The American University women's basketball team will look to extend its win streak when it hosts Boston U. on Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 7 p.m.
American (18-7, 11-3) picked up its fifth straight win on Saturday afternoon to remain in second place in the Patriot League standings, defeating Lafayette 72-61. Geleisa George and Michelle Holmes had career days for the Eagles, tallying 21 and 19 points, respectively. Alexis Dobbs added 19 points and led the team with six rebounds as Abigail Fogg also posted six boards. Jen Dumiak dished out six assists and George registered a season-high four steals. American shot 36.7 percent from the field and were 3-of-17 from beyond the arc.
Dobbs is averaging a career-best 13.0 points per game, 4.7 rebounds per game, 4.4 assists per game and 1.5 steals per game to lead the Eagles this season. Holmes is shooting a conference-best 64.3 percent from the floor and has tallied 6.9 ppg to go along with 4.9 rpg. Sarah Kiely continues to lead the team with 5.7 rpg on the year.
Boston U. (11-16, 6-8) had four players reach double-figures in its 74-55 victory over Loyola (Md.) on Saturday afternoon. Danielle Callahan led the Terriers with 20 points, hitting six 3-pointers, and Rashidat Agboola reached double-figures for the fifth straight game with 19 points. Clodagh Scannell tallied a team-best 10 rebounds and six assists in the win. Boston shot 38.1 percent from the field and went 9-of-27 from beyond the arc.
American tied up the all-time series with the Terriers earlier this season, holding off a Boston comeback for its first victory over the Terriers in Patriot League play with a 63-56 win in Boston, Mass. Dobbs led the Eagles with 22 points, eight rebounds and four assists and Kiely registered a career-high 14 rebounds as American held a 45-34 edge on the glass. Mollie McKendrick (18 pts, 11 rbs) and Scannell (10 pts, 12 rbs) posted double-doubles for Boston in the game. The Eagles held a slight advantage in field goal percentage, 37.3 to 35.6, and outshot the Terriers, 47.1 to 27.8 percent, from beyond the arc.
Wednesday's game will be broadcast live on the Patriot League Network.