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Women's Basketball Falls To UVA, 69-57

Kerri Shields hit three three-pointers to move into second place on the all-time list of made three-pointers.

Kerri Shields hit three three-pointers to move into second place on the all-time list of made three-pointers.

Jan. 24, 2013

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The Boston College women's basketball team lost to Virginia, 69-57, at John Paul Jones Arena on Thursday night in an ACC matchup. The Eagles are now 8-10 and 2-5 in the ACC, while Virginia is 13-6 and 5-3 in the conference.

Kerri Shields led the Eagles with 15 points and five rebounds, while Kristen Doherty had 12 points and seven boards. Nicole Boudreau added 11 points in the loss.

The Eagles shot 29 percent from the floor and 20 percent from the three-point line. UVA shot 45 percent from the floor and won the battle of the boards, 38-34.

BC never got on track offensively. In the first half the Eagles shot just 32 percent but battled throughout. At the 10 minute mark, freshman Alexa Coulombe hit a layup to tie the game at 10-10. The Eagles fell behind 19-13 with 7:54 to play but cut into the lead on a three by Shields and a layup by Doherty. With a little over two minutes to play, UVA went up five points, but Tessah Holt hit a layup followed by two foul shots to keep the Eagles close. At the half, BC was down 33-27 as Shields led the Eagles with 10 points and four boards.

The second half the Eagles cold streak continued. BC's first seven points came on foul shots. The Eagles did not hit a field goal until the 7:06 mark when Boudreau hit a jumper at the top of the key. She followed that with a three-pointer from the corner and BC was down 12. UVA extended the lead back to 15 points but a three by Shields cut the lead to 12. The Eagles cut the lead to nine points on a three by Boudreau with 1:13 to play but it would not be enough.

BC shot just 26.7 percent from the floor in the second half.

Game Notes:
• BC (8-10, 2-5ACC) will return to action on Sunday, Jan. 27 at 1 p.m. vs. No. 3 Duke. The game can be seen on ESPN3.

Kerri Shields notched double-figures in her 13th game of the season. Shields had three three-pointers in the game tonight. She now has 215 career three's, moving her into second on the all-time list of made three-pointers.

• BC committed a season-low eight turnovers in the game. The last time BC had just nine turnovers was against Vermont on Dec. 20, 2012.

Kristen Doherty went 8-for-8 from the foul line, which set her career-high for most free throws made in game. Her previous high was seven which she reached vs. Vermont on Dec. 20, 2012.

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