Women's Hoops falls to BU
Jan. 14, 2012
Stony Brook, N.Y. - The Stony Brook University women's basketball team dropped its fourth straight game on Saturday afternoon as the Boston University Terriers shot a season-high 51.8 percent on its way to a 69-34 victory over the Seawolves at Pritchard Gymnasium.
"We competed for 40 minutes and played hard but give credit to BU, they executed well today" Stony Brook head coach Beth O'Boylesaid.
Alex Young scored a game-high 15 points for BU, while Rashidat Agboola added nine points and nine rebounds and was named the America East Player of the Game for the Terriers .
Junior Sam Landers (Springfield, Va.) led Stony Brook with eight points and junior Jessica Previlon(Brooklyn, N.Y.) grabbed a game and career-high 12 rebounds. Landers was named Stony Brook's America East Player of the Game.
Stony Brook struggled from the field at the start as BU jumped to a 9-2 lead midway through the first half despite missing 17 of its first 21 shots.
The Seawolves got within 9-5 on a jumper from freshman Kellie Krueger(Wilsonville, Ore.) but BU then ran off 10 straight points over the next four minutes to push its lead to 19-5.
Senior Whitney Davis(Muskegon, Mich.) ended the BU run with a jumper and Previlon then hit one of two free throws to bring SBU with 21-8.
But the Terriers responded with a 10-0 run to take their largest lead of the first half at 31-8. Landers (Springfield, Va.) scored five points in the last two minutes though to cut the BU lead to 33-15 at halftime.
Junior Gerda Gatling(Woddbridge, Va.) then hit a baseline jumper for the first hoop of the second half, drawing the Seawolves within 16.
But BU then put the game away, scoring 22 of the game's next 23 points.
The Seawolves will play their third game in five days on Monday, traveling to take on the New Hampshire Wildcats. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.