Dec. 10, 2011
BOSTON - Boston University remained perfect at home this season as the Terriers defeated Marist, 49-36, Saturday afternoon at Case Gym. The win moves BU to 5-4 on the season.
For the second straight game, the Terriers held their opponent to a less than 20.0 percent field goal percentage in the first half, as Marist went 5-of-26 (.19.2 percent in the first half). The Terriers shot 32.3 percent (10-of-31) after going without a basket for the first four and a half minutes.
BU ended the game with a 28.8 percent clip (17-of-59) while Marist completed 20.4 percent of its shots (10-of-49). The Red Foxes 36 points was the lowest point total BU has held an opponent to since the Terriers held New Hampshire to 35 points on Nov. 18, 2009.
Junior Mo Moran led all players with a game-high 16 points. The guard also added three assists, three steals and two rebounds to her stat sheet. Senior Alex Young posted 13 points for the Terriers, connecting on four shots from beyond the arc.
Senior Caroline Stewart led the team with 13 rebounds while junior Chantell Alford hauled in nine boards and added seven points. Sophomore Rashidat Agboola added nine points and eight rebounds.
Marist opened the game with a 6-0 run to take the lead into the first timeout at 15:36. Alford posted the first points of the afternoon for the Terriers by draining a three from the top of the arc to resume play after the break. Young followed with a jumper on BU's next possession to bring the Terriers within one, 6-5. Moran gave the Terriers a lead they would never relinquish, as she drove to the basket for a layup to put BU on top 7-6, with 11:59 remaining in the half.
BU held Marist scoreless for over seven minutes, as Brandy Gang put the Red Foxes back on the board at the 8:11 mark. The teams traded baskets before Agboola and Moran opened up a six-point lead, 16-10.
Marist used a pair of free throws to chip away at BU's lead but four-straight points from Moran extended the Terriers' advantaged to 20-12 with less than five minutes to play. The Red Foxes scored four unanswered points but BU closed out the half with a 6-0 streak to take a 26-10 lead into the half.
The Terriers opened the second half with a 15-4 run, as Marist did not record its first field goal until the 7:53 mark, going 0-for-15 in the first 12:07 of the second stanza. The Red Foxes scored four-straight points to cut BU's lead to 41-24 with just over seven minutes to play.
Moran's jumper at 4:24 ended a period of over seven minutes without a field goal for BU, but the Terriers still led, 45-29. Agboola added to the lead with a layup before the Red Foxes sunk three shots from the charity stripe.
Moran posted the last points of the afternoon for the Terriers with a pair of free throws, as BU went on to win, 49-36.
The Terriers return to action on Tuesday, Dec. 13, as BU makes the short trip to Chestnut Hill, Mass., to take on Boston College. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.