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Women's Basketball Loses to Wake Forest in Double Overtime, 92-87

Jan. 20, 2013

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CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Junior Kristen Doherty scored a team-high 21 points on 8-of-16 shooting, but Boston College lost to Wake Forest in double overtime, 92-87, in front of 1,328 fans in Conte Forum on Sunday afternoon.

The Eagles (8-9, 2-4 ACC) held a 69-64 lead with 1:43 remaining in regulation, but the Demon Deacons (10-8, 3-3 ACC) tied the game, 71-71, on a layup from Sandra Garcia with 1.9 seconds left. Doherty hit a layup for the Eagles with 12 seconds remaining in the first overtime to tie it, 78-78, and force another session, and although BC gained an 83-80 lead early in the final period, Wake Forest then used a 10-2 run to help seal the victory.

Junior Katie Zenevitch recorded 17 points on 8-of-10 shooting and seven rebounds. Freshman Nicole Boudreau scored 16 points, senior Kerri Shields totaled 14 points and eight rebounds, and junior Tessah Holt netted 13 points.

For Wake Forest, Lakevia Boykin led all scorers with 27 points, and Chelsea Douglas posted 21 points.

In the second overtime, a 3-point play from Holt and a layup from Doherty gave BC an 83-80 lead early, but Wake Forest responded with seven straight points sparking a 10-2 run to grab a 90-85 advantage with 15.3 seconds left before closing out the win.

In the first overtime, neither team could gain a lead larger than two points. Doherty hit a layup with 12 seconds left to tie the game at 78-78 and force a second overtime.

BC maintained a 46-39 lead just under six minutes into the second half with Shields, Shayra Brown, and Doherty each making threes during that stretch. The Demon Deacons then responded with seven straight points to tie the game at 46-46 eight minutes into the half.

A Doherty 3-pointer sparked a 9-0 BC run giving the Eagles a 55-46 edge - its largest of the game - at the 10:54 mark. During the run, Zenevitch converted a 3-point play, and Boudreau hit a three as BC opened the second half 5-of-7 on 3-pointers.

Wake Forest answered with a 10-2 run to pull within 57-56 and with 4:22 remaining took its first lead, 63-61, since the 15:02 mark of the first half. Back-to-back 3-pointers from Shields and Boudreau gave BC a 67-63 lead with 3:33 left, but Wake Forest stayed with striking distance and tied the game 71-71 on a layup from Sandra Garcia with 1.9 seconds on the clock.

The Eagles claimed a 17-11 lead just under eight minutes into the first half behind a 13-6 run. BC made 8-of-11 shots from the field to open the contest, and Boudreau connected on a 3-pointer to cap the stretch.

Wake Forest cut BC's edge to 19-18 at the 9:11 mark of the opening half before the Eagles utilized a 10-4 spurt to gain a 29-22 lead, its largest of the half, with just under six minutes left. During the run, Boudreau hit another three, and Holt scored four points. BC carried a 33-29 lead into the break holding a lead over the last 14:45 of the first period.

Boston College returns to the court at Virginia on Thursday at 7 p.m.

Game Notes:
The Eagles held its annual Alumnae Day celebration at the game honoring Maureen Enos, the head coach of BC's first varsity team in 1972-73, among many others ... Kristen Doherty, Kerri Shields, Nicole Boudreau, and Katie Zenevitch scored in double-figures for the 12th time this season; Tessah Holt scored 10 or more points for the fourth time this year ... the last time BC played a double-overtime game came on Feb. 5, 1995; BC lost to Georgetown 78-72 ... the game marked BC's first overtime contest of the season.

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