We have consolidated all of our University news sources into one location called BingUNews. Inside stories published through 2016 will remain available here. Stories published in 2017 and later will be found at BingUNews. Enjoy!
Strong second half helps women’s basketball team defeat Vermont
February 10, 2012Tweet
Senior point guard Andrea Holmes finished with a game-high 17 points and senior forward Viive Rebane turned in a 15-point, 12-rebound performance, powering Binghamton (12-13, 6-6 AE) to a 54-43 victory over Vermont (9-16, 3-9 AE) in an America East women’s basketball game on Feb. 8 at the Events Center. With the victory, the Bearcats concluded their three-game home stand with a pair of victories.
Holmes, who is now averaging a career-high 14.4 points per game, has poured in 40 points the past two games. Rebane, meanwhile, reached double figures in rebounding for the fourth time in five games en route to recording her 19th career double-double. Also reaching double figures in scoring was senior guard Orla O’Reilly, with 11 points.
The game-high in rebounds, however, was turned in by sophomore Jasbriell Swain. She grabbed 13 rebounds to go along with six points, six assists and a pair of steals. She has now reached double figures in rebounding three times in the past five games.
“We are very happy with the win,” head coach Nicole Scholl said. “This was a game we needed and I was very pleased with how our team came out to start the second half. We definitely raised our intensity.”
Down 24-23 at the break, Binghamton started the second half on an 11-1 blitz in the opening 6:06 to go up 34-25. After being held scoreless in the first half, O’Reilly led the way with seven points during in the six-minute stretch.
From there, Binghamton built its lead to as much as 50-33 with 5:31 remaining before emptying the bench in the closing minutes. Defensively, the Bearcats held Vermont to just two field goals in the first 16 minutes of the second half.