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Binghamton bounces NJIT, 67-36

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VESTAL (WBNG) -- Jasmine Sina scored a game-high 15 points on five three-pointers as the Binghamton women's basketball team handled NJIT, 67-36, on Sunday at the Events Center.

"I was really happy with our defensive effort today," said Binghamton head coach Linda Cimino after the win. "I thought we played really good team defense. Holding a team to under 40 points at this level is not an easy task, and I'm really proud of our defensive effort."

The Bearcats (6-4) held NJIT (0-10) to under 24 percent shooting from the field.

Alyssa James led the way defensively, blocking four shots, while also scoring 14 points and grabbing ten rebounds. The senior center notched her second double-double in her last three games.

"It makes me feel great," said James regarding her defensive play. "I always think that I'm a more defensive heavy post than I am an offensive post. I can do both, but I'm definitely more defensive. I'm glad to help out wherever I can. That's my strong suit."

"AJ has such a presence on the inside, and we're really grateful to have her, honestly, as a post player," added redshirt junior guard Jasmine Sina. "She works so well, and I think a lot of defensive draws into her, so that creates a lot for our guards to get those open shots."

Senior guard Imani Watkins added ten points, nine rebounds and five assists in the win.

Binghamton is off until December 18. The Bearcats travel to Cornell for a 7 p.m. game that day.

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