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Terriers Trump Albany, 78-48

Women’s b-ball winning streak continues

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In its largest victory of the season, the Boston University women’sbasketball team (14-6, 8-0 AE) extended its unbeaten streak to ninegames with a 78-48 triumph over Albany (3-18, 1-7 America East) on February 4 — breaking a school record for consecutive wins.

Amarachi Umez-Eronini (CAS’09) led with 17 points, 9 rebounds, and 3 steals, and classmate Christine Kinneary (CAS’09) dished out a game-high 5 handouts, becoming the program’s all-time career assist leader.

In the wire-to-wire victory, BU shot 46 percent from the field andoutrebounded the Great Danes by a 39-31 margin. Umez-Eronini, BU’sAmerica East Player of the Game, shot 50 percent from the field and was9-for-10 from the free throw line. Aly Hinton (CAS’10) recorded a season-high 16 points on 6-for-8 shooting. Also reaching double figures was Kristi Dini(SAR’09), with 10 points. Kinneary needed just five assists to break the 28-year-old record of DebbieMiller (’81), and she came through with four in thefirst half to tie theschool record and one in the second to become the all-time leader.

The Terriers opened the contest on a 14-0 run, holding theGreat Danes scoreless for the first six minutes before TabithaMakopondo went in for a layup to break the streak. Albany scored thenext eight consecutive points to cut the deficit to six, 14-8, at 9:48.Over the next three minutes, BU returned the favor, outscoring UA,10-5, to open up a 24-13 advantage and forcing the home squad to call atimeout and regroup. Jesyka Burks-Wiley(CAS’09) and Hinton scored the Terriers’ final eight points, while FeliciaJohnson tallied five for the Great Danes to round out the first-halfscoring at 32-18.

Throughout the first four minutes of the second half, the Terriers andthe Great Danes traded baskets, moving the score to 41-25 by the 15:57mark. A 5-0 spurt extended the Terriers’ lead to 19, 46-27, at 12:48,and with eight minutes remaining, BU enjoyed a 20-point advantage,58-38.

Tickets for Terrier women’s basketball are available in advance of agame at the Agganis Arena ticket office, 925 Commonwealth Ave.,or online.On game days, the Walter Brown ticket office in the Case Gymnasium, 285 BabcockSt., opens one hour prior to a game. Discounted tickets for facultyand staff are available through the ticket office orby calling 617-353-GOBU. For more information, visit AgganisArena.com.

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