VESTAL (WBNG) - Senior guard Imani Watkins scored a game-high 24 points and sophomore guard Kai Moon added 19 points and five assists as the Binghamton women's basketball team closed out non-conference play with its fifth-straight victory, beating Dartmouth at home on Sunday, 80-64. BU head coach Linda Cimino also praised Watkins' and Moon's defense after the game.
The Bearcats knocked down 14 three-pointers and shot better than 50-percent from long distance. Jasmine Sina scored 15 points on five threes in the victory.
"Most importantly today, I am probably most proud of Kai Moon's defense," said Binghamton head coach Linda Cimino. "She held their best player to three points, in Lippold, number one and Imani's defense on number 14. She held her to six and both of those girls average close to 15 a game."
On what it's like making eleven threes as a team in the first half:
"It's honestly like you're in a zone you can't really describe," said Binghamton sophomore guard Kai Moon. "It's just like everything you shoot goes in. I felt like we could do no wrong in that first half and when you've got Imani hitting pull-up threes from 30-feet away, and Mooch was really stroking the ball well too."
Final Score: Binghamton (9-4) - 80, Dartmouth (8-5) - 64
Binghamton opens America East play Saturday, January 6 at 1 p.m. at Maine.