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Women's Basketball Falls To Wake Forest, 72-58

Sophomore Kristen Doherty had a career-high 24 points in the loss to Wake Forest on Sunday afternoon.

Sophomore Kristen Doherty had a career-high 24 points in the loss to Wake Forest on Sunday afternoon.

Jan. 8, 2012

Winston-Salem, NC -

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Boston College sophomore Kristen Doherty tied her career-high with 24 points and grabbed seven boards but it was not enough as the Eagles (5-10, 0-2 ACC) fell to ACC foe Wake Forest (11-4, 1-1 ACC), 72-58, at Joel Coliseum on Sunday afternoon.

In a game marred by a combined 45 turnovers and 36 fouls, Boston College mounted a second half comeback that fell short.

The second half started sloppy as BC picked up three quick turnovers and two fouls. BC was down 40-24 just three minutes into the half.

The Eagles cut the lead to eight points after Kerri Shields hit a long three, followed by Doherty's third three of the game. BC was down 50-42 with 9:43 left in the game. Two foul shots with fewer than six minutes to play by Tessah Holt cut the lead to 10 points for the second time in the half.

A hook shot by freshman Deidra Smith cut the lead to 10 again but BC failed to cut any deeper in the Wake lead.

The first half was scrappy as both teams struggled offensively. BC shot 38.9 percent while Wake Forest shot 36 percent from the floor. A late surge by Doherty kept Boston College close at the half. The sophomore scored nine points all in the final three minutes, the biggest being a three-pointer to close the gap, 28-22 at the half.

BC's issue in the first half was turnovers. The Eagles committed 18 turnovers but did control the boards, 17-15 at the half.

Doherty shot 10-for-13 from the floor and 4-for-5 from the three-point line, while Joy Caracciolo finished with eight points and five boards. Smith had 11 points in the loss.

Wake Forest was led by Asia Williams and Lakevia Boykin with 12 points apiece. The Eagles shot 36 percent in the game, while turning the ball over 25 times. Wake shot 46.7 percent and had 20 turnovers.

Game Notes:

Freshman Joy Caracciolo earned her fourth career start today. She also played her career-high in minutes at 36 ... Junior Kerri Shields leads the team with 52 overall starts and 49 in a row dating back to the 2010-11 season ... Point guard Tessah Holt had her BC career-high of six boards while playing a season-high 25 minutes...

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