Freshman forward Adrienne Norris led the Terriers with an 18-point, 11-rebound effort. Photo by Rob Klein.
BOSTON - Freshman forward Adrienne Norris came off the bench to score a career- and game-high 18 points and grab a game-high 11 rebounds as the B.U. women's basketball team held off a late Hawk rally to win, 66-58, at Case Gymnasium on Monday night (Jan.7).
Hartford opened the game missing their first eight shots and didn't score their first field goal until Angie Pezzetta hit a three-pointer at 7:39 as the Terriers led, 16-6, in the first half.
The Hawks would close the gap to within four, but the Terrier freshmen answered.
Forward Larissa Parr (Eau Claire, WI) pushed the ball into the front court on a fast break and found Norris wide open under the basket for an easy lay-in to give B.U. a 24-16 lead at 3:21.
Parr scored a lay-in from the block off a feed from sophomore guard Katie Terhune (Port Murray, NJ) to give the Terriers a 28-18 lead with a minute remaining in the half.
The Terriers led by as many as 19 points early in the second half, but the Hawks would go on a 15-4 run to bring the game within two at 63-58 with 52 seconds to go in the game.
Janeka Lopp scored 13 of her team-high 15 points in the second half for the Hawks.
B.U. sealed the game from the charity stripe, going to the line 26 times in the second half, while hitting 18 of their chances.
Terhune and sophomore forward Marisa Moseley (Longmeadow, MA) joined Norris in double figure scoring with 13 and 11 points, respectively.
For Norris, it was her third consecutive double figure scoring effort and first career double-double.
The Terriers improve to 8-5 on the year and 1-1 in the America East with the win and take on Binghamton in New York on Friday (Jan. 11). Game time is 7 p.m.