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For Immediate Release: January 12, 2011
Contact: David O'Brian (dobrian@binghamton.edu)
Phone: 607-777-6478

BU women's basketball loses 55-38 at UMBC
Bearcats' win streak snapped at three games

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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.

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