Release: December 2, 2009
Contact: David O'Brian (firstname.lastname@example.org)
women's basketball wins 76-70 in overtime at Siena
LOUDONVILLE, N.Y.-- Junior guard
Jackie Ward poured in a career-high 26 points and sophomore
point guard Andrea Holmes added 21 points, leading Binghamton
(1-4) to a 76-70 win over Siena (0-6) in a non-conference women's
basketball game on Wednesday night at the Alumni Recreation Center.
The game was televised regionally by Time Warner Sports.
Ward scored 20 of her points after halftime and wound up hitting
a career-high 10 field goals to go along with six rebounds, three
assists and a pair of steals. Holmes, meanwhile, added a season-high
eight assists as well as four rebounds and three steals.
Senior guard Erica Carter added 13 points and senior forward
Theodora Panteli grabbed a career-high 12 rebounds to
go along with six points.
Binghamton broke a 22-22 halftime tie by going on a 15-0 blitz
in the opening 4:35 of the second half. Ward punctuated the run
with a three pointer.
Siena, however, kept chipping away at the deficit, getting to
within 55-52 with just over three minutes remaining. Holmes responded
by hitting a pair of free throws and Ward nailed another three
pointer, extending the lead to 60-52 with 2:25 left.
The Saints refused to go quietly and tied the game when Sarah
Fullmer sank a pair of free throws with 18 seconds left in the
second half. Holmes was fouled coming back up the court and hit
both free throws with 13.9 seconds to go. Siena, however, deadlocked
the game with 1.9 seconds remaining when Centeno made two free
throws to force overtime.
Things looked grim for the Bearcats when Siena went up 66-62
just 30 seconds into overtime. Ward, however, nailed a three
pointer and sophomore forward Viive Rebane made a layup,
giving the Bearcats a 67-66 lead.
Lindenmann put Siena up 68-67 with 2:20 left but the Bearcats
hit nine free throws the rest of the game to seal the win.
Binghamton returns home to host Niagara on Saturday at 2 p.m.
NOTE: The last time a pair of Binghamton players scored
20 points in the same game was on Jan 18, 2009, when the Bearcats
beat Stony Brook 91-86. Holmes had 32 points while Carter added