Women's Hoops falls to first-place Boston University
Feb. 11, 2012
Boston, Mass. - Senior Whitney Davis (Muskegon, Mich.) scored a team-high 14 points and the Stony Brook women's basketball trailed first-place Boston University by just eight at halftime but BU pulled away in the second half for a 56-31 victory on Saturday at Case Gym.
"I'm proud of way we competed today and I happy with our effort on the defense end," Stony Brook head coach Beth O'Boyle said. "But we just didn't execute offensively the way we needed to."
Davis has now scored in double-figures in seven of the last eight games for the Seawolves, who held the Terriers to 36 percent shooting. Carolina Stewart led BU with 15 points and 10 rebounds while Rashidat Agboola added 11 points and 15 boards.
The Terriers jumped to a 14-5 lead midway through the first half before a three from junior Dani Klupenger (Aurora, Ore.) cut the Seawolves deficit to six. BU pushed its lead to 18-9 but back-to-back jumpers from Davis cut the Terriers lead to five with just over five minutes to go.
BU scored the next five points to take its first double-digit lead but the Seawolves held the Terriers scoreless over the final 4:33 of the half and went to break trailing 23-15.
The Seawolves struggled to score at the start of the second half as BU scored the first 11 points of the period to take a 34-15 advantage with 13 minutes to go.
Senior Destiny Jacobs (Glen Burnie, Md.) hit two free throws for Stony Brook's first points of the half and Davis followed with four straight Seawolves points to bring SBU within 14 with 10:50 left.
But that is as close as Stony Brook got as the Terriers slowly pulled away, taking a 20-point lead on a three from Mo Moran with just over six minutes left.
The Seawolves return to action next Saturday, hosting New Hampshire. Tip-off from Pritchard Gym is set for 2 p.m.