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Vestal, N.Y. Binghamton (7-10, 2-2 AE) used a balanced offensive attack to defeat UMBC (7-10, 0-4 AE) 67-45 in an America East basketball game on Wednesday night at Dr. Bai Lee Court at the Events Center. The victory marks the Bearcats' second triumph in their past three games.
Senior guard Rebecca Carmody netted a team-best 16 points to go along with eight rebounds, three assists and three steals. She now has 902 points for her career and continues to lead the conference with 7.6 rebounds per game.
Junior guard Karlee Krchnavi scored a career-high 14 points, draining four of her six three-point field goal shots in the process. Fellow junior guard Carly Boland added 13 points, seven rebounds, four assists, two blocks and three steals.
The victory also marked the first time head coach Bethann Shapiro Ordcoached against her alma mater. She graduated from UMBC in 1989.
"I am happy with how we did tonight," she said. "We always want four or five players to score in double figures and we nearly had that tonight. We took a lot of good shots. Some of them just didn't fall but a lot of them did."
Binghamton never trailed in the game, with the score only being tied once at 2-2. The Bearcats limited the Retrievers to just 15 percent shooting in the first half (4-of-26) to take a 26-14 led at the break.
The Bearcats then blew the game open in the fourth quarter, using an 18-3 run in a span of 5:36 to go up 61-33 with 3:37 left in regulation.
The victory overshadowed a game-high 24 points by UMBC's Tyler Moore. She was 8-for-14 from the field, including 6-of-10 from beyond the three-point arc.
Sophomore forward Olivia Ramil added eight points, a game-high 10 rebounds and a pair of blocks in the winning effort. It marked the third time this year she has reached double figures in rebounding.
Redshirt sophomore Bailey Williams scored a career-high seven points while freshman forward Annie Ramil chipped in six points, seven rebounds and a pair of steals.
As a team, Binghamton finished with a season-best 47 rebounds against the Retrievers. The Bearcats also drained a season-best 11 three-point field goals.
Binghamton hosts Vermont on Saturday at 2 p.m.