Release: January 7, 2009
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basketball loses 63-54 at Hartford
WEST HARTFORD, Conn-- Freshman
guard Ilicia Mathis and junior forward Ercia Beverly each netted
15 points, leading Hartford (6-7, 1-0 AE) to a 63-54 win over
Binghamton (6-8, 0-1 AE) in an America East women's basketball
game on Wednesday night at the Chase Family Arena. The game marked
the start of the Bearcats' eighth season in the conference.
"I thought our players did a great job executing our game
plan," head coach Nicole Scholl said. "Unfortunately,
when you come into a place like Hartford, you have to be at least
10 points better than you are to win the game."
For Binghamton, junior guard Erica
Carter scored 15 points, 11 of which came of the first half.
Freshman forward Viive
Rebane chipped in 12 points, 10 of which came in the second
Down 15-7 early in the game, Binghamton went on a 13-6 spurt
to take a 20-19 lead with 7:49 left in the first half. Hartford,
however, answered with an 11-4 run to close the half with a 30-24
In the second half, Binghamton got to within 50-46 with 7:35
remaining on a steal and a layup by freshman forward Viive
Rebane. The Hawks scored the next six points before Rebane
cut the deficit to 54-50 at the three-minute mark.
Junior forward Diana Delva converted a three-point play at the
1:57 mark, extending the lead to 57-50. After Rebane made one
of two free throws, junior forward Erica Beverly iced the game
on a jumper with 45 seconds to go.
returns home for a 2 p.m. game on Saturday against Albany. It
is the Bearcats' first home game since Dec. 10.