Box Score Jan. 24, 2015
LEWISBURG, Pa. - Despite an exciting first half that saw 13 lead changes, the Boston University women's basketball team could not hang on down the stretch and dropped a 72-56 game to Bucknell on Saturday afternoon at Sojka Pavilion. BU (4-15, 1-7 PL) trailed by four at the half but the Bisons (13-6, 5-3 PL) pulled away late in the game for a 16-point victory.
Junior Troi Melton led the Terriers with 16 points, 13 of which came in the first half. The 16 points were a career high for Melton. Sophomore Meghan Green added 14 points and five rebounds for BU.
The Terriers shot a very solid 45.2 percent (14-31) from the field in the back-and-forth first half but Bucknell was even better, shooting 52.6 percent (10-19). After a layup by senior Mollie McKendrick gave BU its biggest lead at 11-6, Bucknell went on an 8 point run capped off by a three pointer by Megan McGurk to give the Bisons a 14-11 lead.
BU sophomore Courtney Latham hit a jumper with 4:30 to go in the half to put the Terriers in the lead 24-23 but Bucknell's Audrey Dotson went on a run with a layup, a three-pointer and two free throws helping the Bison build a 34-30 lead heading to the locker rooms. The exciting first half featured 13 lead changes and six tied scores with Bucknell holding a huge advantage from the free throw line, making 9 of 10 compared to BU's 1 of 2.
The close game continued in the second half until three pointers by Bucknell's Audrey Dotson and Claire O'Bryan gave the Bison's their first double-digit lead at 56-45 with 9:04 to play.
Claire DeBoer led the Bisons with 27 points, 18 coming in the second half, to help Bucknell pull away while Audrey Dotson added 18.
Freshman Meghan Doogan came off the bench to score 8 second-half points for BU while Green scored 10 of her 14 in the second half.
The Terriers will be back in action on Wednesday when they take on Army at Case Gym starting at 7 p.m.