Hartford Hawks Athletics – Girls’s Basketball Falls Brief at Binghamton, 52-44

VESTAL, NY – Junior Jordan McLemore scored 10 points when the Hartford women’s basketball team played on Binghamton (52:44) on the Dr. Bai Lee Court at the Events Center fell to end the Hawks’ three-game winning streak. Sierra Smith added nine points and 13 rebounds to the loss.

With the defeat, the Hawks fell 3–3 in the season and in the American East, while the Bearcats improved to 6–2 in the season and 4–2 in the conference game.

BINGHAMTON 52, HARTFORD 44
Back and forth in the first phase, the Hawks carried a narrow lead of 14-12 into the second. Binghamton used the first 6:20 of the second quarter to beat Hartford 6-2. He took the lead at 18:16, while the Hawks shot 1: 6 off the ground during the course. Hartford snapped the cold streak after two consecutive buckets from Breyenne Bellerand and Paula Maurina gave the Hawks a two-point lead. However, Binghamton scored two straight buckets to close in half with a 22-20 lead over the Hawks.

After the Hawks had a four point lead at the beginning of the third quarter, the Bearcats countered with a 6-0 run and took the lead at 32-28 in the middle of the reporting period. Hartford responded with a 9-3 run, which was limited by a setback from Bellerand. After a three-point game at the end of the reporting period, Binghamton led 38-37 into the fourth quarter.

The Hawks kept the Bearcats goalless for almost the first two minutes of the fourth, taking the lead 40-38. However, Binghamton countered with a 10-2 run to extend his lead to 48:42, with 2:21 remaining in regulation. The Hawks were able to reduce the deficit to four points in the last minute, but the Bearcats defeated Hartford 52-44.

INSIDE THE BOX AND NOTES

  • The defeat brings the Hawks’ winning streak to a standstill in three games
  • McLemore led Hartford with 10 points
  • Smith added nine points and 13 rebounds
  • Smith has had double-digit rebounds in consecutive competitions
  • Nina Farkic contributed seven points and nine rebounds to the loss
  • Denai Bowman led Binghamton with 22 points

NEXT ON TAP
The Hawks will be back in action on Saturday January 9th when they open the weekend series against UMass Lowell at the Reich Family Pavilion. The tip is set to 1 p.m. on ESPN + or ESPN3.

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