Freshman Scores 32 to Lead Bearcats

By Justin Horowitz

July 22, 2010 Updated Jan 19, 2009 at 1:27 AM EDT

VESTAL, N.Y.-- Freshman point guard Andrea Holmes poured in a career-high 32 points, leading Binghamton to a 91-86 win over Stony Brook on Sunday afternoon at the Events Center.

The 32 points by Holmes represents the first time a Binghamton player has reached the 30-point mark since Sarah Cartmill scored 35 points against Hartford on Feb. 17, 2002. Furthermore, the 91 points is the second-most points scored by Binghamton since it moved up to the NCAA Division I level seven years ago.

"Andrea continues to grow into a great player," head coach Nicole Scholl said. "She does so many things well. We have been talking to her about driving down the lane more for layups and she did that very well today.

Junior guard Erica Carter added a career-high 21 points, marking the first time a pair of Binghamton players have scored at least 20 points in the same game since Rachel Laws (21) and Laine Kurpniece (21) against Vermont on March 4, 2006. Junior guard Muffy Sadler netted 11 points while sophomore guard Jackie Ward chipped in 10 points.

Stony Brook was led by sophomore guard Misha Horsey, who scored a career-high 24 points. Sophomore guard Kirsten Jeter added 18 points.

The tone for the high-scoring contest was set in the first half as Binghamton took a 48-43 lead at the break. Stony Brook, however, outscored Binghamton 22-11 in the opening eight minutes of the second half to go up 65-59.

The Bearcats fought back and a three pointer by Carter tied the score at 72-72 with 7:03 left to go. Holmes then broke a 74-74 tie with five straight points, putting Binghamton ahead 79-74. It was a lead that would never be relinquished.

In the final 1:13, Holmes sank five of six free throws to preserve the win.

Both teams shot 47 percent for the game, with the Bearcats holding a slim 47.4-47.3 advantage. Stony Brook outrebounded Binghamton 41-35.

Holmes added five assists to her career day while senior center Laura Franceski posted a game-high five blocks.

Binghamton travels to UMBC on Saturday for a 7 p.m. game.

Courtesy: Binghamton University

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