Bearcats Fall Short in Upset Bid

By wbng sports

July 22, 2010 Updated Jan 17, 2010 at 12:34 AM EDT

Vestal, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Junior Mary Silva drained three three-pointers in the final 4:09, leading Hartford (13-3, 4-0 AE) to a 70-65 come-from-behind win over Binghamton (5-12, 1-3 AE) in an America East women's basketball game on Saturday afternoon at the Events Center.

Hartford trailed 52-50 with 4:09 left in regulation when Silva drained a three pointer, giving them the lead for good.

Binghamton failed to score on its next possession and Silva converted another three pointer with 3:10 left to go.

Senior guard Darryl Peterson cut the deficit to 56-54 with 2:54 remaining but Silva answered with her third straight three pointer, giving the Hawks the cushion they'd need down the stretch.

Sophomore point guard Andrea Holmes led Binghamton with 22 points, marking the seventh time in her career that she has reached the 20-point mark in scoring.

Senior guard Erica Carter added 19 points while junior guard Jackie Ward chipped in 11 points.

Sophomore forward Viive Rebane grabbed a game-high nine rebounds.

Carter scored 13 of her points in the first half as Binghamton took a 32-30 lead at the break.

From there, the lead swung back and fourth until the Bearcats took a 52-48 lead with 5:59 left in the second half.

In the ensuing five minutes, however, Silva's heroics led a 14-2 Hartford run that sealed the game.

Binghamton heads to UMBC on Monday for a 7 p.m. game.

Courtesy: BInghamton University

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