Immediate Release: November 22, 2006
Contact: Anthony G. Naglieri (email@example.com)
women's basketball tops Fairleigh Dickinson 53-49
records double-double, Sario scores a team-high 16 to pace Bearcats
N.Y.-- Junior forward Brianna Thompson
recorded her first career double-double with 13 points and a
career-high 14 rebounds and junior guard Laura
Sario (Espoo, Finland) added a team-high 16 points leading
Binghamton (2-2) to a 53-49 victory over Fairleigh Dickinson
(1-3) in a non-conference women's basketball game Wednesday afternoon
from the Events Center.
Trailing 46-37, Fairleigh Dickinson stemmed a 8:27 drought from
the floor and used a 12-3 surge to draw even at 49-49 with just
57 seconds to play. With the contest deadlocked for the first
time since the opening tip, sophomore Laura
Franceski (Moscow, Pa.) stepped up to the line and connected
on 1-of-2 free throws to put the Bearcats back ahead by one.
FDU had a potential go-ahead three-pointer rim out on its next
possession, giving way to senior guard Shea
Kenny (Miller Place, N.Y.), who calmly drained a pair of
free throws in the final seconds to ice the BU victory.
"A win is a win," said head coach Rich Conover. "We
had some lapses that allowed them to get back in the game at
the end. That being said, it's nice to get on the right side
of the ledger."
Sario shot 7-of-14 (50%) from the field to lead three Bearcats
in double figures and added six rebounds while senior guard Rebecka Lindgren (Oskarshamn, Sweden)
scored in double-digits for her fourth straight contest, finishing
with a team-high 12 points.
BU led from wire-to-wire in the first half, leading by as many
as 12 points. Despite outshooting the visiting Knights (46.2-30),
the Bearcats struggled to take care of the ball, committing 14
first-half turnovers, and held only a modest 27-21 advantage
at the break.
Fairleigh Dickinson was led by Jennifer Walkling, who scored
a game-high 20 points and added eight rebounds.
Binghamton hosts Liberty on Saturday at 1 p.m.