Release: January 18, 2010
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women's basketball defeats UMBC 80-63
BALTIMORE, MD.-- Senior guard
Carter poured in a game-high 27 points and become the 12th
player in program history to reach the 1,000-point mark for her
career, leading Binghamton (6-12, 2-3 AE) to an 80-63 win over
UMBC (8-10, 2-3 AE) in an America East women's basketball game
on Monday night from the Retriever Athletic Center. The win snapped
the Bearcats' two-game losing skid.
Carter made the first of two free throws with 6:02 left in the
game to reach the milestone. She is the first Binghamton player
to hit the mark since Laura Sario at Boston on Feb. 13, 2008.
"I want to congratulate
Erica for reaching this milestone," head coach Nicole Scholl
said. "She has done so much for our program and it was great
that we were able to get a big win on the road."
Sophomore forward Viive
Rebane netted a career high 17 points and added seven rebounds.
Sophomore point guard Andrea
Holmes also finished with 17 points, tied a career high with
nine rebounds, dished out six assists and recorded three steals.
Down 28-25 with 4:58 left in the first half, the Bearcats closed
out on a 9-0 run to go up 36-28 at the break. Holmes had five
points during that spurt and led all scorers with 12 points in
the opening 20 minutes.
In the second half, Carter took over, nailing four three pointers
in the opening nine minutes as Binghmaton built a 56-39 lead.
Back-to-back baskets by senior forward Theodora
Panteli stretched the lead to a game-high 60-39 with 9:40
left to go.
Katie Brooks led UMBC with 13 points.
Binghamton travels to Maine for a 7 p.m. game.
NOTES: Carter is the fifth player to reach the 1,000-point
mark since Binghamton moved up to the NCAA Division I level in
2001. She now has 1,003 career points and needs 15 points to
tie Helene Thomas for 11th place all time. In addition, Carter
has now reached the 20-point mark three times this season and
five games during her career.