For Immediate Release: January 24, 2010
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Binghamton women's basketball defeats New Hampshire 83-59

Box Score
Rebane and Coach Scholl on postgame show

VESTAL, N.Y.-- Sophomore forward Viive Rebane scored a career-high 20 points, leading Binghamton (7-13, 3-4 AE) to an 83-59 win over New Hampshire (7-13, 2-5 AE) in an America East Conference women's basketball game on Sunday evening at the Events Center. The win is the Bearcats' second in their last three games.

Rebane, who was 10-of-13 from the field, was one of four Bearcat players who reached double figures in scoring. Senior guard Erica Carter added 18 points, sophomore guard Orla O'Reilly had 13 points and a career-high seven assists, while sophomore point guard Andrea Holmes notched her first career double-double with a 11-point, 10-assist performance.

"This was a good way to bounce back from our loss to Maine the other night," head coach Nicole Scholl said. "We shot the ball very well tonight and Viive played great."

Trailing 9-7 nearly four minutes into the game, the Bearcats went on a 12-2 run in the ensuing 4:30 to go up 19-11 with 11:45 left in the first half. Carter, Holmes and O'Reilly each made a three pointer during that span. The Wildcats were within 24-20 at the 7:36 mark of the first half but an 8-0 spurt in the next 2:32 gave the Bearcats a 32-20 lead with 5:04 left before halftime.

Binghamton's final surge of the game was a 16-4 blitz in a span of 4:37 to go up 76-44 with 6:06 left in the second half. Carter nailed back-to-back three pointers during that stretch.

Cari Reed and Candace Williams lead New Hampshire with 12 points each. Amy Simpson, meanwhile, finished with eight points, but in the process, became the 15th player in program history to reach the 1,000-point mark in scoring. The milestone jumper came with 5:47 left in regulation.

The Bearcats shot a season-best 54.4 percent from the field, nailing a 31 of their 57 shots.

Binghamton hosts Albany next Saturday at 2 p.m.

NOTES: Rebane and Williams were the America East Players of the Game ... in the last four games, Carter has averaged 21.0 points per contest. With a 14.3 points per game average, she remains on track to have the highest scoring average since Rachel Laws (14.7 ppg.) during the 2003-04 campaign ... Holmes now has a pair of games this season in which she has reached double-figures in assists. She is now averaging 5.45 assists per game, the highest BU average since Kate Townley (5.50 apg.) during the 2002-03 season ... Rebane has now reached double figures in her last three games, averaging 15.7 points per game during than span.

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