Immediate Release: January 31, 2007
Contact: Joshua J. Darling (firstname.lastname@example.org)
fall to conference leading Stony Brook 64-57 in women's basketball
Brook's Mykeema Ford nets 27 points
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
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.
Kurpniece was named Player of the Game for Binghamton while Mykeema
Ford collected the honor for Stony Brook.