Finish Strong

By wbng sports

February 24, 2011 Updated Feb 24, 2011 at 12:48 AM EDT

Vestal, NY (WBNG Binghamton)

Junior forward Viive Rebane finished with a game-high 19 points and 13 rebounds, leading Binghamton (18-10, 11-4 AE) to a 59-53 win over Boston (14-13, 11-4 AE) in an America East women's basketball game on Wednesday night at the Events Center. With the win, the Bearcats tie the Terriers for second place in the conference with one regular season game to play.
Depending on what transpires on Saturday, when both teams are in action, Binghamton will carry either a No. 2 or No. 3 seed into next week's America East Tournament.

"This was a great win for our team," head coach Nicole Scholl said. "We came back against a very good team tonight and we are very happy with the way our players handled the pressure."

In addition to Rebane, junior guard Orla O'Reilly finshed with 10 points, sophomore guard Kara Elofson had nine points and 10 rebounds while freshman guard Jasbriell Swain racked up nine points and nine rebounds.

Down 43-40 with 9:24 remaining, the Bearcats lost junior point guard Andrea Holmes, who went down with an injury. She did not return but instead of folding, the Bearcats promptly tied the game on a three-pointer by Swain with 9:01 left in regulation.

Caroline Stewart, who tied for the team high with 13 points, sank a pair of free throws with 7:30 left to go, reclaiming a 45-43 lead for the Terriers. From there, however, Binghamton went on a 10-3 run to go up 53-48 with 2:52 remaining. Rebane made three free throws and Elofson converted a three-point play during that stretch.

In the final two minutes, Rebane and Elofson each sank a pair of free throws to ice the game.

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