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BU Snaps Leopards Four-Game Win Streak

Feb. 8, 2014

9-16, 4-8

  1 2 F
Lafayette 27 32 59
Boston 27 34 61

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12-11, 6-6

 Stat Comparison BU LC
 Points 61 59
 FG Made-Attempted 21-55 20-62
 FG Percentage 38.2 32.3
 3P Made/Attempted 4-10 4-16
 3P Percentage 40.0 25.0
 FT Made-Attempted 15-23 15-21
 FT Percentage 65.2 71.4
 Rebounds 34 50
 Turnovers 13 16

 Individual Leaders
 Scoring Totals
 LC - Freeland
 BU - Agboola
 LC - Fiacco 10
 BU - Scannell 9
 LC - O'Hare 5
 BU - Callahan 3
 LC - Fiacco 2
 BU - Scannell 2
 LC - Fiacco 3
 BU - Agboola, Hope 1

EASTON, Pa. - Lafayette's second half comeback bid fell two points short, as Boston University held on for a 61-59 win on Saturday in Patriot League action. The loss snapped the Leopards season-high four-game winning streak. Brya Freeland finished with a season-high 13 points, while Danielle Fiacco (12 points, 10 rebounds) collected her third double-double of the season.

The Leopards moved to 6-6 in Patriot League play, while the Terriers improved to 4-8. The Terriers were led by Rashidat Agboola's game-high 20 points and Mollie McKendrick's 19 points. Emily Homan, Linnel Macklin and Madeline Fahan each finished with nine points for the Leopards.

With less than two minutes to go, Homan knocked down a pair from the free throw line to pull the Leopards to within in two. After a defensive stop, Lafayette could not convert on the offensive end and was forced to foul. BU missed a pair from the line and the Leopards had a chance to tie or take the lead, but Macklin's three was off the mark and the Terriers escaped with a 61-59 win.

Fahan scored the Leopards' first four points, but Boston University held an early 8-4 advantage with 14 minutes to play in the first half. Freeland took the ball coast-to-coast to trim the Terrier lead to three, 11-8, midway through the first half.

BU used an 8-2 run to push its advantage to nine with 7:58 on the clock. Lafayette pulled within three, 21-18, when Freeland hit another driving layup with 3:20 to play in the half. Freeland hit a long two, which was eventually switched to a three-pointer at halftime following an officials' review. Freeland knocked down another three to trim the Terriers advantage to one, 25-24, with less than 30 seconds to play. A pair of free throws from Homan sent the Leopards into the break tied with BU at 27.

Fiacco gave the Leopards their first lead of the game with a pair of buckets to start the second half, but the Terriers held a 32-31 advantage at the under-16 media timeout. Freeland continued to answer for Lafayette, as she was fouled on a three-point attempt and knocked down all three from the stripe to give the Leopards a 35-34 lead.

Four straight points from BU's Mollie McKendrick pushed the Terriers ahead, 38-35, but Macklin countered with back-to-back buckets to take a 39-38 lead with 11:45 to play. After a basket by the Terriers, Macklin connected on a triple from the wing to make it a 42-40 Lafayette advantage. On BU's next possession, Agboola finished a layup and completed the three-point play to give the Terriers a 43-42 edge midway through the second half.

Boston pushed its run to seven straight to build a five-point lead, 47-42 at the 9:13 mark. With 7:45 on the clock, Fiacco finished at the low block to pull the Leopards within three, 47-44. After a pair of free throws from BU's Clodagh Scannell, the Terriers stretched their lead to seven on a corner three from Sarah Hope.

Another three from Hope extended the deficit to nine with five minutes to play. Lafayette answered with buckets from Kelly Loughney and Macklin to slice the lead to five. On the Leopards next possession Homan finished in the post to cut the lead to three 59-56 at the final media timeout. Agboola finished in the paint to increase the Boston advantage to four, 61-57 with two and a half minutes on the clock. The Terriers held on to beat the Leopards, 61-59. 

The Leopards will be back in action on Wednesday night at Loyola Maryland. The game is scheduled to tip off at 7 p.m.