Boston University upsets No. 17 St. John’s

Iowa’s Morgan Johnson draws a foul on Northern Iowa’s Sharnae Lamar (left) while driving to the hoop.
Iowa’s Morgan Johnson draws a foul on Northern Iowa’s Sharnae Lamar (left) while driving to the hoop. –Brian Ray/associated press

Chantell Alford scored 22 points and Rashidat Agboola had a double-double to lead Boston University to a 66-49 win over No. 17 St. John’s at Case Gym on Saturday.

Alford knocked down six 3-pointers, shooting 7 of 12 from the floor for the Terriers (5-3). Agboola finished with 12 points and 12 rebounds, including six on the offensive glass.

BU snapped the four-game winning streak of the Red Storm (4-2), who struggled to keep pace. The Terriers took a 32-13 lead when Alford made a 3-pointer with 3:54 left in the first half.

The Terriers kept the momentum going in the second half, pushing their lead to 22 points on Agboola’s layup with 12:50 left.


St. John’s was missing its starting backcourt. Eugeneia McPherson missed her first full game after suffering a season-ending ACL injury to her right knee against Hartford last Sunday. Point guard Nadirah McKenith did not play because of back spasms.

Ohio State 78, Evansville 33 — Tayler Hill scored 20 points to lead the No. 15 Buckeyes to their 27th consecutive home victory, over the Purple Aces (2-5). Ohio State (5-2) led, 40-23, at halftime and began the second half with a 25-0 run to take complete command.

Oklahoma State 91, Texas Southern 49 — Liz Donohoe and Lindsey Keller scored 18 points apiece and the 18th-ranked Cowgirls routed the Tigers (1-6) in Stillwater, Okla. Oklahoma State (6-0) has won 12 in a row dating to last season’s NIT title. It’s the nation’s longest winning streak.

Nebraska 60, Idaho State 51 — Jordan Hooper poured in a season-high 29 points and pulled down 10 rebounds to pace the No. 21 Cornhuskers (6-2) over the Bengals. Hooper became the 16th player in school history to reach 1,200 career points with the performance. Idaho State (3-3) was led by Lindsey Reed’s 16 points.

Dayton 82, UNLV 58 — Sam MacKay led the No. 23 Flyers (8-0) with 18 points, a career-high 8 rebounds, and 5 steals in a win over Rebels in the Arizona State Classic in Tempe. Kelli Thompson paced UNLV (2-5) with 27 points and seven rebounds.


Bentley 52, Southern New Hampshire 42 — Coach Barbara Stevens recorded her 700th victory with the Falcons. Her record at Bentley is 700-153, and she became the 11th women’s coach to record 700 wins at one institution with the win over the host Penwomen (3-2, 2-2 Northeast-10). Stevens, who stands sixth on the all-time list with 857 wins, has also coached at UMass and Clark University.

 Courtney Finn was the catalyst for the Falcons (5-0, 4-0), scoring 18 points and grabbing eight rebounds. Bentley is ranked No. 2 in the nation in the USA Today Division 2 coaches’ poll.

Harvard 70, Hofstra 67 — Victoria Lippert scored 7 of her 21 points in overtime as the Crimson squeaked by the Pride in Hempstead, N.Y. Christine Clark added 14 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, and 3 blocks for Harvard (6-2). Shante Evans scored a game-high 24 points for Hofstra (1-5).

Northeastern 59, N.J. Tech 45 — Senior captain Kashaia Cannon led the Huskies with 16 points, and Northeastern (4-2) forced 21 turnovers in a win over the host Highlanders. Rayven Johnson led the way for N.J. Tech (4-4) with 18 points and nine rebounds.

Miami (Ohio) 50, UMass 40 — Kirsten Olowinski led the RedHawks (4-3) with 13 points and 13 rebounds in a win over the visiting Minutewomen. Freshman Rashida Timbilla paced UMass (2-6) with 7 points and 15 rebounds.

Holy Cross 60, Manhattan 52 — Raquel Scott scored 10 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead the visiting Crusaders past the Jaspers (1-5). Alex Smith scored 13 points for Holy Cross (4-3).

Drexel 66, Vermont 49 — Nicki Jones scored 20 points, and Meghan Creighton (14 points) made all four of her 3-point shots as the Dragons knocked off the Catamounts in the TD Bank Classic title game in Burlington, Vt. Drexel (6-2) built a 20-2 lead nine minutes into the game and never looked back. Niki Taylor led Vermont (3-6) with 14 points and eight rebounds off the bench.


Rhode Island 59, Houston Baptist 36 — Emilie Cloutier scored 16 points on 8-of-11 shooting to lead the Rams (3-5) to a win in the consolation game of the TD Bank Classic. Shanice Steenholdt sparked the Huskies (2-8) with 15 points off the bench.

Rider 57, Brown 47 — Sironda Chambers had a career-high 23 points to lead the Broncs (3-3) to a win over the host Bears in the first game of the Brown Basketball Classic in Providence. Sophomore guard Sophie Bikofsky had 6 points and 10 rebounds for Brown (2-5).

Quinnipiac 60, New Hampshire 53 — The Bobcats (5-0) continued their hot start, getting 13 points from Samantha Guastella in a win over the Wildcats in the first round of the Brown Basketball Classic. Cari Reed potted 13 points for New Hampshire (3-3).

Bryant 68, Columbia 54 — Naana Ankoma-Mensa scored 17 points and grabbed 17 rebounds to lead the Bulldogs to a win over the visiting Lions (1-6). Bryant (2-4) closed the game on a 23-9 run.

Hartford 66, Providence 39 — A 13-0 run to start the second half helped the host Hawks secure a win over the Friars (2-5). Christie Michals led Hartford (6-1) with 13 points in 15 minutes.

Florida Gulf Coast 79, Maine 49 — Brittany Kennedy filled the stat sheet for the Eagles (4-3) with 16 points, 7 rebounds, 7 assists, and 5 steals in a win over the Black Bears in Fort Myers, Fla. Liz Wood recorded a double-double for Maine (1-6), scoring 10 points and grabbing 10 rebounds.

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