For Immediate Release: December 11, 2010
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Phone: 607-777-6478

BU women's basketball defeats UMass 58-52
O'Reilly nets 16 points, Holmes adds 12 points and six assists

Box Score

AMHERST, Mass.-- Junior guard Orla O'Reilly had a team-high 16 points and junior point guard Andrea Holmes added 12 points and six rebounds, leading Binghamton (5-4) to a 58-52 win over UMass (1-9) in a non-conference women's basketball game on Saturdday afternoon at the Mullins Center. The win marked the second straight triumph for the Bearcats.

With 6:47 remaining, the score was tied at 43-43. From there, however, the Bearcats went on a 12-5 run to go up 55-48 with 44 seconds left in regulation. Holmes had four points during that span and O'Reilly capped the run by sinking a pair of free throws.

O'Reilly had nine of her points in the opening 20 minutes as the Bearcats took a 28-23 lead at the break. She sank three of her five three-point attempts in the process.

Megan Zullo of UMass led all scorers with 17 points.

Binghamton travels to Mt. St. Mary's for a 3 p.m. game next Saturday.

NOTES: Holmes has averaged 6.5 assists in her past two games ... O'Reilly has led the team in scoring twice in the past three games.

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