For Immediate Release: February 20, 2010
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BU women's basketball pushes past Maine with late run 72-62
Carter hits for game-high 22 points, breaks career 3-point record

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VESTAL, N.Y. -- Senior Erica Carter produced six three-pointers and a game-high 22 points to lift Binghamton (10-18, 6-9 AE) to a 72-62 win over Maine (8-19, 4-11 AE) in an America East women's basketball game Saturday afternoon at the Events Center.

In her final collegiate home game in front of 2,003 fans, Carter made 6-of-11 from beyond the arc to break the school's career three-point record. She also sparked a late 14-2 BU run that turned a 54-51 lead into a comfortable 68-53 cushion with 3:16 to play. Carter and junior guard Jackie Ward combined for back-to-back threes to open the run, which spanned 4:44. Carter added another mid-range jumper and Ward collected two free throws, two steals and an assist. Sophomore Sinead O'Reilly had four of her season-high 11 points in the decisive run and produced all 11 points in the pivotal second half.

O'Reilly hit all five of her field goals and added seven rebounds in 14 minutes off the bench. Sophomore point guard Andrea Holmes had 14 points and three assists.

Senior forward Darryll Peterson added a game-high nine rebounds, four points and two steals.

The Bearcats started slowly and trailed 25-17 before closing the first half with a 12-3 run to take a 29-28 lead into intermission. Carter led the charge with eight of the 12 points.

Binghamton plays its final regular-season game at New Hampshire on Thursday.

Carter and Maine's Tanna Ross were named the America East Players of the Game... Carter overtook former Division III All-American and BU Hall of Fame member Bess Greenberg (1997-01) for career threes. Greenberg made 216 in her stellar four-year career`... Carter, Peterson and Theodora Panteli were honored in a pre-game ceremony for Senior Day.

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