For Immediate Release: January 13, 2010
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Binghamton women's basketball loses 76-43 to defending AE champion Vermont

Box Score

BURLINGTON, VT.-- Senior guard May Kotsopoulos had a game-high 22 points and junior forward Tonya Young added 15 points, leading Vermont (14-3, 4-0 AE) to a 76-43 win over Binghamton (5-11, 1-2 AE) in an America East women's basketball game on Wednesday evening at Patrick Gym. The loss came against a Catamount squad that is the defending conference champion and is receiving votes in the AP Top 25 poll for the second week in a row.

Vermont set the tone in the opening four minutes, going up 17-0. Kotsopoulos, who came into the game leading the America East in scoring (18.3 ppg.), had six of her points during that run. From there, the Catamounts crusied to a 41-23 lead at the break.

Binghamton was within 46-30 at the 15:35 mark of the second half but Vermont went on a 15-3 run in the ensuing six minutes to take a 61-33 lead. Kotsopoulos had nine points during that span.

Sophomore guard Orla O'Reilly came off the bench to lead the Bearcats with 11 points. Senior forward Theodora Panteli grabbed a game-high 13 rebounds, amrking the third time this season she has reached double figures in rebounds.

Binghamton returns home for a noon game on Saturday against Hartford. In the Binghamton area, the game will air on Time Warner Channel 23.

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