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Buzzer beater misses, Bearcats hold on for comeback win

LOWELL, Mass.  Junior forward Sherae Swinson scored a season-high 20 points and senior guard Vaneeshia Paulk added 16 points as Binghamton (4-11, 1-1 AE) rallied from 17 points down to defeat UMass Lowell (0-12, 0-2 AE) 65-64 in an America East Conference womens basketball game on Tuesday night at the Costello Athletic Center. The game marked the first-ever Division I meeting between the Bearcats and River Hawks.

The 17-point deficit ties the largest comeback during the Bearcats Division I era. In the 2007 America East Tournament quarterfinals, Binghamton rallied from 29-12 down in first half to defeat Boston University 63-58 at the Events Center.

I thought our team played with a lot of determination in the second half and we are happy to get the win, head coach Nicole Scholl said. Vaneeshia had a great game from start to finish and Sherae stepped up and had a great second half for us.

Binghamton trailed 48-31 with 15:41 left in regulation. Up to that point, the host River Hawks had shot 54 percent from the field (20-of-37) and drained five three-point field goals.

From there, however, the Bearcats began to chip away at the deficit, pulling to within 52-41 with 9:41 left in regulation. Four straight points by the River Hawks padded their lead to 56-41 but the Bearcats responded with a 19-4 run to tie the game at 60-60 with 2:21 left in regulation.

Paulk gave the Bearcats a 63-62 lead when she made the first of two free throws with 1:07 left. At the other end of the floor, however, Jasmine McCroy put the host team up 64-63 with 37 seconds left.

Sophomore Morgan Murphy drove down the lane in traffic to make the game-winning layup with 20 seconds to go. The River Hawks were unsuccessful in their ensuing two trips down the floor.

Lindsey Douchette led the River Hawks with a game-high 22 points.

Binghamton returns home on Saturday for a 2 p.m. game against Maine. It will be part of the Coaches vs. Cancer doubleheader which also includes a 4:30 p.m. mens game against the River Hawks.

NOTES: Swinson and Douchette were the America East Players of the Game.

(Courtesy: BU Athletics)

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