For Immediate Release: January 31, 2007
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Bearcats fall to conference leading Stony Brook 64-57 in women's basketball
Stony Brook's Mykeema Ford nets 27 points

Box Score

STONY BROOK, N.Y.- Senior guard Mykeema Ford posted a game-high 27 points on 8-of-17 shooting, leading Stony Brook (11-9, 7-1 AE) to a 64-57 victory over Binghamton (7-14, 3-5 AE) in an America East Conference women's basketball game on Wednesday evening at the SBU Sports Complex. With the win, the Seawolves remain tied with Hartford for the best record in the conference.

After leading most of the game, Stony Brook overcame a 48-44 Binghamton lead with 7:38 remaining in the game as they mounted an 8-0 run over the next 2:13 to take a 52-48 lead with 5:25 to play. The Bearcats would close to within two points three times over the next 3:29 but would get no closer as the Seawolves went 6-of-6 from the line in the final 1:32, including 4-of-4 from Ford, to ice the seven-point victory.

In addition to Ford's 27 points, senior center Jessica Smith recorded 15 points and a game-high 11 rebounds to go along with four steals and three assists and senior guard Kelly Watson added nine points on the night. Ford finished 9-of-12 from the foul line

Junior forward Laine Kurpniece (Riga, Lativa) led the Bearcats with 16 points while junior forward Brianna Thompson (Chehalis, Wash.) added 15 points on 7-of-10 shooting. Junior guard Laura Sario (Espoo, Finland) finished with 13 points and five rebounds.

Binghamton continues its three-game road trip when they travel to Albany for a 5:15 p.m. contest on February 3.

Game Notes: Laine Kurpniece was named Player of the Game for Binghamton while Mykeema Ford collected the honor for Stony Brook.

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