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For Immediate Release: January 18, 2010
Contact: David O'Brian (dobrian@binghamton.edu)
Phone: 607-777-6478

Binghamton women's basketball defeats UMBC 80-63

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BALTIMORE, MD.-- Senior guard Erica 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.

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