Release: February 23, 2008
Contact: David O'Brian (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Binghamton women's basketball rallies for 64-57 win over Maine
Senior center Laine
(Riga, Latvia) scored 17 of her game-high 21 points in the second
half, leading Binghamton (9-16, 7-5 AE) to a 64-57 win over Maine
(7-19, 4-9 AE) on Saturday afternoon at the Events Center. The
Bearcats have now won two of their past three games.
With 6:37 left in regulation, things looked grim for the Bearcats,
who were trailing 46-40. Over the ensuing 4:40, however, Binghamton
went on a game-changing 17-0 run to take a commanding 57-46 lead.
Kurpniece scored nine of her points during that span, grabbed
a rebound and recorded a pair of steals. Senior guard Laura Sario (Espoo, Finland),
who finished with 12 points, chipped in five points during the
The Black Bears pulled to within 58-52 with 1:35 remaining but
sophomore guard Muffy
(Cedar Rapids, Iowa) went 6-for-6 at the free throw line in the
final 1:16 to ice the victory.
Binghamton struggled in the first half and trailed 20-18 at the
break. In the opening 4:25 of the second half, the situation
got even worse as Maine went on a 12-6 run to go up 32-22. Junior
forward Colleen Kilmurray, who had a team-high 14 points, capped
the spurt with a three pointer, prompting the Bearcats to call
a time out.
Coming out of the time out, the Bearcats chipped away at the
deficit, pulling to within 43-40 with 7:05 left to go. Senior
guard Kris Younan, however, nailed a three-point shot at the
6:37 mark, which appeared to pad the lead for Maine. The Black
Bears made only three field goals the rest of the game.
Senior guard Juta
(Helsinki, Finland) and sophomore guard Erica Carter (Naperville, Ill.)
each added 10 points. Jahilo has now reached double figures in
three consecutive games while Carter's double-figure scoring
streak improves to eight consecutive contests.
Younan added 13 points for Maine.
Binghamton heads to Stony Brook on Wednesday for a 7 p.m. game.
NOTES: The 10-point deficit for Binghamton represents
its largest comeback win of the season ... Kurpniece and Kilmurray
were named the America East Players of the Game ... Kurpniece
now has 1,113 career points. She is the eighth player in school
history to surpass the 1,100-point mark in scoring. Sario ranks
ninth with 1,032 career points.