BU women closing out non-conference play


The Binghamton University women’s basketball team is one game away from completing their non-conference portion of the 2018-19 schedule.

The Bearcats will face Dartmouth on the road on New Year’s Eve before opening America East play two days later.

Currently sitting at 5-7, BU will look to snap a four-game losing skid while also gaining some momentum heading into conference play when they face the Big Green on Monday.

A team’s record isn’t always indicative of how they play on the court, and that is certainly the case with Binghamton.

BU was in a few games that, had the ball bounced their way one or two more times, they could be looking at a few more wins.

But, despite all that, many of the players, including sophomore Olivia Ramil, believe that the best is yet to come.

“I think we’re getting better. We’ve played some tough teams, but I think it’s only going to get us better for conference play. You know, the America East is a pretty strong conference. So, it’s good preparation,” Ramil said.

The team is in it’s first year under new head coach Bethann Shapiro Ord, and are still trying to perfect the new system put in place.

However, senior Rebecca Carmody feels that it’s a system that has benefited the entire team.

“Oh, we’ve picked it up fast. Completely different from the last coaching staff’s style. But, I like it. It gives a lot of people the opportunity to score and touch the ball, and move. It keeps our offense not stagnant. So, you know, we’re working hard every day,” says Carmody.

The Bearcats are in the midst of their longest road stretch of the season, dating back to before Christmas against Notre Dame and Marquette, with three more stops before returning home.

BU takes on Dartmouth Monday before opening up America East play on Wednesday against Albany and then at New Hampshire on Saturday.

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