an 11-0 blitz in a span of 1:46 which increased the lead to 66-38 with 5:06 left to go.

Rebane tied her career high in scoring, equaling the total she recorded against Albany on Jan. 10, 2009. She also finished with six rebounds, two assists, two steals and tied a career high with three blocks. Rebane was named the America East Player of the Game.

Ward also ended up with five rebounds and five assists. She nailed a pair of three pointers and was 6-for-6 from the free throw line.

Also finishing in double figures for Binghamton was sophomore guard Orla O'Reilly, who had 15 points, three assists and three steals and senior guard Erica Carter, who added 12 points. Sophomore point guard Andrea Holmes ended up with six points, nine rebounds, five assists and a pair of steals.

Cornell was led in scoring by Lauren Benson, who scored 11 points.

Binghamton opens up America East play on Thursday night against defending regular season champion Boston University at 7 p.m. at the Events Center.

NOTES: Carter now has 932 career points and ranks 13th all time in program history. Against Cornell, she surpassed Reagan Stevens (1993-97) who had 923 career points. Carter is currently 20 points away from tying Alicia Koppenhoefer (1994-98) for 12th place all time ... in the past three games, Rebane has averaged 12.3 points and 8.7 rebounds per contest ... O'Reilly has now reached double figures in scoring two straight games ... Holmes is now averaging 6.0 rebounds per contest, something no Binghamton player has done since Stephanie Rom during the 1995-96 campaign.

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