VESTAL (WBNG) – The Binghamton women are at the bye week of their season and sit at 1-2 in conference play. The biggest obstacle they have faced this season are the injuries to its top two point guards, Kai Moon and Lizzy Spindler.
“No updates, we are still just waiting but hopefully, you’ve got to always be hopeful,” said Binghamton head coach Bethann Shapiro Ord. “There are always going to be bumps in the road with everything you do in life, you just have to try and continue to prepare the young ladies to be ready.”
The injuries have forced Ord to get creative, including the emergence of freshman point guard, Hayley Moore.
“She is doing a great job, today in practice she was really feisty and getting after it and she is continuing to grow,” said Ord.
Ord has also had to move players out of their natural position to better suit the Bearcat offense.
“If you watched last game, Rebecca was the point guard for a while and Bo (Carly Boland) stepped up and was the point guard and again it is all hands on deck,” said Ord.
Our coaches expect Carly Boland and I to fill that role,” said Binghamton senior Rebecca Carmody. “I think Carly has done a really good job, that is not what she plays so it is a hard roll to fill.”
Carmody hasn’t played the point guard position in nearly four years.
“My four years of high school I ran point guard so it has been a little bit,” said Carmody.
Even with the injuries, the Bearcats still have nothing but wins on their minds.
“Play 40 minutes full, out work them on defense get the loose balls, get the hustle plays, execute on offense and we will be okay,” said Carmody.