Release: January 16, 2010
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women's basketball loses 70-65 to Hartford
VESTAL, N.Y.-- Junior Mary Silva
drained three three-pointers in the final 4:09, leading Hartford
(13-3, 4-0 AE) to a 70-65 come-from-behind win over Binghamton
(5-12, 1-3 AE) in an America East women's basketball game on
Saturday afternoon at the Events Center. The game, which was
televised regionally, marked the 11th straight time the Hawks
have beaten the Bearcats.
Hartford trailed 52-50 with 4:09 left in regulation when Silva
drained a three pointer, giving them the lead for good. Binghamton
failed to score on its next possession and Silva converted another
three pointer with 3:10 left to go. Senior guard Darrryl
Peterson cut the deficit to 56-54 with 2:54 remaining but
Silva answered with her third straight three pointer, giving
the Hawks the cushion they'd need down the stretch.
"This is a tough loss for us," head coach Nicole Scholl
said. "I thought we played hard but Hartford hit the shots
they had to at the end of the game."
Sophomore point guard Andrea
Holmes led Binghamton with 22 points, marking the seventh
time in her career that she has reached the 20-point mark in
scoring. Senior guard Erica
Carter added 19 points while junior guard Jackie
Ward chipped in 11 points. Sophomore forward Viive
Rebane grabbed a game-high nine rebounds.
Carter scored 13 of her points in the first half as Binghamton
took a 32-30 lead at the break. From there, the lead swung back
and fourth until the Bearcats took a 52-48 lead with 5:59 left
in the second half. In the ensuing five minutes, however, Silva's
heroics led a 14-2 Hartford run that sealed the game.
Binghamton heads to UMBC on Monday for a 7 p.m. game.
NOTES: Silva and Holmes were the America East Players
of the Game ... Carter now has 976 career points. She needs 24
points to become the 12th player in program history to reach
the 1,000 point mark for her career.