Stony Brook, N.Y. - Senior Kirsten Jeter (Elmont, N.Y.) and junior Destiny Jacobs (Glen Burnie, Md.) each had 17 points and six rebounds but the first-place Boston University Terriers shot 60 percent in the second half on its way to an 82-65 victory over the Stony Brook University women's basketball team on Thursday at Pritchard Gymnasium.
The Seawolves (3-15, 0-6 AE) shot 43.4 percent for the game, its highest shooting percentage since shooting 43.9 percent in the win over Nicholls State on Nov. 24. Chantell Alford led four Terriers in double-figures with 24 points.
Stony Brook led 25-18 with 7:23 left in the first half but BU (9-9, 6-0 AE) closed the period on a 17-3 run and then scored 12 of the first 16 points of the second half to take a 47-32 lead. The Terriers lead would grow to as many as 18 on a three-pointer from Alex Young with 10:43 left.
The Seawolves came roaring back though, out-scoring BU, 9-1, over the next four minutes to make it 62-52 with just over six minutes left in the game. But Alford answered with a three on the Terriers ensuing possession to spark a 9-0 run that put the game away.
Sophomore Gerda Gatling (Woodbridge, Va.) tied a career-high with 10 points for the Seawolves, who out-rebounded the Terrriers, 33-27. Young added 16 points for the Terriers, who scored 29 points off 22 Stony Brook turnovers. Alford and Jacobs were named the America East Players of the game for their respective teams.
The Seawolves opened strong against the Terriers, jumping to leads of 6-2 and 14-9 as Boston University burned two timeouts over the first four minutes of the game. BU rallied to take a 15-14 lead but the Seawolves scored the next seven points to take a 21-15 advantage.
Alford followed with a three to slice the Stony Brook lead 21-18 but sophomore Taylor Burner (Port Jefferson, N.Y.) answered with a short jump hook and Gatling then hit two free throws to give SBU the 25-18 advantage. BU shot 50.9 percent for the game and made eight of its 18 three-point attempts.
The Seawolves return to action on Sunday, traveling to take on Maine. Game time is set for 1 p.m.