The Bearcats will be without leading scorer Andrea Holmes (No. 11) for the rest of the season after the junior guard suffered a knee injury against Boston University.
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Bearcats seeded third in America East Tournament
March 1, 2011Tweet
Juanita Cochran had 22 points and Sam Landers added 13 points, leading Stony Brook (6-22, 3-13) to a 54-37 victory over Binghamton (18-11, 11-5 AE) in an America East women’s basketball game on Feb. 26, at Pritchard Gym.
The Bearcats’ loss, coupled with Boston University’s win over Vermont, means that the they will carry the No. 3 seed into the upcoming America East Tournament. Binghamton will meet No. 6 New Hampshire in a quarterfinal matchup at 2:35 p.m. Friday, March 4, in Hartford.
Cochran had 11 points and Landers netted 10 points in the opening 20 minutes as the Seawolves opened up a 28-21 lead. Binghamton was undone by 13 turnovers and hit just nine field goal attempts in the first half.
Things got no better for the Bearcats after the half, as they scored only six points in the opening 10 minutes. Cochran, meanwhile, had seven more points during that span and Landers drained a three-pointer as the Seawolves opened up a 44-27 lead.
From there, Binghamton managed just three field goals the rest of the game.
Playing in her final regular-season game, senior guard Jackie Ward scored a team-high 16 points for Binghamton. Junior forward Viive Rebane finished with seven points and a team-high 11 rebounds.
The Bearcats were playing in their first game without starting point guard Andrea Holmes. She suffered a season-ending ACL injury to her left knee during the second half of the Feb. 23 game against Boston University.