Bearcats Defeat Terriers In Defensive Battle, 47-33




Vestal, N.Y. - In a game in which both teams shot under 25 percent from the field, Binghamton earned a 47-33 victory over Boston University in front of 1,804 at the Events Center on Saturday, Feb. 26.

Binghamton (10-15, 9-7) shot 24.5 percent from the field in the game and committed a game-high 20 turnovers but was able to pull away for its fourth-straight victory behind a strong defensive effort. Boston U. (11-14, 6-10) shot just 20.7 percent from the floor, including 13.3 percent in the second half as the Terriers dropped their fourth-straight game.

Both teams had poor shooting efforts in the first half but the Terriers held a 19-15 lead at intermission. Boston U. totaled nine of their game-high 13 steals in the first half, resulting in 11 Bearcat turnovers.

Binghamton hit its first two shots after the break and used a 16-2 run over the first 8:39 of the second half to take a 31-21 lead. The Terriers cut the deficit to 37-30 at 4:50 following a lay-up from senior forward Larissa Parr (Eau Claire, WI), but the Bearcats would out-score the Terriers, 10-3, over the final 3:50 of play.

Rachel Laws grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds as the Bearcats held a 52-37 rebounding advantage. Laine Kurnpeice came off the bench to lead Binghamton in scoring with 11 points. Jen Haubrich added 10 points and eight rebounds.

Junior guard Rachael Vanderwal (Stoney Creek, ONT) paced the Terriers with a game-high 14 points.

Boston U. returns to Case Gym for its final two regular-season games. The Terriers host Albany on Wednesday, March 2, at 7:00 p.m., and New Hampshire on Sunday, March 6, at 1:00 p.m.



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