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For Immediate Release: February 26, 2011
Contact: David O'Brian (dobrian@binghamton.edu)
Phone: 607-777-6478

BU women's basketball concludes regular season with 54-37 loss at Stony Brook
Bearcats to carry No. 3 seed into America East Tournament

Box Score

STONY BROOK, N.Y.-- Juanita Cochran had 22 points and Sam Landers added 13 points, leading Stony Brook (6-22, 3-13) to a 54-37 win over Binghamton (18-11, 11-5 AE) in an America East women's basketball game on Saturday afternoon at Pritchard Gym. The Bearcats' loss, coupled with Boston University's win over Vermont, means that the they will carry the No. 3 seed into the upcoming America East Tournament. Binghamton will meet No. 6 New Hampshire in a quarterfinal matchup on Friday at 2:35 p.m. in Hartford.

Cochran had 11 points and Landers netted 10 points in the opening 20 minutes as the Seawolves opened up a 28-21 lead. Binghamton was undone by 13 turnovers and hit just nine field goal attempts in the first half.

Things got no batter for the Bearcats after the half, as they scored only six points in the opening 10 minutes. Cochran, meanwhile, had seven more points during that span and Landers drained a three pointer as the Seawolves opened up a 44-27 lead.

From there, Binghamton managed just three field goals the rest of the game.

Playing in her final regular-season game, senior guard Jackie Ward scored a team-high 16 points for Binghamton. Junior forward Viive Rebane finished with seven points and a team-high 11 rebounds.

Tamiel Murray grabbed a game-high 13 rebounds for Stony Brook.

The Bearcats were playing in their first game without starting point guard Andrea Holmes. She suffered a season-ending ACL injury to her left knee during the second half of Thursday's game against Boston Universtiy.

NOTES: Binghamton and New Hampshire last met in the America East Tournament back in the 2002 quarterfinals. With both teams carrying the same seeds as this year, the Wildcats took a 58-53 decision. Current Bearcat assistant coach Sarah Cartmill scored a game-high 26 points in what would be her final collegiate game.

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