Saint Joseph’s women’s basketball remains unbeaten after notching a 65-61 victory against Boston University at Hagan Arena on Thursday evening.
Despite a slow start, St. Joe’s Olivia Mullins (11 points) made a three-pinter to give the Hawks a 29-20 lead and giving them some breathing room before entering halftime up, 31-27.
But Boston University (4-3) chipped away, narrowing its deficit to 61-61 in the fourth quarter on a pair of Maggie Pina (22 points) free throws with less than 51 seconds to play. It came down free throws for the Hawks — two made by Talya Brugler (23 points) at the 35-second mark, then two by Julia Nystrom with one second remaining — that sealed their win.
Next, the Hawks (7-0) will take on City 6 rival Drexel at 2 p.m. Sunday at home.
Penn sailed to a 73-53 win against Stony Brook at the Palestra.
Mandy McGurk led the Quakers with 18 points, shooting 6-of-12 from the field, including 4-of-7 from three. Jordan Obi also carried the load in scoring (16 points), Simone Sawyer had 12, and Floor Toonders recorded a double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds.
Penn (3-5) used an early 15-0 run to jump out to a big lead. That lead grew as high as 22 in the third as Stony Brook (4-3) struggled to contest and shot just 36.1% from the field for the game. Nairimar Vargas-Reyes had 19 points for Stony Brook.
The Quakers will look to extend their two-game winning streak when they face Bucknell at 7 p.m. Tuesday at home.