Immediate Release: February 21, 2007
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Women's basketball falls to Stony Brook 71-62
VESTAL, N.Y.--Senior guard Mykeema Ford scored a game-high 28 points as Stony Brook (15-10, 11-2 AE) emerged victorious over Binghamton (10-16, 6-7 AE) 71-62 in an America East Conference game on Wednesday night at the Events Center. The loss snaps the Bearcats' two-game winning streak as well as its four-game winning streak on their home floor.
Ford, who leads the America East Conference in scoring, scored 18 of her points in the second half. The Seawolves were up by just 29-28 at the break but never relinquished the advantage in the second half. In the final 1:39 of the game, Ford converted all four of her free throw attempts to seal the win.
Senior guard Kelly Watson added 14 points, senior forward Jessica Smith, who ranks second in the conference in scoring, netted 12 points and senior guard Leah Getz added 10 points.
Binghamton fell behind 10-0 in the opening five minutes but fought back to take a 23-21 lead with 3:52 left in the first half. From there, the two teams went back and fourth before Watson scored the final points of the first half with 49 seconds remaining.
The Bearcats were led by Junior Brianna Thompson (Chehalis, Wash) who scored 14 points, including 12 in the second half. Junior Laine Kurpniece (Riga, Latvia) scored 10 points, marking the eighth-consecutive game she has achieved that feat.
The Bearcats host defending champion Hartford on Saturday at 3 p.m.
Game Notes: Ford was named Stony Brook's player of the game while Thompson collected the honor for Binghamton.
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