DURHAM, N.H. - Katie Terhune, battling flu-like symptoms all night, scored a game-high 18 points to lead Boston University to a 68-64 overtime victory over the University of New Hampshire in America East women's basketball action Friday night at Lundholm Gymnasium.
Terhune, who did not start the game, finished 6 of 10 from the field and hit two key throws that gave BU a 67-64 lead with 20 seconds remaining in overtime. UNH had an opportunity to tie on the ensuing possession, but guard Kiki Proctor's (Harrisburg, Pa.) three-pointer from the top of the key was off the mark and rebounded by BU's Adrienne Norris with only two seconds remaining. Norris drilled two free throws to seal an important win for the Terriers.
BU (17-10, 10-6) clinched a share of second-place with the victory but must wait to find out its seed for the conference tournament, which begins Thursday in West Hartford, Connecticut. UNH (15-12, 9-7) could have clinched the No. 2 seed with a win and a Maine loss to Hartford tomorrow afternoon, but now will be the fifth or sixth seed pending the outcome of the Black Bears game with the Hawks. The Wildcats had four players in double figures, led by Heidi Plencner's (Hampton, N.H.) 13 points. Aubrey Danen (Oconomowoc, Wis.) recorded her seventh double-double of the season with 10 points and 13 rebounds, while Maren Matthias (Guilford, Conn.) scored 11 points and Geneva Livingston (Red Bank, N.J.) chipped in 10 points and eight boards.
Besides Terhune, BU also got 11 points and four assists from Allison Argentieri as well as eight points and 10 rebounds from Marisa Moseley.
Friday night's contest marked Senior Night for three Wildcat players: Plencner, Proctor and center Anna Matthias (Guilford, Conn.) all played their final home game in a UNH uniform and were honored before the game .