Hampton Defeats Women's Basketball, 60-57
Jan. 2, 2013
Hampton, VA -
The Boston College women's basketball team ended a two-game road trip with a tough 60-57 loss to non-conference foe Hampton at the HU Convocation Center in Hampton, Virginia. The Eagles are now 6-6 on the season, while Hampton improved to 10-5.
BC was led by senior Kerri Shields with 17 points, three assists and three boards. Katie Zenevitch added 12 points while Kristen Doherty had 11 points, seven boards and had three assists. Hampton was led by Olivia Allen with 19 points and Keiara Avant with 18.
BC battled all game, coming from 14 down in the second half to within one point against Hampton with 22 seconds to play.
The comeback started at 7:34, after Hamilton hit a three-pointer, which was the last field goal for the Pirates in the game. BC Shayra Brown (six points, four rebounds) hit a foul shot, followed by a three-pointer from Shields. The Pirate lead was seven points with 5:42 to play. Free throws by the Pirates extended the lead but the BC pressure created turnovers. Tessah Holt hit a three, Doherty stole the inbounds pass and Brown hit a layup and BC was down three points. Two foul shots by Boudreau cut the lead to just one point with 22 seconds to play.
After a timeout, BC fouled Avant, who hit two freebies for a three point lead. After another timeout, BC pushed the ball up the floor and ran a number of screens hoping to free up Shields or Boudreau. Shields came up short but the Pirates turned the ball over on the inbounds and BC had a final shot. Boudreau's shot from the corner hit the front of the rim with two seconds left on the clock.
Boston College shot just 38 percent from the floor for the game and 33 percent from the three-point line. The Eagles committed 16 turnovers and lost the battle of the boards, 39-38.
The Pirates came out quicker than quick and shot out to a 9-3 lead behind Nicole Hamilton's seven points. BC slowly chipped away as the Eagles battle foul trouble and poor shooting. The Eagles opened with three three's by Nicole Boudreau, Katie Zenevitch and Kerri Shields, and the team was back in the game. Zenevitch would pick up her second foul and sat the rest of the half.
BC shot just 38 percent from the floor, turned the ball over 11 times but was down only, 34-25.