NCAAW: Kendall Currence, Northeastern Huskies shut down BU Terriers

The Northeastern Huskies held the BU Terriers scoreless for the last 7:13 of the 2nd quarter — requiring 2 shot clock infractions in the last 2:10 of the frame — and went on an 8-0 run in that period after which they never ever tracked en path to a 53-45 success on Wednesday at Cabot Center in Boston.

BU led 9-2 early, however was ice cold in the 2nd, going 2-of-12 from the field and 0-of-6 from deep. Northeastern (5-2, 0-0 CAA) held the Terriers (2-5, 0-0 Patriot) to single digits in both the 2nd and 3rd and got their prominent scorer, senior guard Kendall Currence, choosing 8 points in the 3rd prior to leading by 8 3 various times in the 4th.

BU was still in the video game late, as a Liz Shean triple cut the group’s deficit to simply 4 with 26 seconds staying. But the Huskies went 4-of-4 at the line after that to seal the offer.

A Donna Ntambue layup with 1:16 to play provided Northeastern an eight-point lead and got the crowd loaded with kids going on what was Boston Public School Day. Ntambue, a sophomore guard, was crucial down the stretch, scoring 7 of the Huskies’ last 9 points.

Currence led Northeastern with 15 indicate support her 3 helps and 2 takes, while Ntambue completed with 11 points and 6 rebounds. Freshman star Claudia Soriano contributed 9 indicate the winning cause, in addition to 3 helps and 2 takes. She went into the video game leading the country with 4.7 takes per video game.

Northeastern was down 20-13 when sophomore forward Izzy Larsen scored inside to start the 8-0 run, which ended up being a 10-0 run in the 3rd. Graduate trainee forward Emily Calabrese then scored inside two times, consisting of on a reverse layup that cut her group’s deficit to 20-19. A Currence layup with 1:55 staying in the 2nd provided Northeastern its very first lead of the video game at 21-20.

“We just kind of had to stay together, motivate each other,” Currence stated. “I think our offense really comes from our defense.”

The Huskies closed the very first on an 11-5 go to cut their deficit to one getting in the 2nd. The run started with a Soriano 3.

Northeastern went to a complete court press for part of the 4th and it caused back-to-back turnovers and points on both taking place Husky ownerships.

“We wanted to be in attack mode,” stated Northeastern head coach Bridgette Mitchell. “Our defense always gets us going and we get a lot of confidence from our ability to (press) and we just wanted to be confident as we ended the fourth quarter.”

For the video game, Northeastern won the basket portion fight 37 percent to 32 percent. BU went 4-of-22 from beyond the arc while Northeastern was 2-of-14. Soriano had the 2 makes as she was an effective 2-of-4. The Huskies required 23 turnovers.

Riley Childs went 2-of-2 from downtown in the very first for BU and completed 3-of-5 with 13 points and 10 rebounds. BU leading scorer Sydney Johnson, who went into balancing 15.3 points per video game, was kept in check at 11 points and was 0-of-5 from range.

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