BU Women Make History In Victory Over UNH
It was another strong showing for the women's basketball team in their last matchup on February 26 against UMBC as they won their fourth straight game. The final game of the regular season on February 29 was Senior Day for the Bearcats as they took on the University of New Hampshire.
The game was very close through the opening two quarters. For New Hampshire, it was Ashley Storey with her eight points that kept the game within reach. Amanda Torres had seven and both Helena Delaruelle, as well as Maggie Ahearn, added four as the Wildcats put up 30 in the first half.
Binghamton controlled the game early by winning the rebound battle to help give them more scoring opportunities. Olivia Ramil got into double-digits with 10. Not too far behind was Kai Moon with nine. Annie Ramil amassed six as the Bearcats led 34-30 going into the break.
New Hampshire stayed strong in the second half, taking the lead with seven and a half minutes left in the game. Ashley Storey accounted for 25 with Amanda Torres tallying 17. Maggie Ahearn came close to a double-double with eight points and 10 rebounds as the Wildcats totaled 64 points.
Binghamton led for most of the game but had to fight for control in the fourth quarter. Four players ended with double-digits in scoring. Kai Moon finished with 17 while Olivia Ramil recorded 14. Denai Bowman racked up 13 and Carly Boland chalked up 11 as the Bearcats won 66-64.
This victory gives BU 21 wins on the season, the most for the program in its Division I history. The Bearcats will be at home for the first round of the playoffs. Binghamton will face New Hampshire again on March 4 in the quarter-finals with a trip to the semi-finals on the line.