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For Immediate Release: January 9, 2010
Contact: David O'Brian (dobrian@binghamton.edu)
Phone: 607-777-6478

Binghamton women's basketball defeats Stony Brook 74-58

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VESTAL, N.Y.-- Sophomore point guard Andrea Holmes scored 14 points and sophomore forward Viive Rebane added 13 points and 10 rebounds, leading Binghamton (5-10, 1-1 AE) to a 74-58 win over Stony Brook (3-12, 1-2 AE) in an America East Conference women's basketball game on Saturday afternoon at the Events Center. The game, which was televised regionally by Time Warner Sports, marked the Bearcats' third win in their last five games.

Binghamton had all five starters reach double figures in scoring. Junior guard Jackie Ward and senior forward Theodora Panteli each had 12 points while senior guard Erica Carter chipped in 11 points. The last time five Bearcat players finished in double figures came in an 83-66 win over UMBC on Feb. 16, 2008.

Rebane, meanwhile, recorded her second straight double-double and her third in the past five games. Against Stony Brook, she also finished with two assists, a block and three steals.

"It feels good to get that first conference win," head coach Nicole Scholl said. "We were disappointed after the loss to Boston (on Thursday) and were able to overcome a slow start today. Viive continues to play very well for us."

The Bearcats fell behind 21-10 with 12:16 remaining in the first half. Crystal Rushin, who tied Holmes for the game-high with 14 points, had six points during that span. Misha Horsey, who finished with 12 points, added a pair of three pointers.

In the ensuing 5:32, however, the Bearcats went on a 21-3 run to go up 31-23 with 6:44 left before halftime. Carter nailed a pair of three pointers and Holmes added five points and an assist during that spurt. On the other end, the Seawolves turned the ball over five times.

Down 38-32 at the break, Stony Brook was within 56-53 at the 6:43 mark of the second half. Binghamton, however, responded with an Orla O'Reilly jumper and back-to-back three pointers by Holmes and Rebane on their next three trips down the floor to go up 64-53 with 4:34 left to go. The Bearcats then iced the game by hitting seven of 10 free throws in the final four minutes of regulation.

For the game, the Bearcats shot a season-high 53.5 percent (23-of-43) from the field.

Binghamton heads to defending champion Vermont for a 7 p.m. game on Wednesday.

NOTES: Rebane and Rushin were the America East Players of the Game ... in her last five games, Rebane has averaged 12.8 points and 10.2 rebounds per contest ... Carter now has 954 career points. She is tied with Alicia Koppenhoefer (1994-98) for 12th place all time in program history. Carter is now 46 points away from becoming the 12th Binghamton player, and fifth in the program's nine-year Division I history, to reached the 1,000-point mark ... Ward has now reached double figures in scoring in her last four games.

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