Feb. 7, 1998
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. (AP)-- The Boston College women's basketball team snapped its four-game losing streak today with a 70-67 victory over Georgetown at Conte Forum in Chestnut Hill. Three Eagles scored in double figures and Boston College connected on 70 percent (7-10) of its three-point field goals in the victory.
Georgetown jumped out to a 21-11 lead in the first eight minutes of the game, but Boston College rallied with 10 quick points to tie the score at 21-21 with 7:40 left in the first half. Aimee McGuire's three-point field goal with :46 on the clock gave the Eagles a 35-34 halftime lead.
Georgetown's head coach Patrick Knapp was ejected from the game after two technical fouls with 16:43 left in the second half, and as Cal Bouchard connected on all four free throws the Eagles had a seven-point lead. Georgetown battled back and moved ahead of the Eagles, 46-45, on a jumper by Mimi Ritter. With the score tied 65-65 with :45 remaining in regulation, the Eagles moved ahead of the Hoyas for the final time on a layup by Bouchard. Melba Chambers' layup narrowed the score to 68-67, but two free throws by Alissa Murphy in the closing seconds secured the victory for Boston College.
Cal Bouchard led Boston College with 23 points and Aimee McGuire netted 16. Whitney Steele added 14 points and six rebounds for the Eagles. Three Georgetown players scored in double figures, led by Sylita Thomas' 21 points and 11 rebounds. Chambers and Kim Gallon each added 12 points for the Hoyas.
Boston College improved to 13-9 overall and 8-6 in the BIG EAST Conference with the victory, and Georgetown dropped to 6-15 overall and 3-10 in the league. The Eagles will host Seton Hall on Wednesday, February 11 at 7:00 p.m.