Women's basketball: Call of the Week: Hope powers Boston U. to victory
Hope achieved the improbable Thursday night. Sarah Hope, that is.
With 0.6 seconds left on the clock, Hope alley-ooped an inbound pass from Troi Melton to clinch a 51-49 victory for Boston University over Navy at Case Gym.
It was just second win of the season for the Terriers.
BUTV10’s student broadcast team of Alex Smith (play-by-play) and Matt Doherty (analyst) were on the call.
Freshman guard Payton Hauck stole an inbound pass and hit a jumper to give BU a 49-47 lead with 24 seconds left, the Terriers just needed to keep the ball inside and avoid the Midshipman 3-pointer, which had been deadly throughout the contest.
Corrine Williams blocked the initial shot on the possession but Navy's Peri Curtis put back the rebound to tie the game with 4.1 seconds remaining. BU began advancing the ball before calling timeout, leaving it with just 0.6 seconds to create a game-winning play.
"It has been a challenging season with how close we've been so many times," Terriers head coach Katy Steding said. "I'm really proud of those girls for not giving up, for fighting through all of it and sticking together."
Melton lobbed a pass to Hope, breaking off a set screen to the basket. Hope had to fade away her catch and release, but it banked off the glass and in. BU exited with the program's first-ever win over Navy as a Patriot League opponent.
Boston U. next hosts Lafayette Saturday, Feb. 6, at 2 p.m. ET.