For Immediate Release: December 21, 2009
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Binghamton women's basketball loses 67-59 to Sacred Heart

Box Score

VESTAL, N.Y.--Kiley Evans scored 15 of her game-high 24 points in the second half, leading Sacred Heart (7-3) to a 67-59 win over Binghamton (2-8) in a non-conference women's basketball game on Monday night at the Events Center. The loss was the third straight setback for the Bearcats, who are now winless in five home games this season.

The Pioneers, who have won two of the last four Northeast Conference (NEC) titles, shot an even 51 percent from the floor (25-of-59). It marked the second-best shooting performance against the Bearcats this season, trailing only the 51.4 percent effort by Syracuse back on Nov. 22.

Binghamton fought back from an early 15-4 deficit to pull within 30-29 just 1:17 into the second half. A 7-0 blitz by Sacred Heart in the ensuing 3:08, however, pushed the lead back up to 37-29. Evans had four points during than span.

Sacred Heart built their lead up to as high as 54-42 on a layup by Lindsey Gibson with 7:47 remaining in regulation. The Bearcats kept chipping away at the lead and pulled to within 65-59 with 28 seconds left on a pair of free throws by sophomore center Emma Cronk. Evans, however, sank two free throws on the ensuing possession to ice the game.

Senior guard Erica Carter netted a team-high 16 points for the Bearcats. She went 7-of-9 from the field and nailed two of her four three-point attempts. In addition, Carter blocked a career-high three shots.

Callan Taylor added 15 points and nine rebounds in the winning effort. Alisa Apo chipped in 12 points and added four assists.

Binghamton heads to the Fordham Holiday Classic, which will be held next Monday and Tuesday.

NOTE: Carter was named the America East Player of the Game ... sophomore point guard Andrea Holmes, who leads the conference in assists per game, dished out seven assists against Sacred Heart ... senior guard Darryll Peterson tied Taylor for the game high with nine rebounds.

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