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Women's Basketball Falls to No. 9 North Carolina, 73-56

Nicole Boucreau greets her teammates after a timeout in the game vs. UNC.

Nicole Boucreau greets her teammates after a timeout in the game vs. UNC.

Jan. 19, 2014

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The Boston College women's basketball team lost to No. 9 North Carolina, 73-56, on Sunday afternoon at Conte Forum in front of 1,621 fans. The Eagles are now 10-8 overall and 2-3 in the ACC, while UNC is now 16-3 and 4-1 in the conference.

Boston College freshman Kelly Hughes led the Eagles with 13 points, with five rebounds and four assists, while senior Kristen Doherty had 11 points and six rebounds. Senior Katie Zenevitch added 10 points.

The Eagles shot just 34 percent from the floor in the game and had 16 turnovers.

North Carolina held a 32-25 halftime lead. The Eagles went 1-for-10 from the three-point line and shot just 36 percent in the half. Carolina shot 38 percent and had a, 23-14, edge in the half.

The closest BC got to the Tar Heels was six points after a Hughes three-pointer at 16:06 in the second half. UNC went on a, 9-3, run which changed the game with 13:03 to play - UNC 43, BC 31. A three-pointer by Allisha Gray gave UNC a 23 point lead with 4:17 to play.

The Eagles shot just 32 percent from the floor while North Carolina shot 45 percent.

Boston College will next play at NC State on Thursday, January 23 at 7 p.m.

Next Sunday, Jan. 26 prior to the game vs. Wake Forest the BC program will honor the alumni. Tickets for the game will be available at the gate ... Remember to continue to follow the Eagles on Twitter/@bc_wbb or Coach Erik Johnson at - @BC_CoachJohnson ... Fans interested in obtaining a 2013-14 Women's Basketball Media Guide can purchase one in the BC Communications Office for $10 during office house (9-5 p.m.).

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