For Immediate Release: February 1, 2006
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Binghamton women's basketball unravels at UMBC 63-37

Box score

BALTIMORE, MD.-- Sophomore center Amanda Robinson had a game-high 16 points and junior guard Brittnie Hughes added 14 points, leading UMBC (11-8, 3-5 AE) to a 63-37 victory over Binghamton (12-7, 5-3 AE) in an America East Conference women's basketball game on Wednesday night at the RAC Arena. The loss snapped the Bearcats' two-game winning streak while the Retrievers extended their winning streak to three games. Binghamton also lost for the first time in three trips to the RAC Arena.

Binghamton's offense, which came into the game ranked first in the America East (70.6 ppg.), had trouble handling the UMBC zone. The Bearcats had their lowest scoring output of the season and shot a season-low 29.2 percent from the field (14-of-48).

"We're very disappointed right now," head coach Rich Conover said. "Give UMBC credit, we could not handle their zone defense. They had a great game plan and we had no answers for how they came at us."

After going up 10-3 in the opening 6:23, the Bearcats went ice cold in shooting, making just one field goal the remainder of the half. The Retrivers, by contrast, went on a 27-3 run during that span to take a 30-13 halftime edge. As the team, Binghamton shot a collective 21.7 percent from the field.

In the second half, the Bearcats' offense conitnued to have troubles as it connected on just 9-of-27 shots. UMBC, meanswhile, shot 14-of-31 for the second half (41.9).

Sophomore guard Laura Sario (Espoo, Finland) led the Bearcats with 14 points. She drained 4-of-6 three point attempts.

Binghamton returns home on Saturday for a 1 p.m. game against Maine.

NOTES: Senior guard Rachel Laws (Wyncote, Pa.) missed her fourth straight game with a sprained ankle ...

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