Release: February 4, 2009
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basketball loses 64-38 to Vermont
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
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
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.