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Women's Basketball Loses To Wake Forest, 56-50

Jan. 26, 2014

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The Boston College women's basketball team suffered a tough home loss to ACC foe Wake Forest, 56-50, on Sunday afternoon in front of 1.104 fans at Conte Forum. The Eagles are now 11-10 overall and 2-5 on the season, while Wake Forest improved to 10-9 and 2-5 in the conference.

The Eagles were led by senior Kristen Doherty with 12 points, five rebounds and four assists, while Kelly Hughes had eight points and seven rebounds. Wake Forest was led by Dearica Hamby with 21 points and 16 rebounds and Chelsea Douglas chipped in with 18 points.

Boston College opened the second half on a 14-2 run which resulted in a 39-31 lead with 14:13 to play. Nicole Boudreau sparked the run with seven points, while Hughes finished the run on a traditional three-point play.

Wake Forest mounted the comeback with 6:35 to play after Boudreau hit her third layup of the half gave BC a nine-point lead, 48-39. A 10-0 Wake Forest run ended a three-pointer by Millesa Calicott to give the Demon Deacons a one point lead, 49-48, with 2:30 to play. BC missed five shots and a foul shot and committed four turnovers in the Wake Forest run.

Doherty gave BC a 50-49 lead on foul shots with 1:08 to play. On the next play, Katie Zenevitch fouled out and gave Hamby two freebies and a, 51-50, Wake Forest lead with 47 seconds left in the game. BC missed two straight three-pointers, while Wake Forest continued to hit foul shots to steal the victory from the Eagles at home.

Boston College opened up on a 9-2 run to force Wake to call an early timeout. Doherty had four points in the run. Douglas got Wake back in the game cutting the BC lead to five points with 11:30 left in the half.

The two teams exchanged baskets throughout the half. Wake Forest outscored BC, 6-2, to end the half and take a 29-25 lead into the locker room. BC shot just 33 percent from the floor and 10 percent from the 3-point line. Wake Forest shot 36 percent from the floor and had a 25-15 edge on the boards at the half.

Game Notes:
BC shot just 10 percent (2-for-20) from the three-point and shot just 61.5% from the foul line ... The Eagles lost the battle of the boards, 51-36 ... BC also had a season-low six assists ... Karima Gabriel came off the bench and played a season-high 17 minutes, scored four points and grabbed six rebounds ... The program honored the 1988-89 team as well as the Head Coach Margo Plotzke during the game-day ceremonies. Players from the team included Amy LaCombe, Bridget Cody Eripret, Leslie Bjerstedt Shearstone, Susanne Maher, Ellen Neihaus, Carla Vicidomini-Wenger and team manager Sheila Jackman-Campbell ... Boston College will now hit the road to play at Pittsburgh on Thursday, Jan. 30 and at Virginia Tech on Sunday, Feb. 2.

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