Women's Hoops battles but falls to Binghamton
Feb. 1, 2012
Vestal, N.Y. - Junior Sam Landers (Springfield, Va.) tied a season-high with 13 points and senior Whitney Davis (Muskegon, Mich.) registered a double-double (12 points, 10 rebounds) but the Stony Brook University women's basketball fell to the Binghamton Bearcats, 55-46, on Wednesday night at the Events Center.
"I'm really happy with the energy and intensity we played with tonight," Stony Brook head coach Beth O'Boyle said. "Binghamton just made a few more plays than we did down the stretch."
Landers went 3-for-4 from three while Davis recorded her first double-double and set a career-high with 10 rebounds. Freshman Kellie Krueger (Wilsonville, Ore.) chipped in with 10 points for SBU, which shot 41 percent.
Viive Rebane led Binghamton with 16 points and Orla O'Reilly added 15. The Bearcats out-rebounded Stony Brook, 47-34.
The Seawolves (4-19, 1-9 AE) trailed by eight midway through the second half but then ran off six straight points, four from Davis, to pull within two. But Binghamton answered with an 11-2 run to take a 48-37 lead with five minutes remaining.
Landers hit a three to end the Bearcat run before Rebane answered with a put-back hoop to push the Binghamton lead back to 10.
SBU got within six on two Davis free throws with two minutes left but that is as close as the Seawolves got as the Bearcats held on for the victory.
Stony Brook jumped to a 6-3 lead behind four early points from Krueger but Binghamton then out-scored the Seawolves 9-2 over the next five minutes to take a 12-8 advantage.
Junior Jessica Previlon (Brooklyn, N.Y.) ended the Binghamton spurt with a driving lay-up but the Bearcats scored eight of the next 10 points to take a 20-12 lead.
But the Seawolves rallied back as Landers hit back-to-back threes to cap an 8-2 spurt that brought that cut the Binghamton lead to two with five minutes left in the half.
The Bearcats pushed their lead back to five but senior Misha Horsey (Wyncote, Pa.) hit a runner with the shot clock winding down with under a minute remaining as the Seawolves went into the break trailing 26-23.
SBU shot 45.5 percent in the first half and turned the ball over just four times. Binghamton shot just 37 percent but hit four three-pointers, three from O'Reilly.
The Seawolves pulled within one early in the second half on jumper from senior Davis but Binghamton scored eight of the next 10 points to take an eight-point lead midway through the period.
The Seawolves return to action on Saturday, traveling to take on Albany. Game time is set for 4:30 p.m.