Junior Andrea Holmes became the 13th player in program history to join the 1,000-point club for her career. She is the fourth player to reach the mark as a junior.
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Junior point guard Andrea Holmes poured in a game-high 26 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, leading Binghamton (13-7, 6-1 AE) to a 55-51 overtime victory over Vermont (2-18, 2-5 AE) in an America East women’s basketball game on Jan. 23, at Patrick Gym.
In addition to leading her squad to the victory, Holmes became the 13th player in program history to reach the 1,000-point mark for her career. She entered the game needing 21 points to reach the milestone. Holmes is just the fourth Binghamton junior to reach the mark, joining Bess Greenberg (1997-01) and current Bearcat assistant coaches Sarah Cartmill (1998-02) and Leah Truncale (1998-02).
“I am very proud of Andrea for reaching the 1,000-point mark and was glad our team was able to show composure in the overtime period,” head coach Nicole Scholl said. “She hit some big shots for us down the stretch.”
No shot was bigger than the three pointer by Holmes with 1:10 left in overtime. The Catamounts had just taken their first lead of the game (51-49) 12 seconds earlier on a layup by Tonya Young. Holmes then brought the ball up court, got free at the perimeter and drained the shot that put the Bearcats ahead to stay.
The Catamounts, who came back from 12 points down in the second half to force overtime, misfired on their next two trips down the floor and Holmes was fouled with 22 seconds left. She hit the front end of a one-and-one, and Vermont missed a game-tying shot with four seconds left.
Senior guard Jackie Ward, who finished with 15 points, sank a pair of free throws with two seconds left to ice the game.