CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Chantell Alford scored a career-high 30 points as Boston University was barely edged out by No. 14/22 West Virginia on Monday night at Case Gym in the lone America East contest of the night.
Alford made a pair of free throws to tie the game, 57-57, with 29
seconds remaining in regulation, but West Virginia’s Ayana Dunning
connected on three-of-four opportunities from the charity stripe in the
final seconds give the Mountaineers the lead. Alford attempted a
last-second half-court shot that hit the rim as time expired and WVU
secured the 60-57 victory.
She finished the contest shooting 9-of-17 from the floor, including 6-for-11 from 3-point range.
The Terriers led by as many as eight in the second half following an Alford 3-pointer, but the Mountaineers fought back to claim a seven-point lead of its own with less than five minutes to play.
Three America East teams host games on Tuesday night, with Long Island visiting Albany, Marist heading to Hartford and Maine welcoming Syracuse, all at 7 p.m. ET.