Immediate Release: February 12, 2006
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Binghamton women's basketball struggles early, loses 68-53 at Stony Brook
STONY BROOK, N.Y.-- Junior guard Mykeema Ford scored a game-high 21 points, leading Stony Brook (14-7, 7-3 AE) to a 68-53 win over Binghamton (13-9, 6-5 AE) in an America East conference women's basketball game on Sunday afternoon at the Stony Brook Sports Complex. The loss is the Bearcats' third setback in the past four games and knocks them into a tie fourth place in the America East Conference.
"Stony Brook jumped on us early and we did not execute," head coach Rich Conover said. "Our lack of execution and lack of energy was not a good combination on the road."
Senior guard Jen Blues (Overland Park, Kan.) led the Bearcats with a team-high 15 points. She now ranks ninth all-time in school history with 965 career points, surpassing Alicia Koppenhoefer (1994-98), who scored 954 career points.
Stony Brook opened up an 18-9 lead in the first seven minutes of the game but the Bearcats forced the Seawolves to call time out when they went on a 13-7 run in the ensuing six minutes to trim the deficit to 25-22. From there, however, Stony Brook responded with an 11-0 run in a span of three minutes to take a 36-22 lead with 4:22 left until halftime. The Seawolves led 39-25 at the break.
In the second half, the Seawolves kept rolling and built a 52-32 in the opening 6:30. The Bearcats could not get within 15 points the rest of the way.
The Bearcats shot just 37.5 percent for the game (21-of-56).
Binghamton returns home for a 7 p.m. game against Boston on Wednesday.
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