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Stony Brook guard Carson Puriefoy III makes Puriefoy I and Puriefoy II proud

Excerpt from Newsday:

After Carson Puriefoy III wrapped up a postgame radio interview, he locked eyes with his father, who had navigated through throngs of fans to meet his son behind the press table.

Carson Puriefoy II, clad in his son’s No. 10 jersey and a Stony Brook cap, had tears in his eyes.

After Carson Puriefoy III wrapped up a postgame radio interview, he locked eyes with his father, who had navigated through throngs of fans to meet his son behind the press table.

Carson Puriefoy II, clad in his son’s No. 10 jersey and a Stony Brook cap, had tears in his eyes.

Hartford eliminates men’s basketball in AE quarterfinals

Excerpt from Pipe Dream:

The faces at the end of the bench said it all.

Dejection. Frustration. Consternation. This wasn’t the script the Binghamton men’s basketball team had written for itself entering the America East tournament, but it was the one fate delivered.

Hartford (17-15, 10-6 America East) dominated every facet of Saturday night’s game and coasted to a 69-42 victory to advance to the conference semifinals and send the Bearcats (7-23, 4-12 AE) into hibernation until November.

Reed, Brown carry men’s basketball to first win since Jan. 9

Excerpt from Pipe Dream:

Tommy Dempsey has strained his vocal chords several times this season shouting at his players to sprint to the defensive end instead of celebrating a big shot.

But if the rest of the Binghamton men’s basketball team follows the lead of sophomore guard Jordan Reed, Dempsey won’t have to worry about his players’ proclivity for relishing a moment in the days following the Bearcats’ 73-58 win over Maine.

“It makes me more hungry, I know that much,” Reed said of the team’s first victory since Jan. 9. “Now that we have a good hypothesis of what’s successful, it feels great. I just want to go out there and try it and get more wins for the Bearcat nation.”

Madray, Yacob lead men’s basketball to thrashing of New Hampshire

Excerpt from Pipe Dream:

In the Tommy Dempsey era, the Binghamton men’s basketball team has relied heavily on Jordan Reed. The Bearcats had never won a game in which the sophomore guard scored fewer than 16 points and had never come closer than 16 when he scored 10 or fewer.

But in a display of growth on Thursday night, Binghamton (4-11, 1-1 America East) trounced New Hampshire, 67-38, with Reed scoring just 10 points and grabbing four rebounds in 21 minutes of action.

The Bearcats led by as many as 35 points.

Softball’s offense surges in sweep of Hartford

The barrages of runs had come sporadically — one game here, another there — for the Binghamton softball team in 2014.

That changed this weekend, when the Bearcats (18-18, 8-3 America East) swept visiting Hartford by a lump sum of 27-11. It was the first time this season that Binghamton plated eight or more runs in three consecutive games.

“In a lot of the games earlier on this season we were getting [offensive production] from three to four people. It always felt like one group was on, one group was off,” head coach Michelle Burrell said. “I felt like we had everybody contributing this weekend offensively. That made a big difference, and we were able to put up a lot of runs.”

Shooting woes lead to men’s basketball’s demise against Albany

Excerpt from Pipe Dream:

An inauspicious start portended a woeful shooting performance for the Binghamton men’s basketball team in its 57-48 loss to Albany tonight at the Events Center.

The Bearcats (6-20, 3-10 America East), whose two-game winning streak expired with the defeat, converted just one of their first 11 field-goal attempts and then scored just four points in the final 12:20 of the game. They finished the tilt at 32.7 percent from the floor, the loss mathematically precluding them from a conference tournament seeding higher than No. 5.

“Shots weren’t going in,” said sophomore guard Jordan Reed, who posted game-highs of 13 points and 16 rebounds. “The coaches told us they would go in, but unfortunately … a lot of the shots we took just didn’t go in for us.”

Albany takes two from Binghamton softball to capture regular-season title

Excerpt from Pipe Dream:

One pitch dashed the Binghamton softball team’s America East regular season title hopes, as Albany junior third baseman Lauren Alcorn belted a two-out, two-run homer in the sixth inning of Sunday’s series finale.

The shot erased Binghamton’s 1-0 lead and propelled the Great Danes (35-13, 15-2 America East) to a 2-1 victory at the Bearcats Sports Complex. With the win, Albany took the three-game series and edged the Bearcats (29-15, 14-4 AE) for the America East regular season championship and the conference tournament’s top seed.

Binghamton will carry the No. 2 seed into the event.

Colgate rides torrid shooting to rout of men’s basketball

Excerpt from Pipe Dream:

For one more game, Colgate defied the law of averages.

The Raiders didn’t regress from their torrid 2013-14 shooting clips of 51.3 percent from the floor and 48.9 percent from deep, and routed the Binghamton men’s basketball team, 93-64, Sunday afternoon at the Events Center.

Colgate (4-2) torched Binghamton (1-6) from every spot on the floor, shooting 66.7 percent from the field and 62.5 percent (15 for 24) from long range. The Bearcats had not allowed an opponent to reach 90 points since Manhattan scored 94 on Dec. 30, 2011.

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