Immediate Release: February 25, 2006
Binghamton had four player reach double figures in scoring for the fourth time this season. Junior guard Shea Kenny (Miller Place, N.Y.) buried four three-point shots and had 15 points while senior guard Jen Blues (Overland Park, Kan.) and sophomore center Laine Kurpniece (Rita, Latvia) each chipped in 10 points.
UMBC jumped out to an 11-3 lead in the opening 4:23 The Bearcats countered with a 11-5 run of their own to narrow the deficit to 16-14 with 9:13 remaining in the half. Binghamton closed out the first half with solid defense and were able to take a 29-26 lead into the locker room.
Both teams came out cold to start the second half. Binghamton hit just two of their first nine shots, while the Retrievers converted only two of their first 10 shots. UMBC, however, was able to tie the score up at 40-40 with 9:56 remaining in the game. The game was tied 50-50 when the Bearcats ended the game with a decisive 11-2 run. During this run Laws made a clutch three-point play by with 1:55 remaining to give Binghamton a 56-52 lead that it would not relinquish.
The Retrievers were lead by Sharri Rohde who netted 20 points.
Bearcats return to action on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Albany.
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