Andrea Holmes receives a game ball from Head Coach Nicole Scholl before a game at the Events Center on Jan. 29. Holmes was honored for passing the 1,000-point career scoring mark as a Bearcat during a game at the University at Albany last week.
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Senior guard Jackie Ward poured in a game-high 20 points and junior point guard Andrea Holmes finished with 18 points, leading Binghamton (14-8, 7-2 AE) to a 70-43 victory over Maine (3-18, 1-8 AE) in an America East women’s basketball game on Jan. 29, at the Events Center.
The victory improved the Bearcats’ record to a program-best 8-0 at the Events Center. In addition, Binghamton is also off to its best start in its 10 seasons in the America East Conference.
Ward, whose point total represented her season high, also added a game-high five assists and added seven rebounds. Freshman guard Jasbriell Swain finished with eight points, a career-high and game-high 14 rebounds, four assists, a block and two steals while junior forward Viive Rebane turned in a seven-point, 11 rebound, three-assist, one-block and two-steal performance.
“We played very well in the second half today,” head coach Nicole Scholl said. “Jackie had a great game and we did a good job on the boards.”
Nursing a 29-25 lead with 40 seconds left in the first half, the Bearcats turned to Ward, who scored a pair of baskets, giving Binghamton an eight-point lead at the break. She picked right up where she left off after the break, scoring the first eight points to put the Bearcats up 41-25 with 17:24 left in regulation.
Ward also played a significant role in the Bearcats’ other key run, an 11-0 blitz in a span of 2:59 to put them ahead 61-36 with 7:08 left in the contest. She had five points during that span.