For Immediate Release: December 11, 2009
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Binghamton women's basketball loses 53-43 at Villanova

Box Score

VILLANOVA, PA.-- Host Villanova (6-2) drained 11 three pointers en route to a 53-43 win over Binghamton (2-6) in a non-conference women's basketball game on Friday afternoon at the Pavillion. The loss snapped the Bearcats' two-game road winning streak.

Maria Getty, who finished with a team-high 18 points. drained a team-high three pointers, three of which came in the first half. Tia Grant, who had 11 points, added three three pointers for the game.

Overshadowed in the defeat was the performance of sophomore guard Orla O'Reilly. Starting in place of junior guard Jackie Ward, who was out with the flu, she finished with a career-high 21 points and seven rebounds.

Binghamton was up 8-5 seven minutes into the game but the Wildcats went on a 15-4 run to take a 20-12 lead with 4:39 left in the half. Fromt there, Villanova went up 24-14 at the break.

The Bearcats came out strong in the second half. trimming the deficit to 27-25 with 14:32 remaining in regulation. Villanova scored the next seven points but Binghamton pulled to within 37-32 at the 7:51 mark.

From there, however, the Wildcats put the game away with a 12-2 blitz in a span of 3:30.

Senior forward Theodora Panteli notched her first career double-double, scoring 12 points and grabbing 11 rebounds.

Binghamton returns to action against Miami on Dec. 19 at the Events Center at 2 p.m.

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