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WOMEN’S BASKETBALL ROUNDUP

Roundup: BU women’s basketball wins sixth straight

Boston University shot a season-high 50 percent from the field and Rashidat Agboola recorded 17 points and 11 rebounds as the Terriers rolled to a 68-42 victory over Fairleigh Dickinson Saturday in the Christmas City Classic in Bethlehem, Pa.

BU has won six straight games to improve to 9-3.

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Kristen Sims scored 13 points, and Mo Moran and Chantell Alford added 12 and 11 for BU, which made 25 of its 50 field goal attempts, including 11 of 22 from 3-point range. The Terriers will meet Lehigh Sunday in the tournament finale.

Danielle Parkey and Kelsey Cruz each had 11 points for Fairleigh Dickinson (4-6), which did not hit a field goal until the 12:01 mark of the first half as BU opened a 20-3 lead.

Florida International 66, Northeastern 56 — Jerica Coley’s 19 points led five starters in double figures as the host Panthers (7-4) beat the Huskies (6-3) at the Sun & Fun Classic in Miami. Deanna Kerkhof had 22 points for Northeastern.

Providence 71, Colorado State 53 — Sophomore Tori Rule scored a career-high 32 points to lead the Friars (4-8) to a victory over the Rams (3-8) at the Fordham Holiday Classic in New York.

Symone Roberts added 15 points, 9 assists, 5 rebounds, and 5 steals for Providence, which advanced to Sunday’s championship game against Lafayette.

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The Friars trailed, 13-8, with 12:55 left in the first half before taking off an 18-0 run to take control. Sam Martin led Colorado State with 14 points.

Fairfield 81, Wagner 44 — Alexys Vazquez was 7 of 9 from 3-point range en route to a game-high 23 points as the Stags (6-5) routed the Seahawks (1-10) in the consolation game of the Hawk Classic at St. Joseph’s in Philadelphia.

Brittany Obi-Talbot added 18 points for Fairfield, 17 in the first half as the Stags opened a 42-21 lead. Laura Amorosa had 9 points to lead Wagner.

Colgate 72, New Hampshire 61 — Mariah Jones scored 25 points to lead the Red Raiders (5-7) over the Wildcats (5-7) in Hamilton, N.Y. Jhazmine Lynch added 11 points and Kelly Reid 10 for Colgate.

Morgan Frame had 17 points and 10 rebounds for New Hampshire, and Kaylee Kilpatrick added 13 points.

Canisius 56, Vermont 55 — Ashley Durham had 12 points and Jamie Ruttle 11 as the Golden Griffs (3-8) held off the Catamounts (3-10) in Buffalo despite going scoreless in the final 4:27.

Sam Simononis scored 13 points and Niki Taylor 12 for Vermont. Taylor’s two free throws with 1:11 left capped an 8-0 run and pulled Vermont to within the final margin.

Central Conn. 76, Delaware State 54 — Jaclyn Babe scored 23 points to lead the Blue Devils (6-5) over the Hornets (2-9) in the consolation game of the UM Holiday Tournament in Coral Gables, Fla. Tierra Hawkins had 18 points for Delaware State.

Brown 57, Maryland-Eastern Shore 46 — Sheila Dixon scored 20 points and Lauren Clarke added 12 as the Bears (4-6) beat the Hawks (4-8) at the Terrapin Classic in College Park, Md. Karona Roach had 13 points to pace UMES.

Georgia Tech 74, Quinnipiac 57 — Dawnn Maye scored 24 points and Aaliyah Whiteside 17 to lead the Yellow Jackets (6-5) over the Bobcats (8-2) at the Sun & Fun Classic in Miami. Brittany McQuain led Quinnipiac with 17 points.

Baylor 106, SE Louisiana41 — Jordan Madden scored all 13 of her points in the first half and the third-ranked Lady Bears (10-1) won easily in Waco, Texas.

Brandi Simmons had 12 points to lead Southeastern Louisiana (7-4).

Notre Dame 74, Purdue 47 — Kayla McBride scored 18 points, Natalie Achonwa had 15 points and 17 rebounds, and Skylar Diggins shook off early foul trouble to finish with 16 points to help the No. 5 Fighting Irish (10-1) rout the Boilermakers in South Bend, Ind.

Purdue (11-2) was one of the nation’s best 3-point shooting teams coming in, but went 0 for 11 from behind the arc.

Maryland 72, Hartford 40 — Alyssa Thomas had 22 points and 11 rebounds, helping the No. 9 Terrapins (10-2) cruise past the Hawks (9-4) in the championship game of the Terrapin Classic in College Park, Md.

Tournament MVP Tianna Hawkins scored 16 points and Alicia DeVaughn added 13 points and 13 rebounds for Maryland, which has won six straight games. The Terrapins improved to 96-5 in nonconference games at Comcast Center. Daphne Elliott had 9 points to lead Hartford.

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