It was a tough day yesterday for both Binghamton University basketball teams as they played in Boston against the Terriers in a doubleheader at Case Gymnasium.  In the first game the women's team lost a hard-fought battle with the Terriers 57 - 52.  The Terriers upped their America East record to 4-0 and overall to 14-3 with the win.

Chantel Alford led the winners in scoring with 16 points while Sherae Swinson scored 18 points for Binghamton and grabbed five rebounds.  With the loss Binghamton falls to 1-3 in America East competition and 2-15 overall.

In the men's game the Terriers topped Binghamton 83-59.  D J Irving led the Terriers with

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16 points.  Two big scoring runs put Boston in the driver's seat.  Late in the first half the Terriers went on a 14-2 run and then in the second half went on a 22-2 run to put the contest away.

Binghamton's Jimmy Gray led all scorers with 17 points while Jordan Reed notched 14 points and was 4-4 at the foul line.  Boston University scored on almost 55% of their shots and 44% from three-point range.The Bearcats hit just 31% of their shots overall and 31% from beyond the arc.  The Terriers were ahead 42 - 33 at the end of the first half..and closed by outscoring the Bearcats 41-26 in the second half.

The visit was the last the Bearcats will make to Boston University as America East foes.  This is the last year for the Terriers to compete in America East. They are moving to the Patriot League effective at the end of this school year.

Next up for the Binghamton men is a trip to Vermont Wednesday and then on toOrono, Maine to face the Black Bears on Saturday afternoon. Tthe Binghamton women host Vermont Wednesday at the Events Center at 7 PM.