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Women’s roundup: Second-half surge lifts BU

After suffering its first loss since November and having its 13-game winning streak snapped, Boston University got back on the right side of the ledger on Saturday.

The Terriers used a second-half surge to upend Maryland-Baltimore County, 63-49, in Baltimore.

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BU (17-4, 7-1 America East) used a 22-4 run early in the second half to turn a 32-31 lead at the half into a 56-39 lead with just over eight minutes to play.

Senior Chantell Alford and junior Rashidat Agboola were the catalysts for the Terriers. Agboola scored a game-high 21 points and had nine rebounds while Alford added 18 points, 6 rebounds, and 6 assists. Mo Moran chipped in 11 points and nine assists.

Brittany Crowell scored 18 points, including five 3-pointers, and Raven Harris had 15 points for the Retrievers (6-14, 2-5).

Baylor 82, Oklahoma 65 — Brittney Griner can add another accolade to her growing résumé. The star center scored 15 points, had 8 rebounds, and blocked 8 shots in the top-ranked Lady Bears’ win over the No. 20 Sooners in Waco, Texas.

Griner now holds the NCAA career record for blocks with 665, two more than Louella Tomlinson had for St. Mary’s (2007-11).

Griner also needs 3 points to become the Big 12’s all-time leading scorer. She can accomplish that feat on Wednesday when Baylor (18-1, 8-0) plays at Texas Tech.

Aaryn Ellenberg had 33 points for Oklahoma (15-4, 5-2).

Notre Dame 89, Providence 44 — Skylar Diggins reached the 2,000-point milestone by scoring 21 points, all in the first half, in the second-ranked Fighting Irish’s thumping of the visiting Friars.

Notre Dame (18-1, 7-0 Big East) has won 13 straight games, which is the sixth-longest streak in school history. Tori Rule led Providence (6-13, 1-5) with 12 points.

UConn 67, Cincinnati 31 — The No. 3 Huskies allowed only 9 points in the first half and rolled to an easy victory over the hosts, improving to 8-0 all time against the Bearcats. Connecticut (18-1, 5-1 Big East) has won six in a row.

Stefanie Dolson scored 15 points for the Huskies and Breanna Stewart added 10 points and seven of UConn’s 46 rebounds.

Oklahoma State 65, Kansas 52 — Toni Young had 15 points and 15 rebounds to lead the No. 12 Cowgirls (15-3, 4-3 Big 12) past the host Jayhawks (12-6, 3-4).

Iowa State 53, West Virginia 49 — Hallie Christofferson had 23 points and seven boards as the No. 24 Cyclones (14-4, 5-3 Big 12) slipped past the host Mountaineers (11-8, 3-5).

Dartmouth 58, Harvard 45 — Zicola Zimmer scored 18 points and Faziah Steen had 13 for the host Big Green (3-13, 1-1 Ivy), who held off the Crimson.

Christine Clark carried Harvard (10-6, 1-1) with 22 points on 9-of-12 shooting. But her teammates were a combined 9 of 35 from the field and 4 of 10 from the foul line.

Albany 59, Vermont 32 — Senior Ebone Henry became the all-time leading scorer in Great Danes program history, scoring 21 points in a drubbing of the visiting Catamounts.

Henry now has 1,494 points, 13 more than Rainny Lesane, who played from 1982-86. Shereesha Richards added 12 points and nine boards for Albany (16-3, 7-0 America East).

Vermont (7-13, 4-3) made only 11 shots in the game and turned the ball over 30 times.

Maine 67, Stony Brook 51 — The Black Bears won their first America East game of the season, beating the Seawolves in Orono, Maine.

Maine (2-18, 1-6) held Stony Brook to 15 first-half points, and Danielle Walczak scored 12 points and grabbed 10 rebounds.

Dani Klupenger scored a team-high 14 points for the Seawolves (11-9, 3-4).

New Hampshire 60, Binghamton 52 — Morgan Frame had 23 points and eight rebounds, Kaylee Kilpatrick contributed 8 points and 12 rebounds, and the visiting Wildcats (7-12, 2-5 America East) beat the Bearcats.

Vaneeshia Paulk scored 17 points for Binghamton (3-17, 2-5), which shot just 11.1 percent (1 of 9) from 3-point land.

Bucknell 62, Holy Cross 59 — The Bison (13-7, 4-1 Patriot League) overcame a 14-point deficit in the final 7½ minutes to beat the Crusaders in Lewisburg, Pa. Alex Smith led Holy Cross (9-11, 1-4) with 17 points and seven rebounds.

Bryant 64, Long Island 49 — The Bulldogs raced past the visiting Blackbirds in the second half, giving coach Mary Burke her 300th win at the school.

Naana Ankoma-Mensa scored 14 points and hauled in 19 rebounds for Bryant (6-12, 2-5 Northeast). Tamika Guz led Long Island (4-14, 1-6) with 14 points and three blocks.

Quinnipiac 66, Fairleigh Dickinson 39 — The host Bobcats (16-2, 7-0 Northeast) matched the best start in program history with the win over the Knights (8-10, 3-4).

Camyrn Warner notched her second career double-double for Quinnipiac, scoring 15 points and pulling down 11 rebounds.

Central Conn. 55, St. Francis (N.Y.) 29 — The host Lady Blue Devils suffocated the Terriers’ offense, tying the program record for fewest points allowed in a game.

Jessica Babe led Central Connecticut State (11-7, 5-2 Northeast) with 13 points and nine boards.

St. Francis (6-12, 3-4) shot just 21.4 percent (12 of 56) from the field for the game, and just 12.9 percent (4 of 31) in the first half.

Sacred Heart 56, Monmouth 42 — Gabrielle Washington scored 24 points, Kiley Evans added 19, and the host Pioneers topped the Hawks.

Sacred Heart (12-7, 4-3 Northeast) opened the second half on a 13-0 run, and held Monmouth (7-11, 4-3) scoreless for the first 9½ minutes of the second half.

Emmanuel 76, Lasell 49 — Andy Yosinoff became the third Division 3 women’s basketball coach to reach the 700-win mark when his Saints defeated the Lasers (8-10, 3-4 Great Northeast) in Boston.

All of Yosinoff’s wins have come at Emmanuel (14-5, 6-0), where he has coached for 36 years.

Bria Tiro (16 points) made five 3-pointers in 15 minutes for the Saints, and Fiona O’Dwyer­ netted 15 points and had 13 rebounds.

Bentley 75, New Haven 66 — Courtney Finn scored 19 points and had 11 rebounds, Tyler Parker Kimball snared a career-best 15 rebounds, and the Falcons remained undefeated with a win over the Chargers (6-11, 5-8 Northeast-10) in Waltham.

Bentley (17-0, 13-0), ranked second in Division 2, trailed by 15 points with just under six minutes left in the first half, but closed to within 36-35 at intermission.

UMass-Lowell 89, Assumption 74 — Bianca Simmons scored 33 points, Ashley Rivera scored 20, and the River Hawks extended their win streak to eight games by defeating the visiting Greyhounds (12-5, 9-4 Northeast-10).

The win streak is the longest for UMass-Lowell (13-4, 10-3) since the 2002-03 season.

UMass-Dartmouth 76, Plymouth State 39 — Colleen Moriarty scored 35 points, including her 1,000th career point, and had 11 boards as the host Corsairs (13-5, 5-4 Little East) routed the Panthers (1-17, 0-9).

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