Four games left in the Bearcats regular season: First up, UMass LowellPosted: Updated:
Vestal, N.Y. - With just four games left in the regular season, Binghamton University Women's basketball team have already secured their spot in their postseason. The Bearcats are sixth in the America East conference and with eight out of the nine teams appearing in the playoffs, UMBC (1-12) is unable to surpass the Bearcats to knock them out.
"I mean we're not really worried about our positioning heading into the playoffs. That's at least what we keep telling ourselves" said senior Rebecca Carmody. "We're saying that because a lot of the games we've played in have been so close. Losing one in overtime, losing a few just by a couple of points, we're able to hang with the majority of the teams we're playing."
"We're just working on consistency right now and trying to grow as a team" said first year head coach, Bethann Shapiro Ord. "Different players have stepped up every game and it's been terrific. It's fun to see the team continue to grow."
"We need to go in each of the next four games with the mindset that we're going to win every single one" said Carmody.
Those next four games could bring some great basketball and even more importantly, a chance to grab more wins for momentum and playoff standing purposes. Although their last four games of the regular season bring two of the best and two of the worst teams in the conference, the focus of course is on their next game. Their next game being tonight at as they host Umass Lowell at 7 pm.
"This game against UMass Lowell is the most important game of the season. All we can do is focus on the task at hand" said Ord. "You don't want to overlook anybody and you don't want too overlook where we're going."
The Bearcats are coming off a historic 58-36 win over UMBC and the last time the Bearcats met the Umass River Hawks, BU dominated on all phases defeating them 70-50. The bigger picture other than the 20-point win is the fact that nine out of the eleven players who clocked minutes put points on the board.
"It could be anyone any given night, which has been fun" said Ord. "But right now, we're just looking for consistency with everyone stepping up not just one or two players a night. But, they all know they each need to do their job individually to be the best they can be as a team."
"We share the ball well and people are putting the ball in the basket. I think that's the biggest thing this year is that we're sharing the basketball." said Carmody.
Binghamton host UMass Lowell tonight at the Events Center at 7 p.m.