Release: February 17, 2011
Contact: David O'Brian (firstname.lastname@example.org)
BU women's basketball falls 55-37 to Hartford
limited to 24 percent shooting, drop second straight home game
VESTAL, N.Y.-- Visiting Hartford (12-14, 9-4 AE) held Binghamton
(16-10, 9-4 AE) to 11 field goals and 24.4 percent shooting en
route to a 55-37 win in an America East women's basketball game
on Thursday night at the Events Center. The loss is the second
straight home setback for the Bearcats.
Mary Silvia finished with a team-high 13 points while Ilicia
Mathis added 11 points. The Hawk duo combined to go 6-for-11
from beyond the three-point arc.
Binghamton was led by junior point guard Andrea
Holmes, who netted a game-high 14 points and junior forward
Viive Rebane, who grabbed a game-high
14 rebounds, included 10 alone in the first half.
Clinging to a 22-21 lead with under a minute left in the opening
half, the Hawks turned to Silvia, who drained a three-pointer
with 37 seconds remaining. In the opening four minutes in the
second half, Silvia had five more points as Hartford took a 32-22
The decisive Hartford spurt of the game was a 9-0 run in a span
of 3:57 which stretched its advantage to 41-24 with 12:04 left
in regulation. Silvia hit a three pointer and Mathis added a
layup during that stretch.
It was defense, however, that decided the game in the final 20
minutes. In addition to outscoring the host squad 30-16, Hartford
surrendered just four field goals and limited the Bearcats to
just 19 percent shooting (4-of-21).
"I thought we came out in the first half and got some good
looks but we weren't able to make the shots," head coach
Nicole Scholl said. "Give Hartford credit with the way they
played in the second half. They were great defensively."
Binghamton heads to Albany on Sunday for a 2 p.m. game.
NOTES: Silvia and Holmes were named the America East Players
of the Game, sponsored by Security Mutual Life.