Release: February 2, 2011
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women's basketball rallies to beat UMBC 47-40
take over sole possession of second place in America East
VESTAL, N.Y.-- Junior forward Viive Rebane
had a team-high 16 points and nine rebounds while freshman guard
Jasbriell Swain finished with 10 points
and a career-high 17 rebounds, leading Binghamton (15-8, 8-2
AE) to a 47-40 come-from-behind win over UMBC (13-10, 7-3 AE)
in an America East women's basketball game on Wednesday night
at the Events Center. With the win, the Bearcats take over sole
possession of second place in the America East Conference.
Binghamton is now 9-0 at the Events Center this season, marking
its best home start to a season in its 10-year Division I era.
In addition, the Bearcats are off to their best start through
10 conference games since joining the America East in 2001.
In a tight defensive game, UMBC appeared to seize the momentum
when Michelle Kurowski sank a three pointer midway through the
second half. At that point, the score was 27-19 in favor of the
Retrievers. Kurowski went on to finish with a game-high 17 points
and added 11 rebounds.
Over the ensuing eight minutes, however, Binghamton's offense
finally got on track, going on an 22-5 run to go up 41-32 with
2:14 left in regulation. Rebane had nine of her points during
that decisive run.
"I was really proud of the way our team came back at the
end," head coach Nicole Scholl said. "We haven't had
to play from behind much at home, so to show the resolve we did
As for Swain, she pulled down
the most rebounds by a Binghamton player since current assistant
coach Leah Truncale grabbed 19 rebounds against Colgate on Dec.
Like Rebane, junior point guard Andrea
Holmes just missed a double-double, finishing with 10 points
and nine rebounds. Rebane did add a pair of blocks while Swain
posted a game-high three steals.
Binghamton heads to New Hampshire on Sunday for a 1 p.m. game.
NOTES: Rebane and Kurowski were named the America East
Players of the Game, sponsored by Security Mutual Life ... Binghamton
came into the game leading the America East in average home attendance
for the first time since the 2006-07 season.