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ALUMNI REPORT: Rebecca Carmody reaches 1,000 in comeback

Rebecca Carmody reached a personal career milestone and was part of a record-setting team comeback all in the same night with the Binghamton University women’s basketball team in its most recent outing.

The JB Hoops alum and senior from Western Wayne reached the 1,000-point mark for her career with the basket that put the Bearcats ahead to stay in the biggest comeback in the school’s history as a National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I program.

Carmody arrived at that mark February 13 when she had 12 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists in the 58-46 America East Conference victory over the University of Maryland-Baltimore County.

“It’s an awesome feeling,” Carmody said in a Facebook Live interview posted by the Binghamton athletic department. “I’m really happy.”

UMBC led Binghamton, 30-10, in the second quarter. The Bearcats had scored just one point in the first quarter.

“I’ve never been a part of a comeback like this,” coach Bethann Shapiro Ord said.

Carmody’s drive with 2:42 left in the third quarter put Binghamton in front for good, 39-38, and sent her over 1,000 points.

“Hopefully, we’ll never have to be in that situation again, but it was an exciting comeback and I’m glad we got the win,” Carmody said.

Carmody helped start the comeback by scoring five points in an 11-0 run over the final 2:38 of the half to get within 30-21.

The 5-foot-9 forward joined her twin sister Rachel, who also got to the 1,000-point mark for her career this season while playing for Misericordia University.

Rebecca Carmody has provided a bit of everything for Binghamton, which is 5-7 in the America East and 10-15 overall going into its Feb. 20 game against the University of Massachusetts-Lowell.

While playing every game and starting all but two, Carmody leads Binghamton in four major statistical categories with 13.8 points, 8.0 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.7 steals per game.

The America East’s top rebounder is fourth in the conference in assists, sixth in scoring and eighth in steals.

When Binghamton last faced UMass-Lowell Jan. 23, Carmody had 13 points, 10 rebounds and 9 assists in a 70-50 win.

With 1,004 career points, Carmody is 17th in school history, but just 15 points out of 15th place.

Carmody finished her Western Wayne career with 1,122 points. She was also a four-event, District 2 champion as a sprinter and jumper in track and field and a league Player of the Year in volleyball for the Wildcats.


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