Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 1:55:31 AM

Local Sports

Print Friendly | Bookmark and Share

Bearcats fall at home to Vermont

VESTAL, N.Y.  Kristina White scored a game-high 19 points, leading Vermont (6-14, 3-4 AE) to a 65-57 win over Binghamton (4-16, 1-6 AE) in an America East womens basketball game on Sunday afternoon at the Events Center. The loss marked the fifth straight setback for the Bearcats.

White drained five three-point field goals, four of which came in the second half. The Catamounts had a double-digit lead for much of the first half but had to rely on Whites heroics to hold off the Bearcats over the final 20 minutes.

It was frustrating today, head coach Nicole Scholl said. We got outworked in the first half and even though we played better in the second half, (White) hit some big shots for them.

The first half belonged to Whites teammate, Niki Taylor, who scored 10 of her 14 points during that stretch. The Catamounts shot 44 percent (15-of-34) and took a 34-22 lead at the break.

Binghamton pulled to within 39-34 in the first 3:28 of the second half. The Bearcats got to the free throw line 10 times during that span and made nine of their attempts.

White halted the comeback by draining back-to-back three-point field goals, stretching the lead to 45-34. Her next three pointer gave Vermont a 58-43 lead with 9:58 left in regulation.

The Bearcats pulled to within 62-53 on a three-point play by sophomore Kandace Newry with 3:45 left to go. White, however, sank her final three-point field goal with 2:58 left, giving the Catamounts a 65-53 advantage.

Sophomore forward Morgan Murphy led the Bearcats with 14 points and six rebounds. She has now reached double figures in two of the last three games. Senior guard Vaneeshia Paulk finished with 13 points.

Kaylea Britton added 10 points for the Catamounts.

Vermont outrebounded Binghamton 44-30 for the game and finished with 16 offensive rebounds. The Catamounts also held an 18-4 edge in second-chance points.

Binghamton hosts UMass Lowell Thursday at 7 p.m.

NOTE: White and Murphy were the America East Players of the Game.

(Courtesy: BU Bearcats)

View Related Articles: (Col) BU Bearcats, (Col)W Basketball or comment on this one below.

blog comments powered by Disqus


Back Back

Binghamton web design and website hosting by EFX internet  EFX internet


Additional Articles


Friday Night Frenzy: Week 3
For scores and highlights from Section IV's Week 3 Friday night, click on the link below to visit our High School Football... more

Olympics may wreak havoc with 2016 DSGO VIEW VIDEO
For the first time since 1904, the 2016 Summer Olympics will feature golf.  While it's still long enough away to say for sure, the early speculation is that it could cause problems with the Dick's... more

Murphy leaves Bearcats VIEW VIDEO
The task of turning around a basketball program that went a combined 11-50 the last two seasons isn't easy.  For first year BU Head Coach Linda Cimino, it may have just become harder. The BU... more

New dates likely to help Dick's Open VIEW VIDEO
When the Dick's Sporting Goods Open first started, it took over the same dates held by the B.C. Open in June.  After the flood of 2011, the Tournament moved back to mid-August to give En-Joie time to... more

McCrory: "I've Arrived" VIEW VIDEO
On September 5, local MMA fighter Tamden McCrory needed only 21 seconds to knockout his opponent Brennan Ward in his first professional fight since 2009.  McCrory's KO is being regarded as the... more

Thursday High-School Roundup VIEW VIDEO
Maine-Endwell 0 Elmira              0 Chenango Valley 0 Johnson City        6 Binghamton          3 Corning                ... more

Greco's departure should not affect Dick's Open VIEW VIDEO
After several years as Superintendent at Endicott's En-Joie Golf Course, Rocco Greco is stepping down and taking the same position at Binghamton Country Club.  While Greco and his staff routinely get... more

Click here for more local sports...icon

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

 A News Story

If you are looking for a copy of a news story that we recently aired, simply click here to find out how.

Breaking News

Do you have a tip or information about a breaking news story? Contact the FOX 40 News Desk at 607.798.0070 or send us an email .




ADVERTISEMENT

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Stumble It More...