Immediate Release: November 14, 2006
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rallies in second half but falls to Sacred Heart 57-53 in season
N.Y. -- Down by as many as 21 points, Binghamton (0-1) staged
a furious rally, only to fall short against defending Noartheast
Conference champion Sacred Heart (1-1) 57-53 in a non-conference
women's basketball game on Tuesday night at the Events Center.
The visiting Pioneers are the first of five opponents the Bearcats
host this season that reached the post season last year.
"We are disappointed with the outcome," head coach
Rich Conover said. "We certainly played better as the game
went on but Sacred Heart is a very good team."
Senior forward Jasmine Walker scored a game-high 15 points and
grabbed five rebounds. Senior guard Amanda Pape added 12 points
and a team-high eight rebounds.
The Bearcats placed three players in double-figures. Senior guard
Rebecka Lindgren (Oskarshamn, Sweden) finished with a
team-high 12 points, sophomore forward Laura Franceski (Moscow,
Pa.) added a career-high 11 points as well as seven rebounds
while junior guard Laura Sario (Espoo, Finland) chipped
in 10 points. Junior center Laine Kurpniece (Riga, Latvia)
scored nine points and grabbed a game-high nine rebounds.
Binghamton led 10-8 with 12:00 remaining in the first half. In
the ensuing portion of the first half, however, Sacred Heart
went on a 26-6 run to take a 34-16 lead at the break.
Down 51-36 with 8:18 remaining, the Bearcats went on a 10-0 run
pull to within 51-46 with four minutes remaining. The visiting
Pioneers, however, kept it a two-possession game the remainder
of the way.
Binghamton heads to the Florida Atlantic Tip-Off Classic this
weekend, where they will square off against Winthrop on Friday
and Akron on Saturday. Both games start at 5 p.m. EST.
NOTE: Rebecka Lindgren was named the Binghamton Player
of the Game.