No. 5 Stanford Beats Boston University, 69- 55
Dec. 21, 2002
BOSTON (AP) - Chelsea Trotter scored 16 points to lead a balanced attack and No. 5 Stanford beat Boston University 69-55 on Saturday.
Stanford (6-1) controlled the game from the opening minutes and bounced back from its only loss of the season, a 71-56 setback at No. 4 Tennessee on Wednesday.
The Cardinal broke open the game midway through the second half. The Terriers cut Stanford's lead to 45-36 with 11:48 left, but Stanford responded with a 16-3 run highlighted by 3-pointers from Kelley Suminski and Sebnem Kimyacioglu.
Suminski punctuated the Cardinal burst with a steal and layup off an errant Terriers' inbound pass that pushed Stanford's lead to 59-39.
The Cardinal defense forced BU into taking poor shots most of the game, holding the Terriers to just 33 percent shooting, and the Terriers went over five minutes without a field goal late in the first half as Stanford methodically pushed its lead from 22-16 to 33-19.
Stanford outrebounded the Terriers 24-13 in the opening frame, and 46-30 for the game. But Boston hung close by forcing Stanford into committing 11 first-half turnovers, and Katie Terhune led all scorers in the half with 10 points, most of which came by creating her own shot.
Boston outscored the Cardinals 7-2 in the final 1:35 of the half to cut Stanford's lead to 35-26 at the break.
Terhune scored 19 points to lead Boston, and Marisa Moseley added 11 points. T'Nae Thiel added 10 points and 15 rebounds for Stanford.
The contest marked the first time in 20 years that the Terriers had faced an opponent ranked as high as Stanford. They lost to No. 3 Old Dominion 90-63 on Feb. 6, 1982.