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For Immediate Release: February 25, 2010
Contact: David O'Brian (dobrian@binghamton.edu)
Phone: 607-777-6478

BU women's basketball beats New Hampshire 78-61 in regular-season finale

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DURHAM, N.H., -- Sophomore point guard Andrea Holmes poured in a game-high 28 points, leading Binghamton (11-18, 7-9 AE) to a 78-61 win over New Hampshire (8-20, 3-12 AE) in an America East Conference women's basketball game on Thursday night a Lundholm Gym. The victory gives the Bearcats a two-game winning streak to close out the regular season.

The Bearcats will be either a No. 4 or No. 5 seed at the upcoming America East Tournament and will play either UMBC or Stony Brook next Friday at 8:15 p.m. in the quarterfinal round in Boston. UMBC travels to Stony Brook on Saturday for a 2 p.m. game. Binghamton's seed will be determined following that contest.

Holmes tied her season high (which she recorded against Syracyse back on Nov. 22) in reaching the 20-point mark for the sixth time this season and ninth time in her career. Senior guard Erica Carter
and junior guard Jackie Ward each added 14 points.

With the game tied at 13-13, Binghamton went on a 13-3 run in a span of 4:15 to go up 26-16 with 9:13 left in the first half. Carter drained a pair of three pointers and Holmes had five points during that span. The Wildcats, however, went on a 13-0 run in the final 5:26 of the first half to take a 37-34 lead at the break. Senior forward Candace Williams had six points during that stretch.

In the second half, Binghamton bounced back and went up 56-46 with 11:43 left in regulation. Holmes had 10 points in the opening nine minutes of play. From there, a 7-0 Bearcat spurt stretched their advantage to 65-51 with 7:40 left.

Binghamton finshed the game with a 50.9 field goal percentage, hitting 29 of their 57 shots. It marked the third time this season that the Bearcats have gone over the 50 percent mark. In addition, Binghamton drained 11 three-point field goals and went 9-of-11 from the free throw line.

Williams finished with 18 point to pace the Wildcats.

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