Release: January 18, 2009
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basketball outlasts Stony Brook 91-86
VESTAL, N.Y.-- Freshman point
Holmes poured in a career-high 32 points, leading Binghamton
to a 91-86 win over Stony Brook on Sunday afternoon at the Events
Center. The game was televised locally by Time Warner Sports.
The 32 points by Holmes represents the first time a Binghamton
player has reached the 30-point mark since Sarah Cartmill scored
35 points against Hartford on Feb. 17, 2002. Furthermore, the
91 points is the second-most points scored by Binghamton since
it moved up to the NCAA Division I level seven years ago.
"Andrea continues to grow into a great player," head
coach Nicole Scholl said. "She does so many things well.
We have been talking to her about driving down the lane more
for layups and she did that very well today.
Junior guard Erica
Carter added a career-high 21 points, marking the first time
a pair of Binghamton players have scored at least 20 points in
the same game since Rachel Laws (21) and Laine Kurpniece (21)
against Vermont on March 4, 2006. Junior guard Muffy
Sadler netted 11 points while sophomore guard Jackie
Ward chipped in 10 points.
Stony Brook was led by sophomore guard Misha Horsey, who scored
a career-high 24 points. Sophomore guard Kirsten Jeter added
The tone for the high-scoring contest was set in the first half
as Binghamton took a 48-43 lead at the break. Stony Brook, however,
outscored Binghamton 22-11 in the opening eight minutes of the
second half to go up 65-59.
The Bearcats fought back and a three pointer by Carter tied the
score at 72-72 with 7:03 left to go. Holmes then broke a 74-74
tie with five straight points, putting Binghamton ahead 79-74.
It was a lead that would never be relinquished.
In the final 1:13, Holmes sank five of six free throws to preserve
Both teams shot 47 percent for the game, with the Bearcats holding
a slim 47.4-47.3 advantage. Stony Brook outrebounded Binghamton
Holmes added five assists to her career day while senior center
Franceski posted a game-high five blocks.
Binghamton travels to UMBC on Saturday for a 7 p.m. game.
NOTES: The 32 points is the
12th-highest, single-game total in program history and the second-highest
at the Division I level, trailing only Cartmill's 35-point performance
... Binghamton's Division I record for points in a game is 93,
set against Canisius on Nov. 26, 2005 ... Carter and Holmes each
now have two games with at least 20 points ... Ward has now reached
doubles figures in scoring three straight games.