For Immediate Release: November 24, 2009
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Binghamton women's basketball loses 76-62 to Lehigh

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VESTAL, N.Y.-- Erica Prosser scored 12 of her game-high 19 points in the second half, leading Lehigh (4-1) to a 76-62 win over Binghamton (0-3) in a non-conference women's basketball game on Wednesday night at the Events Center. The defending Patriot League champions have now won four consecutive games against the Bearcats.

Nursing a 40-39 lead with 15:41 remaining in the second half, Lehigh went on a 16-2 run in a span of 4:51 to go up 56-41. Prosser nailed a three pointer and sank a pair of foul shots during that run.

From there, the Mountain Hawks maintained at least a 12-point cushion over the remaining 10 minutes of play. In the final 20 minutes, Lehigh went 15-of-27 (55.6 percent) from the field.

Courtney Dentler added 17 points in the winning effort while Emily Gratch chipped in 13 points and Alexa Williams grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds.

For Binghamton sophomore point guard Andrea Holmes had her second straight strong outing, netting a team-high 16 points to go along with seven rebounds, four assists and a season-high five steals. Senior guard Erica Carter and junior guard Jackie Ward each added 14 points. Ward's total represents her career high.

Sophomore forward Viive Rebane nearly pulled off her second career double-double, finishing with eight points and nine rebounds. She also added a block and three assists.

Unlike the previous two games, Binghamton won the rebounding battle 40-38. From the field, however, Binghamton shot just 34.9 percent. In addition, the Bearcats committed 19 turnovers, resulting in 13 Mountain Hawk steals.

Binghamton heads to Canisius on Saturday for a 1 p.m. game.

NOTES: Holmes was named the America East Player of the Game.

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