Rebecca Carmody came off the bench in the first game of her senior season at Binghamton University, but that did not minimize her impact on the game.
The JB Hoops alum and Western Wayne grad led the Bearcats in scoring with 16 points in 22 minutes during Tuesday night’s 69-62, home-court victory over the University of Charleston (W.Va.).
Carmody had started 63 of the 92 games she played in during her first three years at Binghamton.
“Rebecca is a player who can do a lot of the things we need to be successful this year,” new Binghamton coach Bethann Shapiro Ord said, according to a season preview on the Binghamton athletic website. “As a senior, it’s her time to not hold back. She is really pushing herself to get better.
“Depending on the matchup, she can play several positions.”
Carmody is one of two starters back from Binghamton’s 20-12 team last season.
The 5-foot-9 forward was fifth in the America East in rebounds last season with 6.8 per game. She also averaged 7.6 points.
Carmody grabbed five rebounds, dished out four assists and made two steals in the opener.
Two JB Hoops alums are senior guards for the Binghamton men’s team, which fell to Cornell, 86-75, in the second half of Tuesday’s doubleheader.
J.C. Show from Abington Heights, the team’s leading score the past two seasons, had 11 points and three steals.
Timmy Rose from Scranton Prep played the most minutes among Binghamton reserves with 18. After being limited by injury for part of the preseason, he had six points and two assists.
Binghamton, which went 11-20 last season, has a challenging December schedule that includes games against Michigan, Northwestern and Notre Dame.