Women’s basketball loses in America East semifinals
March 8, 2011Tweet
Alex Young scored a game-high 25 points to lead second-seeded Boston University (17-13) to a 59-44 win over third-seeded Binghamton (19-12) in an America East women’s basketball semifinal matchup on March 6, at the Chase Family Arena in West Hartford, Conn.
Playing without first-team all-conference point guard Andrea Holmes, Binghamton led for most of the first half and the first part of the final 20 minutes. In the end, however, the Boston bench and Young’s hot hand prevailed.
“We played as hard as we could for as long as we could, but give Boston credit,” head coach Nicole Scholl said. “Alex Young had an unbelievable day shooting.”
Playing in her final college game, guard Jackie Ward netted a team-high 17 points. Junior forward Viive Rebane finished with 16 points and 13 rebounds. For the tournament, she finished with an average of 18.0 points and 8.5 rebounds per contest.
Ward drained three three-point shots and Rebane scored 10 of her points in the opening 20 minutes as Binghamton took a 22-20 lead at the half. With the score deadlocked at 28-28 six minutes into the second half, however, Young took over the game. She scored 18 of the Terriers’ next 24 points, including four three pointers as Boston built a 52-37 lead with 2:52 left to play.
Binghamton will return four starters as well as 11 letter-winners next season.