Immediate Release: March 3, 2007
Contact: Joshua J. Darling (email@example.com)
Binghamton women's basketball downs New Hampshire 66-61 in regular season finale
Kenny posts career-high 17 points behind 5-of-8 performance from beyond the arc
VESTAL, N.Y.--Senior point guard Shea Kenny (Miller Place, N.Y.) led four players in double-figures with a career-high 17 points as Binghamton (11-18, 7-9 AE) closed out the regular season with a 66-61 victory over visiting New Hampshire (9-19, 4-12 AE) in an America East Conference women's basketball game on Saturday afternoon at the Events Center.
With the score tied at 42-42 with 9:01 to play in the second half, Binghamton freshman guard Erica Carter (Naperville, Ill.) connected on her third three-pointer of the afternoon to give the Bearcats a 45-42 lead at the 8:38 mark. Two and a half minutes later, New Hampshire closed to within 48-47 on a three-pointer by senior guard Salee-Marie Johnson before back-to-back three-pointers by junior guard Laura Sario (Espoo, Finland) and Kenny extended the Bearcat lead to 56-49 with 4:24 to go.
Following a jumper by Wildcats' senior center Ray Williams, Binghamton put the game away on Kenny's fifth three-pointer of the day with 2:23 to play and to pushed the lead to 59-51. The Bearcats then connected on 7-of-8 shots from the foul line to seal the 66-61 win.
Freshman forward Amy Simpson went 6-of-9 from three-point range for New Hampshire and finished with a career-high 21 points to pace three Wildcats in double-figures. Johnson added 11 points and seven rebounds on the afternoon while senior guard Whitney Edwards finished with 10 points and five assists. Williams added five points and pulled down a game-high tying nine rebounds.
In addition to Kenny's career-high 17 points and five three-pointers for Binghamton, Carter finished with 16 points on 3-of-6 shooting from three-point range while Sario and junior center Laine Kurpneice (Riga, Latvia) each added 11 points to round out the Bearcats double-digit scorers. Additionally, Kurpneice and junior forward Brianna Thompson (Chehalis, Wash.) each pulled down nine rebounds to tie for the game-high.
Binghamton's next game will be on March 9 when they will compete in the America East Conference tournament to be held at the Events Center from March 8-11. The Bearcats have earned the No. 4 seed and will face No. 5 Boston in the 8:30 p.m. game.
Notes: Erica Carter was named the Binghamton player of the game while Amy Simpson collected the honor for New Hampshire.
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