VESTAL, N.Y. - Foul trouble for Stony Brook's top scorer helped crumble an early double-digit lead yesterday in a 74-58 women's basketball loss to Binghamton.
Less than 12 minutes in, Kirsten Jeter racked up her third personal and the team's eighth. And when host Binghamton's Viive Rebane sank the front-end of a one-and-one later in the first half, it tied the game at 23 after Stony Brook had led 21-10.
Jeter, who entered averaging a team-high 13.9 points, played just seven minutes in the first half and 19 total. She scored five points. "It's frustrating to play physical when you're in a physical sport and you get every physical activity you do called on you," Jeter said.
Stony Brook (3-12, 1-2 America East) has lost seven of eight. Coach Michele Cherry was aggravated with officials and received a warning after the Seawolves were called for their 10th foul with 4 minutes, 33 seconds to go before halftime. The Bearcats (5-10, 1-1) had capped a 21-2 run to pull ahead 31-23 two minutes earlier.
"I'm not commenting on officiating or what was said," Cherry said of 27 foul calls against the Seawolves. "It doesn't matter. We lost . . . I think you can figure it out."