BOSTON - Hana Peljto scored a game-high 25 points and Reka Cserny had 24 points to anchor a sharp-shooting Harvard women's basketball team to a 91-74 victory over visiting Boston University at Lavietes Pavilion on Sunday, Dec. 14.
The Crimson shot 62.3 percent from the floor for the game, which included a 19-of-27 shooting effort (70.4 percent) in the second half. B.U. countered by shooting 44.2 percent from the field and while hitting 20-of-24 free throws.
Senior guard Katie Terhune (Port Murray, NJ) led the Terriers with 20 points.
Harvard would hit six of its first seven three-pointers to take a double digit lead, 23-13, at 9:52 in the first half.
A lay-up from senior forward Marisa Moseley (Springfield, MA) and a three-pointer by junior forward Larissa Parr (Eau Claire, WI) closed the gap to 37-32 at halftime.
The Terriers hung with the Crimson for the opening minutes after the break, but Reka Cserny drove in the lane for a lay-up at 11:13 to spark a 12-2 Crimson run. Laura Robinson punctuated the rally, hitting a three-pointer at 6:48 to give Harvard a 72-52 lead.
Terhune drained a three-pointer off an inbounds to play to cut the deficit to 85-71 with 1:50 to go, but jumpers from Cserny and Peljto in the final 2 minutes of play ended a chance of a Terrier comeback.
Both teams had 28 rebounds in the game, with Cserny leading the way on the boards with a game-high eight rebounds. Parr and Moseley each had five rebounds for the Terriers.
Three Terriers joined Terhune in double-figure scoring. Junior forward Becky Bonner (Concord, NH) had 12 points, Parr had 11, while sophomore guard Katie Meinhardt (San Francisco, CA) had 10 points.
Laura Robinson (14 points) and Beverly Moore (10 points) provided the perimeter scoring for the Crimson, while Peljto and Cserny led the way in the paint.
Following a 15-day break for the final exam period, the Terriers return to action with a road game at Wagner University on Tuesday, Dec. 30, at 7:00 p.m.