For Immediate Release: February 18, 2010
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Binghamton women's basketball loses 72-54 at Hartford

Box Score

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. -- Junior guard Jackie Smith scored a game-high 18 points, leading first-place Hartford (22-3, 13-0 AE) to a 72-54 win over Binghamton (9-18, 5-9 AE) in an America East Conference women's basketball game on Thursday evening at Chase Arena. The game, which was regionally televised, marked the third straight setback for the Bearcats.

Smith was one of three Hartford players to reach double figures in scoring. Senior forward Erica Beverly finished with 15 points, a game-high seven assists and five rebounds while freshman guard Daphne Elliot added 11 points.

For Binghamton, senior forward Darryll Peterson and junior guard Jackie Ward each scored a team-best 16 points. Peterson's total represents her season high.

The Hawks went on an 7-0 run in a span of 2:50 to go up 17-10 with 8:58 left in the first half. Beverly scored back-to-back baskets during that span. Later in the half, Hartford outscored the Bearcats 12-0 over a 3:40 span to go up 33-17 with 3:08 remaining before intermission.

In the second half, the Hawks extended their lead to 59-39 with 7:25 left in regulation. Smith scored 15 of her points in the final 20 minutes of play.

For the game, Hartford shot 51.8 percent, hitting 29-of-56 field goals. In addition, the Hawks made 11 of their 21 three-point field goal attempts.

Binghamton returns home to face Maine on Saturday at 2 p.m.

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