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Bearcats drop conference matchup to Hartford

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WEST HARTFORD, Conn. – Cherelle Moore scored a game-high 26 points, leading Hartford (8-8, 2-0 AE) to a 59-44 win over Binghamton (3-12, 1-1 AE) in an America East women's basketball game on Tuesday night at the Chase Family Arena. The game marked the Bearcats' first conference road game of the season.

Both teams struggled offensively through most of the first half, as the score was tied 12-12 with 4:54 left before the break. From there, junior guard Kim Albrecht drained a pair of three-point field goals, giving the Bearcats an 18-14 lead with 3:46 left to go. The Hawks, however, answered with a 12-2 run to close out the first half.

In the second half, the Hawks used an 11-4 run to go up 47-30 with 10:24 left in regulation. Binghamton got to within 49-42 on a jumper by freshman Jasmine Sina with 5:24 remaining. Over the ensuing five minutes, however, Moore scored eight more of her points, which keyed a 10-0 Hartford run.

Hartford held a 53-44 rebounding advantage with 29 of them coming off the offensive glass.

Albrecht lead the Bearcats with 15 points while freshman guard Imani Watkins added 13 points, nine rebounds, four assists a block and a steal.

Binghamton returns home for a noon game on Saturday against Vermont.

NOTES: Watkins' nine rebounds ties her career high, which she set against Delaware State on Nov. 17 … over the past two games, Albrecht has averaged 17.5 points and 5.5 rebounds.

(Courtesy: BU Athletics)