Yale women outlast Boston University, 57-51

They needed a win badly, both to improve their record and to stop a two-game skid. And something had to give with their shooting woes.

The Yale women got what they needed Wednesday afternoon. defeating Boston University on the road, 57-51.

It wasn’t easy, as the Bulldogs (4-2) trailed the Terriers (2-3) entire first half.

But the second half and especially the last quarter were a different story.

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Play BOLDness

In case you missed it, Yale women’s basketball assistant coach and Play BOLD co-founder Melissa D’Amico encapsulated the noble endeavor that is Play BOLD into a telling blog post last week.

A nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering communities by mobilizing people and resources on international missions to the most disadvantaged areas of the world, Play BOLD was the vehicle for Ivy women’s basketball players Alexandra Maund (Yale), McKenna Dale (Brown), Melissa Heath (Brown), Dominique Leonidas (Brown), and Eleah Parker (Penn) and 11 others to teach and learn in Eldoret, Kenya, where they taught hoops to underprivileged pupils on grass courts with no nets.

“I have learned that joy transcends material possessions, clean water and full stomachs,” Maund wrote.

Read more of D’Amico’s post here and learn more about the Play BOLD mission at playbold.org.