BU Women Fall To UMass Lowell
The road trip for the Binghamton women's basketball team ended on January 8 as they left Baltimore with a win over UMBC, giving them a 1-1 record in the America East Conference. The Bearcats returned home to host UMass Lowell in hopes of improving to 2-1 in conference play.
The River Hawks started slow but managed to go on a 16-0 run towards the end of the first quarter. Ren'Cia Rolling led the way with 11. Jaliena Sanchez added seven and Kharis Idom chipped in six as UMass Lowell had 32 points in the first half.
Binghamton started strong but hit a rather long scoring drought. Olivia Ramil recorded eight and both Annie Ramil and Denai Bowman counted for four apiece as the Bearcats trailed 32-21 going into halftime.
UMass came out of the break and did their best to hold off BU. Ren'Cia Rolling finished with a game-high 20 points. Kharis Idom tallied 15 and Shamyjha Price chipped in nine as the River Hawks totaled 66 points for the game.
Binghamton managed to claw their way back into the game and eventually take back the lead. Olivia Ramil had herself an outstanding double-double performance with 13 points and 20 rebounds to go with five blocks. Both Kai Moon and Carly Boland supplied 12 in an unfortunate loss as the Bearcats fell 66-56, dropping to 1-2 in the conference. The team will look to rebound on the road as they'll face the Vermont Catamounts in Burlington on January 15.