Immediate Release: November 17, 2006
Contact: Joshua J. Darling (firstname.lastname@example.org)
leads Binghamton past Winthrop 53-40 at Florida Atlantic Tip-Off
guard knocks in 7-of-10 three-pointers for career-high 27 points
RATON, FLA. -- Senior guard Rebecka Lindgren
(Oskarshamn, Sweden) poured in a career-high 27 points, on the
strength of 7-of-10 shooting from beyond the arc, to lead Binghamton
(1-1) to a 53-40 victory over Winthrop (1-3) in a non-conference
women's basketball game at the Florida Atlantic Tip-Off Classic
Friday night. On the evening, Lindgren finished with a 9-of-14
mark from the field and had a team-high four assists.
With the game deadlocked at 33-33 in the second half, BU's defense
clamped down, limiting the Eagles to just 2-of-15 shooting over
the final twelve minutes as the Bearcats closed out the game
with a decisive 20-7 spurt.
"Tonight was a truly breakout performance by Rebecka"
said head coach Rich Conover. "I also thought Juta and Laura
played nice defense in the paint. This was a very good win for
Junior forward Juta Jahilo (Helsinki,
Finland) chipped in with seven points and a game-high eight rebounds
while sophomore forward Laura Franceski
(Moscow, Pa.) added six points and seven boards.
The two teams were separated by no more than four points at any
one time in the first 20 minutes of action. Trailing 27-24 with
four seconds remaining, Lindgren connected from 30-feet out,
evening the score at 27-27 at the break with her fourth three-pointer
of the half.
For Winthrop, sophomore guard Franchesca Davenport led all Eagles
in scoring with 14 points and a game-high seven rebounds. Sophomore
forward Ashley Fann added six points and six rebounds.
Binghamton returns to action tomorrow tomorrow evening when they
take on Akron at 5 p.m.
27 points is the most points scored by a BU player since Laine
Kurpniece's 28 against La Salle on November 30, 2005