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For Immediate Release: November 17, 2006
Contact: Joshua J. Darling (dobrian@binghamton.edu)
Phone: 607-777-6478

Lindgren leads Binghamton past Winthrop 53-40 at Florida Atlantic Tip-Off Classic
Senior guard knocks in 7-of-10 three-pointers for career-high 27 points

Box Score

BOCA 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 us."

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.

Notes: Lindgren's 27 points is the most points scored by a BU player since Laine Kurpniece's 28 against La Salle on November 30, 2005

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