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Women's Basketball Defeats Virginia Tech, 53-46

Jan. 10, 2013


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Blacksburg, Va. - Junior Kristen Doherty had 15 points, grabbed five rebounds and had four assists to lead Boston College past ACC foe, Virginia Tech, 53-46, at Cassell Coliseum on Thursday night. Boston College is now 7-7 overall and improved to 1-2 in the ACC. Virginia Tech is now 7-8 and 1-3 in the ACC.

Doherty had 12 of her team leading 15 points in the second half, while Katie Zenevitch finished with 11 points and seven boards and senior Kerri Shields added 11 points and four rebounds.

The Eagles defense forced 15 turnovers while shooting 39 percent from the floor. Virginia Tech shot just 27.5 percent and won the battle of the boards, 40-30.

The first half the Eagles led throughout. BC opened up with a 5-0 lead behind a three-pointer from the wing from Kristen Doherty. Freshman Nicole Boudreau (six points, five boards) hit a three-pointer from the corner at the seven minute mark and BC's lead grew to eight points. A seven-point run by Shields extended the Eagles lead to seven points with three minutes left.

Shayra Brown hit two free throws with 2:06 to play in the half and BC had its biggest lead, 26-16. Shields gave BC a 12 point lead with a mid-range jumper with 24 seconds to play for a 12 point halftime lead.

BC shot 40 percent from the floor but lost the battle of the boards, 18-16. Shields had nine points at the half followed by Katie Zenevitch with seven points.

The Eagles built a 14 point lead after Doherty hit a three-pointer at 12:44 in the second half. With four minutes to play, Virginia Tech made an 8-2 run which cut the Eagles lead to three points, 48-45. The Hokies fouled Kerri Shields at half court on the inbounds sending her to the foul line. Shields gave BC a 50-45 lead on her two freebies with 48 seconds to play.

Virginia Tech missed a three--pointer and the Hokies fouled Tessah Holt on the rebound. Holt stepped up and hit two more free throws with 26 seconds to play. Virginia Tech had three chances from long range in the final 20 seconds.

Uju Ugoka led Virginia Tech with 21 points and 13 rebounds while Monte Tellier added 10 points.

BC (7-7, 1-2 ACC) is back in action on Sunday when it takes on Clemson at 1 p.m. The game will be carried on NESN ... This was head coach Erik Johnson's first win in the ACC ... Kristen Doherty led BC in scoring for the third time in the last five games. She has scored in double figures in nine of 14 games ... Freshman Nicole Boudreau had two three-pointers and has 32 this season. She moves into sixth on the all-time list of three's made by a freshman ... Kerri Shields is just three three-pointers away from moving into second on the all-time list of made three-pointers. She has scored in double figures in 11 of 14 games.

BC (7-7, 1-2 ACC) is back in action on Sunday when it takes on Clemson at 1 p.m. The game will be carried on NESN.

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