For Immediate Release: January 9, 2011
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BU women's basketball beats Vermont 55-51 in overtime
Holmes nets game-high 26 points, reaches 1,000-point mark

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BURLINGTON, VT.-- Junior point guard Andrea Holmes poured in a game-high 26 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, leading Binghamton (13-7, 6-1 AE) to a 55-51 overtime win over Vermont (2-18, 2-5 AE) in an America East women's basketball game on Sunday afternoon at Patrick Gym.

In addition to leading her squad to the victory, Holmes became the 13th player in program history to reach the 1,000-point mark for her career. She entered the game needing 21 points to reach the milestone. Holmes is just the fourth BU junior to reach the mark, joining Bess Greenberg (1997-01) and current Bearcat assistant coaches Sarah Cartmill (1998-02) and Leah Truncale (1998-02).

"I am very proud of Andrea for reaching the 1,000-point mark and was glad our team was able to show composure in the overtime period," head coach Nicole Scholl said. "She hit some big shots for us down the strech."

No shot was bigger than the three pointer by Holmes with 1:10 left in overtime. The Catamounts had just taken their first lead of the game (51-49) 12 seconds earlier on a layup by Tonya Young. Holmes then brought the ball up court, got free at the perimeter and drained the shot that put the Bearcats ahead to stay.

The Catamounts, who came back from 12 points down in the second half to force overtime, misfired on their next two trips down the floor and Holmes was fouled with 22 seconds left. She hit the front end of a one-and-one but Vermont missed a game-tying shot with four seconds left.

Senior guard Jackie Ward, who finished with 15 points, sank a pair of free throws with two seconds left to ice the game.

Lauren Buschmann led Vermont with 16 points. Young added 13 points.

Binghamton heads to Boston University for a 7 p.m. game on Wednesday, which will be televised regionally by Time Warner Sports.

NOTES: Binghamton's last four-game winning streak was Jan. 4-11, 2006 ... it was a jumper with 2:47 left in regulation that put Holmes at the 1,000-point mark. That basket gave the Bearcats a 48-44 lead.

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