Release: January 3, 2011
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women's basketball beats Cornell 65-55
nets game-high 19 points in final non-conference game of the
VESTAL, N.Y.-- Junior point guard Andrea
Holmes scored a game-high 19 points, leading Binghamton (7-6)
to a 65-55 win over Cornell (2-10) in an non-conference women's
basketball game on Monday night at the Events Center. With the
win, the Bearcats clinch their first winning record against non-conference
opponents in five years.
Holmes was one of four Bearcats to score in double figures. Junior
forward Viive Rebane added 12 points,
five rebounds and five assists while freshman guard Jasbriell
Swain added 11 points and 10 rebounds. In her first start
of the season, senior guard Jackie Ward
finished with 10 points. Sophomore forward Kara
Elofson, meanwhile, tied a career high with 12 rebounds.
"It's nice to get a win on our home court heading into conference
play," head coach Nicole Scholl said. "Andrea and Viive
played well tonight and it was good to see Jackie come back."
Starting in place of junior guard Orla
O'Reilly, who was out sick, Ward netted all of her points
in the first half as the Bearcats took a 43-33 lead at the break.
Swain, who now has four double-doubles this season, also scored
all of her points in the opening 20 minutes. The key spurt for
the Bearcats was a 16-4 run in a span of 5:11 which put them
up 39-30 with 2:38 left before halftime.
Holmes, meanwhile, scored 10 of her points in the second half.
After shooting 50 percent in the first half, Binghamton only
shot 33 percent in the second half. The Big Red, however, made
only six field goals in the final 20 minutes.
Clare Fitzpatrick led Cornell with 18 points and Allyson DiMango
added 13 points.
Binghamton opens up conference play against Stony Brook at home
on Thursday at 7 p.m.
NOTES: Holmes was named the America East Player of the
Game, sponsored by Security Mutual Life ... the 2005-06 Bearcat
squad went 7-4 against non-conference opponents.