Bearcats Win AE Opener
The Binghamton Bearcats women's basketball team won their America East opener at the Events Center on Wednesday night as they defeated the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) 69-62. The Bearcats trailed the Retrievers 32-31 at the end of the first half. Linda Cimino's Bearcats rolled to a 16-7 edge in the third quarter and held off UMBC down the stretch to earn the home win.
Both teams had 5-8 records in their non-conference games. Binghamton was led by forward Alyssa James who scored 17 points, grabbed ten rebounds and blocked six shots. Carly Boland scored a career high 16 points and Jasmine Sina added 13 more. Rebecca Carmody also hit double digits scoring 10 points.
The Bearcats utilized hot three-point shooting going 10-21 for 48 percent from behind the arc. Binghamton's bench held a big scoring advantage with a 28-6 edge.
The Bearcats will hit the road for their next game. They head to UMass Lowell for a 2 PM game on Saturday.