Release: December 19, 2009
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women's basketball loses 68-52 to Miami
VESTAL, N.Y.--Riquina Williams
poured in a game-high 28 points and Shenise Johnson added 20
points, powering Miami (8-2) to a 68-52 win over Binghamton (2-7)
on Saturday afternoon at the Events Center. The game marked the
second straight season that the Bearcats have squared off against
the ACC program.
Williams, who came into the game ranked sixth in the nation with
23.6 points per game, scored 24 of her points in the first half,
as the Hurricanes raced out to a 46-23 lead. She went 9-for-16
from the field during the first 20 minutes and drained four three
While Williams was held in check during the second half, Johnson
had 10 points and five rebounds during that stretch. Johnson
also finished the game with eight rebounds, trailing only teammate
Morgan Stroman who finished with 10 rebounds.
For Binghamton, senior Erica
Carter netted a team-best 17 points. She went 6-of-12 from
the field and was 5-of-8 from beyond the three-point line. Sophomore
Rebane added 11 points while sophomore point guard Andrea
Holmes finished with nine points and six assists.
Despite the rough first half, Binghamton got to within 55-40
with 10:05 left in regulation. The ensuing three minutes of action
were scoreless but back-to-back three pointers by Stefanie Yderstrom
and Johnson gave the Hurricanes the cushion they needed to close
out the game.
Binghamton stays at home on Monday, when it faces Sacred Heart
at 7 p.m.
NOTE: Carter was named the America East Player of the