For Immediate Release: December 2, 2004
Contact: David O'Brian (
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Box score

Binghamton women's basketball defeated at Syracuse 80-60
Host Orangewomen shoot 77 percent in the second half to blow the game open

SYRACUSE, N.Y.--Unbeaten Syracuse (5-0) shot a blistering 77 percent in the second half to break open a close game and hand Binghamton (1-3) an 80-60 setback. The loss was the second straight defeat for the Bearcats.

"We had a good game plan going into tonight and we were much more assertive than we were against Brown on Sunday," head coach Rich Conover said. "Still, Syracuse wouldn't miss in the second half."

Binghamton trailed 33-27 at the half but Syracuse went on an 11-2 run in the opening 3:40 of the second half to blow the game open. The Orangewomen hit 19 of 26 shots in the final 20 minutes.

Rebecka Lindgren (Oskarshamn, Sweden) paced Binghamton with a career-high 18 points. Freshman guard Laura Sario (Espoo, Finland), making her first career start, added a career-high 12 points. Junior forward Jen Haubrich (Bow, N.H.) had a team-high six rebounds.

For Syracuse, sophomore guard Lauren Kohn had a game-high as well as career-high 20 points.

Binghamton returns home to face St. John's on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

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