Feb. 4, 1998
PROVIDENCE, R.I.-Boston College dropped its fourth straight game as the Eagles lost at Providence, 84-75, on February 4. The game marked the fifth consecutive loss on the road for the Eagles. Five Providence players scored in double figures and the Friars outrebounded Boston College, 48-33.
The Eagles jumped out to an early lead, and had a 34-27 advantage with 3:05 left in the first half. Jen Gombotz scored six points for Providence in the closing minutes to cut the Boston College lead to 36-33 at halftime. The Eagles added to their lead with a 16-7 run in the first six minutes of the second half and had a 12-point advantage. Providence rallied with a 17-4 run and a Monika Roberts layup gave the Friars a 58-57 lead with 7:51 remaining in regulation. Roberts scored 10 points in the final seven minutes for Providence. Boston College cut the Friars' lead to 69-67 with 2:49 left in the game, but Providence connected on 11-of-13 free throws to secure the victory.
Roberts finished with 21 points and seven rebounds. Mandy Saunders netted 20 points and pulled down seven rebounds, and Jen Gombotz added 13 points. Kerri Sullivan and Dani Trippany each scored 10 points for the Friars. Boston College was led by Whitney Steele's 21 points and nine rebounds. Cal Bouchard finished with 18 points and Aimee McGuire added 10 for the Eagles.
MISC. PROVIDENCE NOTES: Boston College and Providence split the regular season series. The Eagles defeated the Friars, 94-73, in the first meeting on January 8...The 69 field goals attempted by Boston College in the loss to the Friars was a season-high...The Eagles handed out a season-high 21 assists on the 28 field goals made...Providence connected on 25-of-27 (92.6 percent) free throws in the game. The Friars' 92.6 free throw percentage was the highest for a Boston College opponent this season...The 48 rebounds and five blocked shots that Providence registered were the most by a Boston College opponent this season.