Women’s basketball loses at home to James Madison


Muhammad Elarbi

Junior guard Stella Clark prepares to catch a pass in a game versus Delaware last season.

Niyati Parikh, news staff

Despite sophomore guard Kendall Currence’s career-high of 24 points, Northeastern women’s basketball couldn’t pull off the win in Cabot Center against James Madison University, 86-64.

JMU (20-4, 11-2 CAA) came out of the gates strong and ready to pounce as they scored an early five points. Freshman forward Mide Oriyomi pulled off a big block for NU (11-14, 7-7 CAA) that kept the Dukes at that low score.

Senior guard Shannon Todd aptly scored her 1000th career point on a 3-pointer, becoming the 22nd member to join the coveted 1000-point club.

With JMU shooting a high 69 percent for the half, the Huskies had a tall order ahead of them to stay in the game as they went into the second half down, 51-29.

Even with the large margin that JMU had on NU, the Huskies proved to show off their “never give up” mentality as Currence scored 16 of her 24 points during the fourth quarter, helping to outscore the Dukes 23-16.

Regardless of this explosive quarter, JMU had the upper hand with their three-point game, where they went 13-31 and establishing an insurmountable 35-point lead in the third quarter.

Leaders for the Huskies included Currence with her 24 points and Oriyomi with 13 points and five rebounds and a career-high of 37 minutes.

NU takes on Towson (13-11, 8-5 CAA) for their senior day in Cabot Center Sunday at 2 p.m.