Release: December 21, 2009
Contact: David O'Brian (firstname.lastname@example.org)
women's basketball loses 67-59 to Sacred Heart
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
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.