Zenevitch's 29 Leads Women's Basketball Past Mount St. Mary's, 81-67
Jan. 1, 2014
Chestnut Hill, Mass. -
Senior Katie Zenevitch recorded career-highs in points (29) and rebounds (16) to lead Boston College to an, 81-67, victory over Mount St. Mary's (5-6) in front of 891 fans at Conte Forum on New Year's Day.
The win marks the sixth consecutive victory for the Eagles as they improve to 9-5 on the season. It is the first time since the 2010-11 season in which Boston College has won six consecutive games. The Eagles opened up the 2010-11 season with an 11-game win streak.
Zenevitch shot 11-for-16 from the floor and hit 7-of-8 from the foul line to finish with the team-high 29 points. Sophomore Nicole Boudreau drained three more from long range and finished with 17 points, while senior Kristen Doherty finished with 13 points, eight rebounds and four assists.
A slow start to open the game put the Eagles down by 11 at 7:58 in the first half. Mount St. Mary's hit six three's in the run including three by Syndey Henderson. Boston College mounted a comeback behind Zenevitch as she converted an old fashioned three-point play with less than five minutes left in the half. Junior Lauren Engeln hit a layup and then hit two foul shots and Mount St. Mary's lead was cut to just six points with 3:25 to play in the half.
Freshman Kelly Hughes (7 points, six rebounds, 4 assists) hit a three-pointer with 1:38 left, BC was within two points. Two free throws by Doherty put BC tied at the half, 37-37.
Boston College opened the second half with an 11-6 run behind a three by Boudreau and Kat Cooper. The Eagles pulled away late in the half with a 14-5 run which ended with a highlight play by Boudreau. The Eagles sophomore guard blocked a three-point shot. Zenevitch grabbed the loose ball and hit Boudreau for an easy two points. BC's lead grew to 14 points, 72-58, with 4:58 to play.
BC shot just 39.4% in the first half and turned it around in the second half on 14-for-28 shooting (50%). The Eagles held an edge on the boards, 45-28, and hit 21-for-23 from the charity stripe.