Seawolves Top BU Women
The Binghamton Bearcats women's basketball team dropped a home contest to the Stony Brook Seawolves 67-59 on Thursday night at the Events Center. The loss drops the Bearcats' America East record to 2-3 and the Seawolves climb to 2-3 in conference play.
It was a record-setting night for BU standout Alyssa James. James broke the America East conference mark for most career blocked shots. With three blocks James broke the record that was held by Jamie Cassidy from Maine who played from 1996-2000. James now has 234 career blocks and is just two blocks away from tying Binghamton's record of 236 blocks held by current Associate Head Coach Leah Truncale Bowers who starred for the Bearcats from 1998-2002.
The record-setter was only a part of a standout night for James.
She scored 19 points and grabbed 18 rebounds. Imani Watkins notched 21 points which now gives her 1,849 career points surpassing Sarah Cartmill and moving into second-place on BU's all-time scoring chart.
Despite the individual standout efforts Binghamton could not offset a wide margin of free throw conversions made by the Seawolves. They made 15 of 19 attempts while the Bearcats made just five of 14 attempts at the charity stripe.
Next up the Bearcats head to UMass Lowell for a Sunday contest. Tipoff is set for noon with air at 11:45 AM on News Radio 1290 WNBF.