Women’s Basketball: Terriers defeated by Northeastern in low-scoring affair

Maggie Pina goes up for a shot against Harvard University Nov. 27, 2021. Boston University struggled to score in its loss to Northeastern University Wednesday. JOE EACHUS/ WTBU SPORTS

By Hannah Yoshinaga 

Boston University women’s basketball (2-5, 0-0 PL) dropped its fourth consecutive game Wednesday 53-45 against Northeastern University (5-2, 0-0 CAA), despite both teams struggling on the offensive end.

The Terriers shot just 32% from the field and 18.8% from beyond the arc, both season lows. The Huskies did not fare much better, sinking only two of 14 three-point attempts all game long.

Each team also struggled with holding on to the ball — BU turned the ball over 23 times, while Northeastern registered 15 turnovers. While BU struggled to take advantage of the Huskies’ turnovers, Northeastern feasted on the Terriers’ giveaways and scored 17 points off of them.

The Terriers kept pace with the Huskies for most of the contest, even holding a one-point lead after the first quarter. Though Northeastern led for the final three periods and never trailed again, it hardly seemed fully comfortable and rarely led by more than a few points. A 19-16 fourth quarter secured the Huskies’ victory, their fourth home win on the season.

Junior guards Maggie Pina and Sydney Johnson, BU’s leading scorer heading into the game, were among the Terriers who struggled to establish offensive rhythm. Each went 0-for-5 from deep, and Pina finished 0-of-7.

Senior forward Riley Childs led the team with 13 points on 4-of-6 shooting. She also grabbed 10 rebounds for her second double-double of the season in seven games.

BU has four games remaining in its non-conference slate before league play begins in just under a month. Among its opponents are Rhode Island and Georgia Tech, each of which has lost only one game thus far.

The Terriers’ next match is against Merrimack College on Thursday, with tipoff at 7 p.m.