Immediate Release: February 12, 2005
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drops 66-50 decision at New Hampshire
N.H.--- Sophomore forward Ray Williams, senior guard Lindsay
Adams and junior guard Ebony Woods each had a team-high nine
points, leading New Hampshire (11-10, 7-5 AE) to a 66-50 win
over Binghamton (6-15, 5-7 AE) in an America East Conference
women's basketball game on Saturday afternoon at Lundholm Gymnasium.
The loss was the first time in four contests that the Bearcats
have lost on the Wildcats' home floor. It was also Binghamton's
fourth straight defeat.
"That was not our best effort," head coach Rich Conover
said. "We need to have more positive play for a sustained
period of time. We had a good showing for most of the first half
but give New Hampshire credit. They took the momentum shortly
before the half and kept in the rest of the game."
Junior forward Rachel
Laws (Wyncote, Pa.) led the Bearcats with 11 points and 10
rebounds. It marked the eighth consecutive game that she has
reached double figures in scoring as well as her second straight
New Hampshire took a 33-30 halftime lead, having closed out the
half on a 10-3 run. The Bearcats shot 45 percent for the field
and were 7-of-8 from the free throw line but also committed nine
In the second half, the Wildcats jumped out to a 44-36 lead with
14:17 remaining, prompting the Bearcats to call a full time out.
From there, New Hampshire extended the lead to 52-40 with 8:55
left to go. The Bearcats never got closer than nine points the
rest of the way and the Wildcats closed out the game on a 9-4
run over the last 7:14
Lindgren (Oskarshamn, Sweden) and freshman center Laine
Kurpniece (Riga, Latvia) each added eight points.
Binghamton travels to UMBC on Wednesday for a 7:30 p.m. games.
she now has 903 career points. She ranks 11th all-time in school
history . She also 15 career double-doubles, including seven