Release: January 24, 2009
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basketball loses 78-63 at UMBC
BALTIMORE, Md.-- Junior guard
Carlee Cassidy scored a game-high 27 points and freshman forward
Erin Brown added 19 points and 10 rebounds, powering UMBC (12-7,
4-2 AE) to a 78-63 win over Binghamton (7-11, 2-3 AE) on Saturday
night at the Retriever Athletic Center. The loss marked the third
straight road setback for the Bearcats.
Freshman guard Andrea
Holmes led Binghamton with 14 points, 12 of which came in
the second half. Senior center Laura
Franceski netted 12 points while sophomore guard Jackie
Ward chipped in 10 points. Junior guard Darryll
Peterson had nine points and a game-high 11 rebounds.
Brown scored 14 of her points in the first half as the Retrievers
took a 38-31 lead at the break. UMBC, which entered the game
as the top-scoring team in the America East Conference, opened
up a 17-7 lead five minutes into the game. Binghamton got to
within 34-31 with 1:19 remaining but the Retrievers scored the
final four points of the half.
In the second half, Binghamton went ice cold from the field,
hitting just four free throws and no field goals in the opening
8:30. By that time, UMBC was up 45-33.
The Bearcats pulled to within 65-58 with 3:30 remaining as Holmes
hit a long-range three pointer. Binghamton, however, went 2-of-4
from the free-throw line on its next two possessions and Cassidy
drained four free throws, increasing the UMBC lead to 69-59 with
two minutes to go.
Freshman guard Michelle Kurowski added 18 points for UMBC. She
drained four free throws in the final 1:30 to ice the game.
Binghamton hosts New Hampshire on Wednesday at 7 p.m.
NOTES: Ward has now reached double figures in scoring
four straight games ... Franceski added four blocks and now has
14 in the last three games.