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BOSTON – Behind double-digit scoring from sophomore Amarachi Umez-Eronini and junior tri-captain Cheri Raffo, the Boston University women's basketball team (10-9, 2-4 America East) earned a 67-57 win over the New Hampshire Wildcats (6-12, 1-5 AE) Tuesday evening in Case Gym. The Terriers shot 81.5 percent from the free throw line, including 5-of-6 in the final minute to put the game away.
Umez-Eronini led BU with 14 points on 3-for-3 shooting from the floor and 8-for-10 from the charity stripe to earn America East Player of the Game honors, while Raffo added 13 points and four rebounds. The Terriers also made the most of their 15 offensive rebounds, pouring in 15 second-chance points. BU outrebounded New Hampshire 41-29 in the game.
The Terriers opened the first half playing catch-up as the Wildcats jumped out to an early five point lead five minutes into the contest. BU fought back however, claiming its first lead of the game at the 10:44 mark on a jumper from Cheri Raffo.
BU began to separate itself from the Wildcats, leading by as many as nine points when Kovach hit a jumper with 5:53 remaining in the half to move the score to 21-12. UNH slowly chipped away at the deficit thanks to the shooting of Danielle Clark, who was 5-of-5 from the floor during that time, drawing the Wildcats within one, 28-27, going into halftime.
The second half was just as tightly contested, as both teams traded leads six times. At the 9:45 mark, Burks-Wiley collected a defensive rebound that started a BU possession that would take up nearly a minute and ended with a Dini 3-pointer that gave the Terriers a 49-45 advantage.
With 1:38 left in the contest, Dini hit a crucial 3-pointer to give the Terriers a six-point advantage. Down the stretch, the Terriers converted on 5-of-6 free throw attempts to round out the scoring at 67-57.BU travels to Binghamton on Saturday, Jan. 27 for a 1 p.m. contest.