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Women's Basketball Falls To Wake Forest, 61-59

Katie Zenecitch notched a career-high 24 points in the loss to Wake Forest.

Katie Zenecitch notched a career-high 24 points in the loss to Wake Forest.

Feb. 10, 2013

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Winston-Salem, NC - The Boston College women's basketball mounted a second half comeback that fell short in the final seconds, as the Eagles lost to Wake Forest, 61-59, at the Lawrence Joel Coliseum on Sunday afternoon. Boston College is now 3-9 in the conference and 9-14 overall, while Wake Forest is now 4-8 in the ACC and 11-13 overall.

Junior Katie Zenevitch led Boston College with a career-high 24 points and seven rebounds while Kerri Shields finished with nine points, four rebounds and four steals. Freshman Nicole Boudreau finished with seven points and three steals.

The Eagles shot 37 percent from the floor and but had 18 turnovers. Wake Forest shot 42 percent from the floor and won the battle of the boards, 38-37.

The first half the Eagles opened the game with a three by Kristen Doherty but did not score again until the 14:01 mark on a layup by Boudreau. The Eagles closed the Wake lead to 9-8 on a three by Shields but fell behind 16-10 when Wake Forest hit a three-pointer. Shields second three-pointer cut the lead to one point, 16-15, at 8:07. The Eagles would then go over four minutes without scoring a basket and Wake extended its lead to 25-15 at 3:37 behind two free throws by Lakevia Boykin. Two straight hoops by Alexa Coulombe stopped the drought but BC was down 29-19 at the half.

BC shot 28.6 percent from the floor and lost the battle of the boards, 21-16. Shields led the Eagles with six points.

BC hit two three's from Boudreau and Zenevitch in the first five minutes of the second half and cut the Wake Forest lead to nine points, 35-27. BC then went on an 11-4 run behind four points from Zenevitch and Shields third three of the game to cut the lead to one point, 39-38, at 12:14. BC took its first lead at 10:20 of the game when Tessah Holt hit two free throws, BC 42, Wake 41.

Wake Forest went on an 8-2 run to go up, 49-44. The Eagles then turned the ball over and missed two jumpers as Wake Forest extended the lead, 51-44, as Doherty (five points, six rebounds) fouled out as she attempted to take a charge. A rebound and layup by Zenevitch followed up by two free throws from Brown cut the Wake lead to three points, 53-50, with 4:30 to play.

The lead extended as Wake Forest went on a 5-1 run, 59-52. A steal by Boudreau led to a layup by Brown with 1:25 to play and the Eagles were down five. On an inbounds, Brown deflected the ball into Shields hands, she hit at the top of the key Zenevitch, who sank her second three. She tied the game with 31 seconds to play when she grabbed a board and put it up, 59-59.

Wake Forest took the lead for good when Chelsea Douglas (11 points) hit a deep jumper with 17 second left. BC had a chance to tie the game but Wake Forest blocked the final Eagles shot with seconds to play.

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