Last Second Shot Sinks Women's Basketball, 67-65
Jan. 30, 2014
Pittsburgh, PA - The Boston College women's basketball team lost, 67-65, to Pittsburgh on Thursday night at the Petersen Events Center in an ACC matchup. BC is now 11-11 on the season and 2-6 in the ACC, while Pitt improved to 10-11 overall and 2-5 in the conference.
BC was led by sophomore Nicole Boudreau with 15 points and junior Lauren Engeln added 15 points while freshman Kelly Hughes chipped in with 14 points and nine rebounds. Pittsburgh was led by Asia Logan with 24 points and Brianna Kiesel had 16, including the winning basket with three seconds to play.
Boston College held a 57-52 lead with 7:12 to play in the game. A three by Kelly Hughes, her fourth of the game, with 3:37 gave BC a, 64-57, lead. In the next three minutes, Pittsburgh outscored BC, 10-1, behind six points from both Logan and Kiesel.
Kiesel tied the game with 44 seconds left in game on a drive to the hoop. On BC's next possession, Kristen Doherty (12 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals) drove to the hoop but was called for an offensive foul with 32 seconds to play. After a timeout by Pittsburgh, Kiesel drove left and hit a runner in the lane with three seconds left in the game. Engeln had the final shot for BC from just over half court, which hit the back of the rim at the buzzer.
Boston College shot 52.4 percent from the floor and held an, 18-12, rebound advantage over Pittsburgh in the first half. BC pulled away in the middle of the half on a 10-0 run sparked by a three-pointer from both Boudreau and Kat Cooper. Two late three's Pittsburgh closed the gap as the Panthers outscored BC 6-2 in the final minute of the half - BC 37, Pitt 27.