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Lady Bearcats fall to UMBC on the road

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BALTIMORE, Md. --The Binghamton women's basketball team (9-11, 4-3 AE) was defeated 62-51 at UMBC (12-8, 3-4 AE) in an America East women's basketball game on Wednesday night at the Retriever Athletic Center. The loss snapped the Bearcats' two-game winning streak.

Senior guard Kim Albrecht finished with a game-high 20 points, draining a career-high six three-point field goals in the process. It marks the first time in her career that she has reached the 20-point mark in two consecutive games, having scored 23 points at UMass Lowell on Sunday.

Sophomore forward Alyssa James, meanwhile, scored 18 points and added six rebounds, three assists, two blocks and a pair of steals.

Binghamton led 22-18 with 6:22 left in the second period. From there, however, the Retrievers closed out the half on an 11-2 run to go up 29-24 at the break. Pandora Wilson capped the run with a layup at the buzzer.

In the third quarter, UMBC scored the first 11 points to go up 41-24 with 6:37 remaining. Wilson and Taylor McCarley each had four points during that stretch.

The Bearcats got to within 47-35 on a three-point field goal by Albrecht with 1:30 left in the third period. McCarley, however, scored with 40 seconds left in the period and was fouled on the play. She made the ensuing free throw, putting UMBC up 50-35 with one period left to go.

The Retrievers maintained their double-digit lead throughout the fourth quarter.

Sophomore guard Imani Watkins added seven points and nine rebounds. Freshman guard McKayla Hernandez dished out a team-best five assists.

Wilson led the Retrievers with 18 points and 10 rebounds. McCarley finished with 17 points and 10 assists.

Binghamton returns home to face Maine on Saturday at 2 p.m. It will be the Bearcats' Play 4Kay game.

(Courtesy: BU Athletics)