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Carmody Makes A Name For Herself As BU Handles UMass Lowell

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LOWELL, Mass  -- Senior forward Rebecca Carmody finished with 13 points, 10 rebounds and a career-high nine assists, leading Binghamton (8-11, 3-3 AE) to a 70-50 win over UMass Lowell (6-14, 2-5 AE) in an America East women's basketball game on Wednesday morning at the Tsongas Center. The win is the Bearcats' second in their past three contests as well as their second straight road victory.

Carmody recorded her ninth career double-double and came one assist away from recording just the fourth triple-double in Binghamton program history. She also added a pair of steals.

For her career, Carmody now has 923 points, moving her into a tie for 19th place all-time in Binghamton program history with Reagan Stevens (1993-97). Against UMass Lowell, she passed Jen Gaeta (1992-94), who was No. 20 with 918 career points.

Junior guard Carly Boland 12 points and four other Binghamton players finished with at least eight points against the River Hawks.

As a team, the Bearcats shot a season-high 48 percent from the floor (27-of-56) and drained nine three-point field goals.

"I am really proud of our team today," head coach Bethann Shapiro. "I thought our composure was good, especially when (UMass Lowell) put the press on. We had a positive assist-turnover radio (17:13), which was huge. Rebecca has been working really hard on her game – she's always on the court, she's watching film and today showed that."

Boland had eight of her points and Carmody had a pair of assists in the first quarter, as the Bearcats opened up a 17-10 lead. As a team, Binghamton sank three shots from beyond the three-point arc during that stretch.

From there, the Bearcats outscored the River Hawks 19-11 in the second period and 20-11 in the third period. Binghamton's largest lead of the game was 51-24 with 3:29 left in the third period.

Sophomore forwards Olivia Ramil and Kaylee Wasco each finished with nine points while freshman forward Annie Ramil and junior guard Kai Moon both added eight points.

Kharis Idom of UMass Lowell led all scorers with 21 points.

Binghamton heads to defending conference champion Maine on Sunday for a noon game.

Courtesy: BU Athletics