Release: February 21, 2009
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basketball beats Maine 66-46
game-high 17 points, leading Binghamton (11-15, 6-7 AE) to a
66-46 win over Maine (4-22, 2-11 AE) on Saturday afternoon at
the Events Center. The win snapped the Bearcats' three-game losing
Peterson tied her career high in points and with nine rebounds,
just missing her first career double-double. She also finished
with four steals. Senior center Laura
added 12 points and a game-high five blocks.
Up by just 19-17 with 3:43 left in the first half, the Bearcats
went on a 7-0 run to go up 26-17 with 1:01 remaining before the
break. In the second half, Binghamton came out smoking, going
up 36-19 in the opening 4:17. Peterson had eight of her points
during that run.
Maine pulled to within 37-29 at the 12:01 mark and kept the deficit
at around 10 points for the next eight minutes. The backbreaking
spurt for the Bearcats, however, was an 11-0 blitz in a span
of 2:19 which made the score 66-43 with 1:14 left in regulation.
Freshman guard Andrea
was held scoreless, attempting just seven shots, but she still
played a significant factor in the game. She dished out six assists,
grabbed five rebounds and recorded a career-high six steals.
Maine was led by Tanna Ross, who scored a team-high 12 points.
Binghamton hosts UMBC next Saturday at 2 p.m. in its regular
season home finale.
NOTES: Peterson and Ross were the America East Players
of the Game ... Holmes' six steals is the highest total turned
in by a Binghamton player since Jen Blues also had six steals
against New Hampshire on Jan. 7, 2006 ... Franceski now has 12
career games with five or more blocks. With 211 career blocks
she is 25 rejections shy of Leah Truncale (1998-02), who holds
the school record with 236.