Sophomore guard Kiernan McCloskey, sophomore guard Kari Moffat and freshman guard Taylor Campbell practice Jan. 26 at Stabler Arena. The team is 6-3 in league play after defeating Bucknell 76-61. (Conner Welty/B&W Staff)

Lehigh women’s basketball upends BU 78-71


The Lehigh women’s basketball team beat the Terriers of Boston University 78-71 Saturday.

This win brings Lehigh’s record to 15-5. It was also the team’s second time beating the last place Terriers this year.

It was a hard-fought win that was close until the last minute of the game. The Hawks scored first in the first two minutes of the game and held the lead to the end of the first half. Both teams took the lead at different times throughout the second half, with the Terriers gaining the lead at the start.

Sophomore Kayla Burton pointed out the team’s strengths for this particular match.

“We only had 25 minutes to warm up instead of an hour because our bus got a little lost on the way, so we had to get focused and mentally prepare before we got there,” she said. “Several different people stepped up today and contributed to this victory. Regardless of the circumstances, our coach holds us to a high standard and I think we rose to her expectations.”

Burton said that they still have things to improve on for the rest of the season.

“We can improve on the defensive end, especially right after we score, to be able to come together as a team and create a defensive stop,” she said “We have practice on Monday and we put this game behind us and move forward.”

The Mountain Hawks will travel to Army on Wednesday at 7 p.m. for their next game.

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