Vestal, N.Y.-- Junior Tyler Moore (Portsmouth, Va.) led the way with a career high 24 points on 8-14 shooting, but the Bearcats knocked off UMBC 67-45 on Wednesday. Moore was the lone Retriever in double figures, her second career 20 point game.
UMBC falls to 7-10, 0-4 AE while Binghamton improves to 7-10, 2-2 AE on the year.
Binghamton jumped out to a quick 10-3 lead, but the Retrievers cut into the deficit with Tyler Moore drilling a corner three to make it 10-6. However Binghamton would score just before the end of the quarter to take a 12-6 lead after one. Both teams struggle from the floor, as both teams combine for 14 turnovers.
The Bearcats would use a quick 5-0 run to open the second to take a nine point lead, forcing a UMBC timeout. The Retrievers would finally get on the board as Paula Rubio (Madrid, Spain) hit a step back jumper for the first UMBC field goal of the quarter with three minutes left. However, the shooting woes would continue for the Retrievers, as the team would hit just four field goals in the first 20 minutes, trailing 26-14 at the break.
Moore and Janee'a Summers (Bound Brook, N.J.) led the way with three points each with Summers adding five rebounds. There were 25 combined turnovers in the first half.
Binghamton came out of the break heating up from the floor, extending their lead to 20 early on thanks to a 12-4 run. From there, Tyler Moore would find her shooting stroke, scoring the last 14 points of the quarter for UMBC to make it 43-29 after three.
That run by Moore would spark an 11-0 UMBC run that cut the deficit to just 12, but the Bearcats would respond, holding off the Retriever rally to win
Rebecca Carmody led three Bearcats in double figures with 16 points.
The Retrievers close out their New York road swing at UAlbany on Saturday, Jan. 19. Tip-off with the Great Danes is set for 2 p.m. on ESPN3.