Release: February 28, 2009
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basketball defeats UMBC 70-50
Junior guard Erica
a game-high 16 points and senior center Laura
added 15 points, a career-high 15 rebounds and three blocks,
powering Binghamton (12-15, 7-7 AE) to a 70-50 win over UMBC
(14-14, 6-9 AE) in an America East women's basketball game on
Saturday afternoon at the Events Center. The win, which was the
second straight for the Bearcats, moves them into sole possession
of fourth place in the conference with two regular season games
Playing in the final home game of her career, Franceski recorded
her sixth career double-double (as well as her third this season).
Her previous career high in rebounds was 13, which she recorded
twice (most recently against Albany on Jan. 10). Furthermore,
Franceski's three blocks gives her 215 blocks for her career.
Freshman guard Andrea
had 11 points, seven rebounds and seven assists while junior
chipped in 10 points, five rebounds and a career-high four steals.
Franceski and Carter each had 10 points as the Bearcats took
a 38-17 lead at the break. Binghamton sank 17 of their 36 field
goal attempts in the opening 20 minutes.
UMBC pulled to within 48-37 at the 11:46 mark of the second half
but never got to within single-digits. It was a 9-1 run in a
span of 4:52 that stretched the Binghamton lead to 57-38 with
5:33 left to go.
Junior guard Carlee Cassidy, the leading scorer in the America
East, scored 15 points for UMBC. Freshman guard Michelle Kurowski
added 15 points, 13 rebounds and four steals.
Binghamton heads to New Hampshire on Wednesday for a 7 p.m. game.
NOTES: Franceski and Kurowski were the America East Players
of the Game ... Franceski is now 20 blocks away from tying Leah
Truncale (1998-02) for first all time in program history with
235 career rejections ... in the past six games, Holmes has averaged
5.8 assists per contest.