Feb. 2, 2010
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BOSTON - The Boston University women’s basketball team (11-10, 7-2 AE) will welcome Binghamton (8-13, 4-4 AE) to Case Gym on Wednesday afternoon in a key conference match-up between the second-place Terriers and the fourth-place Bearcats.
THE TERRIERS: The Terriers have put together back-to-back wins recently with victories over UNH and Maine, backed by a clutch performances from freshman Caitlynn Moran at UNH, who hit eight-straight in the final two minutes at UNH, and sophomore Alex Young, who turned in a 20-point performance vs. Maine. The second-place Terriers are led offensively by Chantell Alford with 15.2 ppg, who recently amassed 304 points and ranks seventh in program history for freshman scoring. She is followed by Young with 13.9 ppg and freshman Caitlynn Moran with 12.6 ppg. Young is suffering from no sophomore slump as she has already more than doubled her point production from a year ago, while Moran has been a solid contributor dishing out a team-high 93 assists.
On the boards, senior Aly Hinton has brought down a team-best 6.0 rpg, and overall now ranks ninth all-time with 650 rebounds. She is also just 10 points away from reaching 1,000 career points.
LAST TIME OUT (Maine, Jan. 30, 2010): Sophomore Alex Young had the hot hand with a game-high 20 points as the Boston University women's basketball team defeated Maine, 56-59, on Saturday afternoon at Case Gym. The Terriers improve to 11-10 overall and 7-2 in America East action, while Maine falls to 7-14 overall and 3-6 in the conference.
Young, who earned America East Player of the Game honors, was 7-for-15 from the field and knocked down two treys to go along with two assists in the game. She was joined in double-figures by freshman Chantell Alford
with 18 points on 8-for-12 shooting. Alford also dished out three assists and earned six steals, including two in the final eight minutes that led to four crucial fastbreak points for the Terriers. Senior Aly Hinton
chipped in nine points and she is now just 10 points away from the 1,000-point plateau. Sophomore Caroline Stewart
brought down a game-high 11 rebounds for the Terriers.
BU shot 40.0 percent from the field and hit four from behind the arc, while holding the Black Bears to 33.3 percent field-goal shooting. BU was aggressive in transition and netted 14 points on the fast break and held Maine to just four points in the same situation. The Terriers also outscored the Black Bears, 28-20, in the paint.
LAST TIME OUT VS. BINGHAMTON (Jan. 7, 2010): The Boston University women's basketball team captured its second road conference victory in three days, taking down Binghamton 68-57 Thursday night at the Events Center. BU is now 2-0 in conference action and 6-8 overall while Binghamton slips to 4-9 overall and drops its first conference contest of the season.
Down 47-30 with 11 minutes to play, the Bearcats clawed their way back on the strength of a 17-4 run that brought the score to 51-47 with just under five minutes to play. The teams traded baskets down the stretch, pushing the score to 59-54 in the Terrier's favor with less than two minutes on the clock. Clinging to a five-point lead with 1:26 to play in the game, the Terriers' free throw shooting was put to the test and proved rock solid as BU drained nine freebies with under a minute and a half to go to seal the win.
Alex Young led all scorers with 20 points on 7-of-13 shooting, and added seven rebounds and four assists. Aly Hinton chipped in 17 points thanks to a 6-for-8 performance from the charity stripe, and Chantell Alford added after going 8-for-9 from the free throw line. Caitlynn Moran was the final Terriers in double figures, netting 10 points to go with team-high totals of eight boards and seven assists. Viive Rebane led the Bearcats with 14 points and 15 rebounds, 11 of which came on the offensive side. Jackie Ward added 13 for Binghamton, Erica Carter chipped in 11 and Darryll Peterson added nine points and 13 boards in just 23 minutes.
BU VS. BINGHAMTON: The series with Binghamton is relatively young compared with other opponents in the America East and the Terriers own a 12-7 advantage in the eight-year-old series. The Bearcats joined the conference in 2001-02, but the rivalry has heated up in recent years and with a highly-competitive season series last year. Last season, the Bearcats threatened BU’s undefeated conference season when it took the Terriers into overtime in Vestal, N.Y., until Amarachi Umez-Eronini’s last-second layup lifted BU to victory. In the semifinals of the America East tourney, the two teams squared off again and BU advanced to the league finals after a four-point triumph. Earlier this season, the Terriers recorded their fourth-straight win over the Bearcats.
COUNTDOWN TO 1,000; 10 to GO: Senior Aly Hinton is the next Terrier in line to reach the 1,000-point plateau. The Richboro, Pa., native is just a mere 10 points away.
ALFORD AMONG TOP ROOKIES NATIONALLY: Freshman Chantell Alford is ranked 14th among all freshmen in the NCAA Division I with 15.2 points per game. Delaware’s Elena Delle Donna is the national leader for freshmen with 25.7 ppg.
ALFORD, MORAN AMONG PROGRAM’S TOP FRESHMAN SCORERS: The freshman duo of Chantell Alford and Caitlynn ‘Mo’ Moran has made an immediate impact on the Terriers’ program and it is now showing in the record books. Alford has already amassed 304 points to rank seventh all-time for freshman scoring, while Moran is close behind with 264 to tie Aly Hinton’s freshman tally and rank ninth.
Women’s Basketball All-Time Freshmen Scoring Record
1. Katie Terhune 2000-01 438
2. Alison Dixon 1997-98 354
3. Debra Miller 1977-78 350
4. Jill Sosnak 1990-91 343
5. Andrea Ashuck 1985-86 313
6. Julie Schmidt 1991-92 307
7. Chantell Alford 2009-10 304
8. Katie Meinhardt 2002-03 298
9. Aly Hinton 2006-07 264
9. Caitlynn ‘Mo’ Moran 2009-10 264
IN THE RECORD BOOKS: Senior Aly Hinton currently ranks ninth all-time in career rebounds with 650 boards, fifth all-time in career free throw percentage (.792) and 10th in 3-pointers (86).
HINTON SET TO JOIN EXCLUSIVE CLUB: Senior Aly Hinton is on pace to join an exclusive club of BU women’s basketball players who have surpassed 1,000 points and 600 rebounds.
1,000-point, 600-rebound Terriers:
Debbie Miller ‘81 - 1,869 points, 1,198 rebounds
Alison Dixon ‘01 - 1,648 points, 695 rebounds
Jill Sosnak ‘95 - 1,430 points, 828 rebounds
Andrea Ashuk ‘89 - 1,348 points, 681 rebounds
Jesyka Burks-Wiley ‘09 - 1,315 points, 623 rebounds
Adrienne Norris ‘05 - 1,112 points, 842 rebounds
Aly Hinton ’10 – 990 points, 650 rebounds
DOUBLE THE FUN: For 13 straight games, freshman Chantell Alford enjoyed a streak where she landed in double-digit scoring from Nov. 24, 2009 to Jan. 18, 2010. Classmate Caitlynn Moran has reached 20 or more points on six occasions, which is the second most in the league, while Alford has accomplished it on five occasions. Sophomore Alex Young has turned the heat up this season as she currently averages 13.9 points per game and reached double figures in 12 consecutive games, which included back-to-back 20+-point performances, and spanned nearly two months (Nov. 21- Jan. 13).
TERRIERS IN THE AMERICA EAST: The women’s basketball team ranks in the top three in the America East statistics in nine categories, while individually, the Terriers rank in the top five in eight categories.
BU IN THE TOP THREE:
Rank Category 1. Defensive Rebounds (26.9)
2. Assists (13.0 pg)
2. Scoring (65.9)
2. Rebounding Offense (38.8 pg)
2. Turnover Margin (+2.71)
2. Assist/Turnover Ratio (0.8)
T-3. 3-Point Field Goals Made (6.5 pg)
3. 3-Point FG Percentage (.318)
3. Scoring Margin (0.0)
TERRIERS IN THE TOP FIVE:
Rank Name Category
1. Aly Hinton Free Throw Percentage (.843)
2. Chantell Alford Steals (2.9)
2. Caitlynn Moran Assist/Turnover Ratio (1.5)
2. Chantell Alford Scoring (15.2)
3. Caitlynn Moran Minutes Played (37.2)
4. Caitlynn Moran Assists (4.4)
4. Aly Hinton Defensive Rebounds (4.7)
T-4. Caitlynn Moran Steals (2.1)