Release: January 31, 2009
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basketball wins 62-49 at Maine
ORONO, Maine-- Senior Laura
Franceski scored a season-high 22 points, grabbed a game-high
11 rebounds and tied a school record with eight blocks, powering
Binghamton (9-11, 4-3 AE) to a 62-49 win at Maine (2-18, 0-7
AE) on Saturday afternoon at Alfond Arena. The victory was the
second straight for the Bearcats as well as their third in the
past four outings.
Franceski came within two blocks of becoming just the second
Binghamton player in program history to record a triple-double.
She did, however, tie the school record set by Leah Truncale,
who blocked eight shots against Morehead State on Nov. 24, 2001.
Franceski now has four career double-doubles as well as 206 career
"Laura did a great job and as the game win on, the outside
players recognized that and did a good job in getting her the
ball," head coach Nicole Scholl said. "It's great to
get a conference win on the road."
Nursing a 25-23 halftime lead, the Bearcats hit 18 of their 27
shots after the break. With 7:43 remaining, Binghamton had built
a 54-34 cushion. Franceski had 13 of her points and seven rebounds
in the second half.
Junior guard Muffy
Sadler added nine points while freshman point guard Andrea
Holmes had eight points, four rebounds, five assists and
two steals. Freshman Viive
Rebane also scored eight points, grabbed six rebounds and
had a career high four assists while junior guard Darryll
Peterson recorded a team-high four steals.
Maine was led by Kristin Baker, who scored 14 points.
Binghamton hosts Vermont on
Wednesday at 7 p.m.
NOTES: The lone triple double in Binghamton program history
was recorded by Marlo Foley against Elmira College on Jan. 31,
1992. She had 14 points, 10 assists and 10 steals ... Binghamton
won for just the second time in eight trips to Alfond Arena.
It's last win was a 66-56 decision on Jan. 4, 2006 ... Franceski
has now reached the 20-point mark twice in her career.