VESTAL, NY – After seeing several games on their schedules rescheduled and moved due to COVID concerns, Binghamton’s men’s and women’s basketball teams finally returned to the court on Saturday.
Both teams were at home for a doubles program inside the Events Center against NJIT.
The women announced the end of the day at 2 p.m. and fought in a close fight with the Highlanders.
Senior Hayley Moore knocked down 3 of 5 from beyond the arc and scored 13 points to pace all of Bearcat’s scorers.
Genevieve Coleman finished one point behind as she scored 12 with 6 rebounds.
However, NJIT was led by a pair of 19 point scorers to Ellyn Stoll and Lyzi Litwinko.
The Highlanders even saw Seton Catholic Central graduate Reese Vaughn drop a 3 and bounce in 5 minutes of work in front of a local crowd.
The Bearcats fell to the Highlanders, losing their first game to America East in a close game, 66-64.
BU was scheduled to face Hartford on the road on Wednesday, but earlier today the conference announced the game had been postponed due to COVID issues within the Hawks program.
It was the same scenario the men faced in their game against Hartford.
So the women are now on leave until Sunday when they welcome Maine for a 2 p.m. counseling.
On the men’s side, the Bearcats were looking to extend their three-game winning streak by hosting the NJIT.
The Bearcats fell behind in the first half and couldn’t come back.
Jacob Falko led the way at BU with 11 points, while Christian Hinckson added 9 points and 8 rebounds.
BU falls to NJIT, 67-56.
It’s the first conference loss for the Bearcats this season.
They’ll try to bounce back on Sunday when they head to Maine for a 1pm start.