Roundup: BU’s Rashidat Agboola scores 1,000th point

Rashidat Agboola, a Methuen native, reached the 1,000-point mark on a layup four minutes in against Bucknell.
Rashidat Agboola, a Methuen native, reached the 1,000-point mark on a layup four minutes in against Bucknell.

It was a banner day for the Boston University Terriers and senior Rashidat Agboola.

Agboola, a forward from Methuen, tallied a season-high 25 points and surpassed the 1,000-point mark for her career in the Terriers’ 86-58 pasting of Bucknell on Saturday at Case Gym.

Agboola needed 4 points entering the game to reach the milestone. She became the 22d player in program history to reach the mark on a layup four minutes in. Agboola was 8 of 8 from the field and 9 of 11 from the foul line.


The 86 points were a season high for BU, which also shot a season-best 53.4 percent (31 of 58) from the field.

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The Terriers used two big runs to bury the Bison (10-8, 5-3 Patriot League). They went on a 15-4 burst over the first 4:30 of the game and finished on a 22-4 run over the final 9:13.

Mollie McKendrick added 18 points and Danielle Callahan had 10 points and 10 assists for BU (8-13, 3-5).

Navy 60, Holy Cross 53 — Alex Smith had 11 points and six assists but the host Crusaders (12-7, 4-4 Patriot League) fell to the Mids (16-3, 8-0).

Smith, a senior, reached 500 assists for her career and is one of only five current Division 1 women who have accumulated more than 1,400 points, 500 assists, and 400 rebounds.


Fordham 80, UMass 54 — Kim Pierre-Louis had 17 points and 10 rebounds but the Minutewomen (3-18, 0-7 Atlantic 10) were routed by the host Rams (16-4, 5-2).

Saint Louis 58, Rhode Island 50 — The visiting Billikens (6-13, 1-5 Atlantic 10) shot 54.5 percent (12 of 22) from the field in the second half to pull away from the Rams.

Kerry Wallack had 13 points and nine rebounds for URI (6-14, 1-6), which attempted only two free throws in the game.

Harvard 77, Dartmouth 59 — Christine Clark had 17 points and seven rebounds as the Crimson (12-4, 2-0 Ivy League) topped the Big Green (3-13, 0-2) for their 19th straight home victory.

Seton Hall 90, Providence 87 — Alexis Harris had 30 points and 13 rebounds but the host Friars (6-13, 1-7 Big East) were edged by the Pirates (13-5, 4-3).


Mount St. Mary’s 84, Bryant 79 — Jenniqua Bailey poured in 30 points, but the visiting Bulldogs fell to the Mountaineers (9-10, 4-3 Northeast Conference) in overtime.

It was only the second loss in the last 11 games for Bryant, which overcame an 18-point deficit in the second half to force overtime.

It was just the second time a player for the Bulldogs reached the 30-point mark since the 2008-09 season. Breanna Rucker added 18 points and 13 rebounds for Bryant (10-8, 5-2).

Central Conn. 71, St. Francis (N.Y.) 66 — Jessica Babe netted 20 points, including 7 in overtime, to propel the host Blue Devils past the Terriers.

Lauren Arbogast added 8 points, 8 rebounds, and 5 steals for Central Connecticut (9-8, 3-4 Northeast Conference). The Blue Devils posted a season-high 16 steals and forced 21 turnovers.

Eilidh Simpson, who led the St. Francis (13-5, 4-3) with 22 points, nailed a jumper with two seconds left in regulation to force overtime.

Sacred Heart 63, Wagner 46 — Gabrielle Washington had 21 points, freshman Adaysha Williams had career highs of 17 points and seven rebounds, and the host Pioneers (7-10, 4-2 Northeast Conference) raced past the Seahawks (3-14, 2-4).

Hartford 65, UMBC 55 — Cherelle Moore led five players in double figures with 16 points, leading the Hawks (7-13, 4-3 America East) in Baltimore.

Tufts 62, Bates 46 — The Jumbos, ranked sixth in Division 3, utilized a dominant first half to cruise past the Bobcats in Medford and improve to 16-0.

Tufts held Bates to just 16 percent shooting (4 of 25) and led, 32-12, at the break. Liz Moynihan paced the Jumbos (4-0 NESCAC) with 11 points and five rebounds.

Meredith Kelly guided the Bobcats (7-10, 0-4) with 16 points.