Minutewomen Drop 73-50 Decision At Boston University
Dec. 5, 2012
BOSTON - UMass women's basketball was unable to overcome a hot-shooting Boston University squad at Case Gymnasium on Wednesday evening, falling in the contest, 73-50. The Minutewomen were led by Rashida Timbilla's third career double-double as the freshman notched 13 points and 11 rebounds. Sophomore forward Millie Niggeling added a single-game career-high 11 points while senior center Jasmine Watson totaled 10 points and four rebounds.
Freshman guard Nola Henry dished out five assists, scored four points, grabbed three rebounds and earned two steals. Watson notched all 10 of her points during the second half, finishing the frame 5-for-9 from the field.
The Terriers opened the contest hitting eight of their first 12 field goal attempts (66.7 percent), including both three-pointers, to build a 20-5 lead with 11:56 remaining in the first. After Boston University took a 7-0 lead to start the contest, Timbilla and sophomore guard Emily Mital tallied back-to-back buckets to pull UMass within three points of tying at the 17:17 mark. However, the Terriers responded with a 13-0 run spanning the following 4:28 to extend the advantage to 20-4.
UMass was unable to shrink the deficit under 15 during the remainder of the first half. Overall in the opening stanza, UMass knocked down 8-of-30 field goals (26.7 percent) while Boston University connected on 14 of its 31 attempts (45.2 percent).
After tallying two points in the opening half, Niggeling paced the UMass offense following the break, knocking down a trio of three-pointers in succession, with the final made trey dropping the deficit to 47-28 with 13:05 remaining.
However, Boston University was able to keep hold of the double-digit lead throughout the final half with a game-high 20 points from Rashidat Agboola. Chantell Alford added 17 points while Mo Moran tallied nine points, seven rebounds and three assists for the Terriers.
Boston University led in points in the paint, 34-26 and points off of turnover, 19-8. The UMass bench outscored BU's reserves, 21-11. The Minutewomen show 20-for-60 from the field (33.3 percent) overall while the Terriers finished 29-for-60 (48.3 percent).
UMass closes out its four-game stretch away from home with a contest at Ole Miss (4-2) in Oxford, Miss., on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 3 p.m.