For Immediate Release: November 17, 2007
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Women's basketball loses 58-53 at St. Bonaventure

Box Score

OLEAN, N.Y.-- Sophomore forward Dana Mitchell finished with a game-high 22 points, leading unbeaten St. Bonaventure (4-0) to a 58-53 win over Binghamton (0-2) in a non-conference women's basketball game at the Elmira BC Arena on Saturday afternoon. The Bearcats have now lost their first two games by a combined total of just seven points.

Senior guard Laura Sario (Espoo, Finland) netted a game-high 13 points for the4 Bearcats while junior forward Laura Franceski (Moscow, Pa.) chipped in 12 points.

The Bonnies took a 31-16 halftime advantage but the Bearcats clawed to within 45-41 on a layup by Franceski with 4:53 remaining in regulation. It was a 5-0 swing in a span of 1:06, however, that gave St. Bonaventure a 57-47 cushion with 44 seconds left to go.

Binghamton heads to Canisius for a 7 p.m. game on Tuesday.

NOTES: Saturday's game marked a reunion between Binghamton and former standout Sarah Cartmill, who is now an assistant coach with the Bonnies. The 2002 America East Conference Player of the Year, Cartmill ranks second all time in Binghamton history with 1,836 career points.

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