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Women’s basketball roundup: BU back on track

Chantell Alford and Mo Moran are finishing their careers in style.

Alford scored 26 points and fellow senior Moran added 14 as Boston University steamrolled Maryland-Baltimore County, 72-51, Saturday at Case Gym.

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The Terriers improved to 23-5 and 13-2 in America East to rebound from Thursday’s loss to conference-leading Albany, which handed BU its only two America East defeats.

Alford topped 20 points for the ninth time this season and Moran added five rebounds as the seniors prepare for their final regular-season game Wednesday against Maine. The duo has helped the Terriers to 79 wins during their four seasons.

Raven Harris had 15 points and six steals for UMBC (10-17, 6-8).

Baylor 67, Texas 47 — Brittney Griner scored 30 points and the No. 1 Lady Bears (26-1, 15-0) celebrated a Big 12 title already in hand with dozens of former players in the stands by routing the visiting Longhorns (10-16, 3-12).

Griner finished with 11 rebounds and five blocks as the Lady Bears won their 24th in a row. Baylor extended a pair of record streaks: 54 home wins and 37 wins in conference.

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UConn 90, Seton Hall 30 — Kelly Faris and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis each scored 18 points to help the No. 3 Huskies (25-2, 12-1 Big East) bounce back from its loss to Baylor with a blowout of the visiting Pirates. Both players scored their 1,000th career point.

Harvard 69, Yale 66 — Christine Clark’s 20 points and 13 rebounds helped the host Crimson (15-8, 6-3 Ivy) hold off the Bulldogs (10-14, 5-5).

Brown 59, Dartmouth 39 — The visiting Bears (8-16, 2-8 Ivy) held the Big Green (6-17, 4-5) to 33 percent shooting. Lauren Clarke had 14 points and six boards for the victors.

Holy Cross 57, Bucknell 49 — Molly Hourigan had 16 points and the host Crusaders (15-12, 7-5 Patriot) built a 13-point halftime lead and cruised past the Bison (13-14, 4-8).

Binghamton 55, UNH 42 — Cari Reed and Kelsey Hogan combined for 25 points but the visiting Bearcats (5-22, 4-10 America East) pulled away to down the Wildcats (10-16, 5-9).

Stony Brook 56, Maine 53 — Lauren Bodine scored 16 points but the host Seawolves (14-14, 6-9 America East) rallied in the second half to get past the Black Bears (4-23, 3-11).

Quinnipiac 67, Sacred Heart 62 — Jasmine Martin scored 22 points and the visiting Bobcats (24-2, 15-0) clinched the school’s second Northeast Conference regular-season title.

Central Conn. 76, Bryant 66 — Kaley Watras scored 26 points to boost the Blue Devils (14-12, 8-7 Northeast) past the host Bulldogs (10-15, 6-8).

Cincinnati 64, Providence 45 — Symone Roberts scored 10 points to go over 1,000 for her career but the host Bearcats (11-16, 3-11 Big East) drubbed the Friars (7-19, 2-11).

Stonehill 73, Bentley 66 — Mary Louise Dixon scored 16 points and Asia Ewing and Tori Faieta each added 14 as the host Skyhawks (22-3, 18-3 Northeast-10), ranked 14th in Division 2, handed the No. 1 Falcons (24-1, 20-1) their first loss.

NESCAC semifinals — Marcia Voigt had 14 points and eight assists and sixth-ranked Amherst (25-1) breezed past Bowdoin, 60-45, and into Sunday’s final (2:30 p.m. at Amherst). In the second semifinal, Williams (22-4) handled Middlebury, 59-49, with Claire Baecher providing 15 points.

NEWMAC semifinals — Sarah Collins finished scored 17 points and 17th-ranked Babson cruised to a 51-35 win over visiting WPI. The Beavers (24-2) will meet Wellesley in Sunday’s final after The Blue (15-9) surprised Smith, 73-61, in the other semifinal.

North Atlantic final — Tournament MVP Taylor DeSanty finished with 27 points, lifting Colby-Sawyer to a 65-59 win over host Castleton State (26-2), earning the Chargers (23-5) their first conference title and a berth in the NCAA Division 3 tournament.

MASCAC final — Jenna Williamson scored 34 points to win tourney MVP honors and rally Bridgewater State to an 85-72 win over visiting Westfield State and their third straight NCAA Division 3 tournament appearance.

Little East final — Jordan Grant had 23 points and No. 9 Southern Maine (27-1) posted a 90-66 rout of UMass-Dartmouth in Gorham, Maine, sending the Huskies to their 20th NCAA Division 3 tournament berth.

Great Northeast final — Fiona O’Dwyer and Laura Benvenuto each scored 15 points and host Emmanuel (23-5) rolled past Suffolk, 68-45, to win its seventh straight GNAC title. The Saints will be making their 18th NCAA Division 3 tournament appearance.

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