Bearcats Win Pre-Season Matchup

By Brendan O'Reilly

July 22, 2010 Updated Nov 11, 2009 at 12:53 AM EST

VESTAL, N.Y. -- Binghamton men's basketball eased into the 2009-10 season with a 64-50 exhibition victory over visiting Holy Family Tuesday night at the Events Center. Four Bearcats reached double figures and BU forced 21 turnovers and held the Division II Tigers to 37% shooting.

Freshman guard Dylan Talley hit 6-of-9 for a team-high 14 points and junior forward Greer Wright was active with 12 points, seven rebounds and five steals.

"I think Holy Family was a good test for us," interim head coach Mark Macon said. "We did things better today than we did the previous few days. But I'm never satisfied. We only want to get better."

Binghamton hit three three-pointers and jumped out to a 15-5 lead in the game's opening five minutes. Junior forward Moussa Camara drained two of those en route to 12 points. The Bearcats led by seven or more the rest of the half and took a 31-22 lead into intermission.

Holy Family trimmed its deficit to five early in the second half before both teams went through a 3:29 dry spell with no scoring. Binghamton then responded with a 7-0 run that restored its double-digit lead. Talley's three-point play and a Wright dunk sparked the run. The Tigers drew no closer than nine points the rest of the way.

Junior guard Chretien Lukusa added 12 points and six assists in 26 minutes.

Binghamton welcomes Bloomsburg in its season-opener Saturday afternoon at the Events Center.

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