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For Immediate Release: January 15, 2011
Contact: David O'Brian (dobrian@binghamton.edu)
Phone: 607-777-6478

BU women's basketball wins 78-52 at Maine
Holmes finishes with 20 points, seven rebounds and nine assists

Box Score

ORONO, Maine-- Junior point guard Andrea Holmes had 20 points, nine assists and seven rebounds, leading Binghamton (10-7, 3-1 AE) to a 78-52 win over Maine (3-14, 1-4 AE) on Saturday afternoon at Alfond Arena. The victory is the fourth in the past five games for the Bearcats.

Junior forward Viive Rebane, senior guard Jackie Ward and junior guard Orla O'Reilly each added 12 points. As a team, Binghamton shot 46.9 percent for the game (33-of-69) and tallied 21 assists.

"I was glad we were able to respeond after the tough loss on Wednesday at UMBC," head coach Nicole Scholl said. "We came out very strong and never looked back."

Holmes scored 13 of her points in the opening 20 minutes as the Bearcats took a 37-19 lead at the half. The key run was an 25-6 blitz in a span of 8:57 which put Binghamton up 35-12 with 3:50 to go. The Bearcats nailed five of their 10 three-point attempts and held the Black Bears to 24 percent shooting (8-of-32).

Showing no signs of slowing down after the break, Binghamton led by as many as 72-38 with 7:33 left in regulation. The Bearcats shot 59 percent during the final 20 minutes of play (16-of-27).

Binghamton heads to Hartford for a 7 p.m. game on Monday.

NOTES: The 78 points is the most scored by the Bearcats since its 78-61 win at New Hampshire on Feb. 25, 2010 ... with 956 career points, Holmes moves into 13th place all time in program history. In the game against Maine she passed Alicia Koppenhoefer (1994-98), who finished her career with 954 points. Holmes has now reached the 20-point mark in scoring twice in the past three games.

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