Women’s Basketball: Terriers extend win streak with home win over St. Francis Brooklyn

By Aniya Sumner

Boston University Women’s Basketball (3-2) defeated the St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers (1-5) Wednesday afternoon with a score of 72-61, giving them their second home game win of the season. 

Senior guard Sydney Johnson led the team with 20 points and six assists, along with the most steals in the game (5). Junior forward Caitlin Weimar contributed to the win as well with 12 points and 13 rebounds, making it her fourth double-double of the season. Senior guard Maggie Pina sealed the deal by shooting 66.7% from behind the arc. 

Despite having a slow start, the Terriers dominated the first quarter by scoring 19 points in the first six minutes of the game, all while keeping St. Francis to a mere five baskets. A late rally by the Brooklyn Terriers fell short as BU managed to keep the lead and end the first quarter at 22-14.

The second quarter posed a bit more trouble for BU, as they went 1-for-5 on 3-pointers, with the only other points in the quarter coming from two layups and two free throws. 

Nonetheless, BU capitalized on St. Francis’ miscommunications as the Terriers scored 12 points off turnovers at the end of the second half.

Senior forward Maren Durant teamed up with Johnson in the second quarter, with a combined six points, three steals and four rebounds, allowing BU to hold on to the lead and end the half at 35-30.  

Shooting 66.7% from behind the 3-point line, BU scored their highest number of points in the third quarter (23). Weimar, who was named the Patriot Women’s Basketball Player of the Week this week, added six points and six rebounds in the quarter alone to further extend the lead to 58-45.

The fourth quarter followed the same pace as the second, with BU and St. Francis going back and forth in the first five minutes. However, the Brooklyn Terriers took advantage of Durant’s high number of fouls, giving her her fifth with four minutes left in the quarter.  

With Durant out, and Sam Crispe and Lauren Davenport close behind with three fouls, St. Francis was able to put up 13 points in the last few minutes of the game. However, BU’s bench stepped up tremendously, scoring 10 points in the fourth quarter alone, allowing the Terriers to take home yet another win.

BU looks to continue their win streak as they travel to New Hampshire on Sunday to take on the New Hampshire Wildcats at 1 p.m.