For Immediate Release: February 4, 2009
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Binghamton women's basketball loses 64-38 to Vermont

Box score

VESTAL, N.Y.-- Senior forward Kelli Poles had a game-high 14 points and 10 rebounds, leading Vermont (12-9, 6-2 AE) to a 64-38 win over host Binghamton (9-12, 4-4 AE) in an America East Conference women's basketball game on Wednesday evening at the Events Center. The Catamounts moved into sole possession of third place in the conference as the Bearcats' two-game winning streak came to an end.

Poles was one of four Catamount players who scored in double figures. Junior guard May Kotsopoulos had 13 points, senior guard Amy Rosenkrantz netted 11 points and junior guard Courtnay Pilypatis turned in an 11-point, eight-rebound, eight-assist performance.

Nursing a 19-17 lead with 4:01 left in the first half, Vermont went on a 10-2 run to go up 29-19 at the break. In the second half, the Catamounts held the Bearcats to four points in the opening 10 minutes. By that time, they stretched their lead to 44-23.

For Binghamton, freshman point guard Andrea Holmes had a team-best 12 points to go along with five rebounds, three assists and two steals. Junior guard Erica Carter chipped in 10 points.

Senior center Laura Franceski, who suffered a mild concussion on Monday, did not play against the Catamounts. She was replaced in the lineup by junior forward Theodora Panteli.

Binghamton heads to Albany for a 4:30 p.m. game on Saturday. The contest will be aired locally on Time Warner Channel 23.

NOTE: Poles and Holmes were the America East Conference Players of the game.

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