WASHINGTON – Five Eagles scored in double figures as the American University women's basketball team rolled to a 75-45 victory over Boston University Wednesday evening in Bender Arena.
The Eagles improved to 12-6 overall and 7-0 in the Patriot League. Meanwhile, the Terriers dropped to 4-14 overall and 1-6 in the league.
Freshman Emily Kinneston recorded a career-high 15 points to lead the Eagles, while senior guard Jen Dumiak added 12 points. Shaquilla Curtis registered 11 points and a team-leading eight rebounds, while Arron Zimmerman and Ari Booth each finished with 10 points for American.
While BU scored the first basket of the game, it would be the Terriers' only lead of the evening, as American immediately went on an 8-0 run. The Eagles, who shot over 53 percent in the opening half, finished the period on a high note, outscoring the Terriers 14-2 heading into the locker room.
After the break, BU never got closer than 18 points, while American led by as many as 32 points in the final minute of action.
The Eagles held the Terriers to just 25.9 percent shooting and held a 38-31 advantage on the boards. American also did well getting to the free throw line, connecting on 18-of-23 foul shots.
Meghan Green finished with 12 points and eight rebounds to lead Boston University, while Troi Melton added 11 points.
"What was interesting about today's game was that [BU] switched one through five, which is not something that we've seen so far in the conference," said American head coach Megan Gebbia. "Yet, I still think we handled it well. When you have mismatches all over the floor, you need to take advantage of it, and I think our kids did. Maybe that's part of the reason we had five players in double digits.
The Eagles hit the road for their next contest, visiting Army on Saturday, Jan. 24.