LEWISBURG, Pa. – Bucknell’s starting backcourt of Kate Walker and Kyi English combined for 43 points on 10-of-19 shooting as they led the Bison to a 67-57 victory over Boston University Saturday afternoon at Sojka Pavilion. Walker led the team in scoring for the fifth consecutive game with 22 points, while English chipped in with 21.
Bucknell (13-8, 7-3 PL) extended its winning streak to three games as it never trailed in the contest. The Bison led by as many as 14 points in the second quarter. They have trailed for a total of one minute, 28 seconds during their three-game winning streak.
“It was a good win. Boston is a good team and they showed last year that they will get better in the second half of the league schedule,” Bucknell head coach Aaron Roussell said. “I’m not certain it’s the last time we will see them this year, and they are going to keep getting better.”
Bucknell shot 48.7 percent for the game, including 63.2 percent in the first half. Boston U. (8-12, 3-7 PL) shot 41.2 percent from the field. The Bison have held their opponent under 60 points in four of the past five games.
Walker (9-for-12) and English (9-for-10) combined to go 18-for-22 from the free throw line. Bucknell has been outstanding from the line over the past four games, connecting on 63 of their 76 attempts for an 83 percent clip.
The Bison continued their run of finishing with a double-digit rebounding margin, doing so for the seventh time in the past eight games. They tallied 32 boards while limiting the Terriers to 22. Kaitlyn Slagus led all players with 10.
The Terriers received 29 points from their bench and were led by 14 points apiece from starter Katie Nelson and reserve Payton Hauck.
Bucknell upped its winning streak to nine games against Boston University, improving to 9-1 in the all-time series. All 10 games were played during Roussell’s time as coach of the Bison.
The Bison will have a week break from competition before traveling to play Lafayette on Saturday at 2 p.m. The Leopards are 8-12 overall and 4-6 in the Patriot League after a 69-56 loss to Holy Cross.