Big second half helps women’s basketball beat SienaTweet
Junior point guard Andrea Holmes scored a game-high 21 points and junior forward Viive Rebane finished with 20 points and 10 rebounds, leading Binghamton (4-4) to a 72-59 victory over Siena (1-5) in a non-conference women’s basketball game on Dec. 7 at the Events Center. With the victory, the Bearcats are now a perfect 3-0 on their home floor this season.
Rebane had 10 of her points in the first half but both teams struggled offensively and the Bearcats clung to a 21-19 lead at the break. In the second half, however, Binghamton reeled off 51 points to pull away for the victory. It marked the highest point total for the Bearcats in a half since they scored 53 points in the opening 20 minutes at Bryant on Dec. 7, 2009.
“I thought we made good adjustments at the half,” head coach Nicole Scholl said. “We had problems in the first half but made a good run towards the end of the game.”
Holmes, meanwhile, scored 16 of her points in the second half against the Saints, sinking 10 free throws in the process. It marked the 12th time in her career that she has reached the 20-point mark in scoring. She also added six assists.
Nursing a 45-44 lead, Binghamton went on a 16-1 run in a span of 7:03 to take a 61-45 lead with 3:16 left in regulation. The Bearcats sank three three-pointers during that span.
Sophomore forward Kara Elofson added 13 points and seven rebounds for the Bearcats.
Binghamton shot 50 percent for the game, hitting 23 of its 46 field goal attempts.