Immediate Release: December 2, 2005
first half saw a series of runs. Led by Kurpniece's 11 first-half
points, the Bearcats jumped out to an early 26-15 lead. Marshall,
however, would respond with a surge of their own, outscoring
Binghamton by a 13-1 margin over the next 4:51 to grab a 28-27
lead. The Bearcats than bounced backed to take a 32-30 advantage
into the locker room.
Binghamton would trail by as many as six points in the final period and were behind 49-48 with under seven minutes to play, when a Shea Kenny three-pointer ignited the Bearcats on a 19-7 run to grab a commanding 67-56 lead. The decisive surge spanned a total of 6:21 and was spearheaded by the marksmenship of guard Shea Kenny, who was perfect from downtown, connecting on three consecutive three-point field goals.
The Bearcats shot 50% from the floor, including 9-of-19 from long range and were equally as impressive at the charity stripe, where they hit on 20-of-25 attempts.
Marshall was led by senior guard Sikeetha Shephard-Hall, who tallied a game-high 20 points. Junor forward Crystal Champion added 11 points and seven rebounds for the Thundering Herd.
Binghamton plays their second game in as many nights on Saturday when they travel to Morehead, Ky. to take on the Lady Eagles of Morehead State University.
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