Women’s basketball loses to Yale, drops fifth straight

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Women’s basketball loses to Yale, drops fifth straight

Freshman guard Anna Boruta goes for a jumper in today's game against Yale.

Freshman guard Anna Boruta goes for a jumper in today's game against Yale.

Christian Gomez

Freshman guard Anna Boruta goes for a jumper in today's game against Yale.

Christian Gomez

Christian Gomez

Freshman guard Anna Boruta goes for a jumper in today's game against Yale.

Niyati Parikh, news correspondent

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The Huskies’ suffered their fifth loss of the season Saturday afternoon, falling to the Yale Bulldogs, 78-63, at home in the Cabot Center.

Yale (3-1) senior guard Roxy Barahman started off the scoring after receiving the tipoff. Junior guard Stella Clark immediately countered with her very own layup to score the first points for the Huskies.

However, the vertical advantage of the Bulldogs showed early as sophomore forward Camilla Emsbo shut down the NU offensive with back-to-back blocks.

A deep three by junior guard Tori Andrew made the score 7-2 in favor of the Bulldogs. However, NU sophomore forward Alexis Hill countered with a layup and senior guard Shannon Todd connected on a 3-pointer, bringing the Huskies within a point at 10-9.

A great cut into the paint by sophomore guard Kendall Currence lead to a fake pump layup facing heavy defense from the Bulldogs, cutting the lead. A last-second triple by Currence ended the first quarter, 21-18, with the Huskies down.

Even with two triples by freshman guard Anna Boruta, three consecutive 3s by Yale led to an explosive second quarter. Outscoring the Huskies 24-8, the Bulldogs kept padding the lead, and the first half ended with a lopsided score of 45-26.

Going into the second half, Husky senior forward Ayanna Dublin found herself in foul trouble with three personal fouls.

The Huskies outscored the Bulldogs 16-12 in a tough-fought third. Hill, who was fouled on a layup, knocked down her and-1. Currence hit a deep 3-pointer with a minute left, and the quarter ended 57-42, with Yale comfortably ahead.

To open the fourth quarter, freshman forward Mide Oriyomi connected a layup over the outstretched arms of a Bulldog defender. Hill then knocked down a reverse layup, and a deep triple by Clark saw the Huskies clawing away at the lead. To follow, another three by Boruta cut the lead to 14. A steal by Hill converted into a layup brought the score to 72-59 with two minutes to play.

Despite the strong second half, the Huskies never recovered from the 16-point deficit they gave up during the second quarter and fell to the Yale Bulldogs by a final score of 78-63. The Huskies dropped to 0-5 on the season.

NU will look for its first win Wednesday at Central Michigan (1-3).