Release: January 12, 2011
Contact: David O'Brian (firstname.lastname@example.org)
women's basketball loses 55-38 at UMBC
win streak snapped at three games
VESTAL, N.Y.-- Junior forward Michelle Kurowwski poured in a
game-high 26 points, powering UMBC (8-8, 2-1 AE) to a 55-38 win
over Binghamton (9-7, 2-1 AE) in an America East women's basketball
game on Wednesday night at the Retriever Athletic Center. The
loss snaps the Bearcats' three game-winning streak.
Kurowski had 16 of her points in the opening 20 minutes as UMBC
took a 29-16 lead at the break. Binghamton, by contrast, sank
just seven of its 22 shots in the first half and turned the ball
over 11 times.
"I thought we panicked in the first half," head coach
Nicole Scholl said. "Give UMBC credit. They took away some
of the things were used to doing. We made adjustments after halftime
but couldn't make shots when the game was still close."
In the first minute of the second half, the Bearcats got to within
29-21. From there, however, UMBC reeled of the next seven points
to take a 36-31 lead with 14 minutes left.
Junior point guard Andrea Holmes, who
finished with a team-best 13 points, scored eight straight points,
cutting the deficit to 41-31 with 10:13 left in regulation. The
Retrievers then put the game out of reach with an 8-0 run to
go up 49-31 with 6:41 remaining.
Binghamton heads to Maine for
a 1 p.m. game on Saturday.
NOTES: Kurowski, who tied a career high, and Holmes were
named the Ameirca East Players of the Game. They were the only
two players to reach double figures in scoring.