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Women's Basketball Captures 64-60 Victory over Virginia Tech

Kerri Shields hit five three-pointers and finished with 15 points in the Eagles win over Virginia Tech.

Kerri Shields hit five three-pointers and finished with 15 points in the Eagles win over Virginia Tech.

Feb. 13, 2012

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BLACKSBURG, VA - The Boston College sophomore Tessah Holt hit four free throws in the final minute to help the Eagles earn a 64-60 victory over Virginia Tech at Cassell Coliseum last night in Blacksburg, Virginia. The Eagles are now 6-19 and 1-11 in the ACC. Virginia Tech is now 7-18 and 3-9 in the conference.

Sophomore Katie Zenevitch led BC with 17 points while Kerri Shields added 15 points and Kristen Doherty finished with 13 points, three steals and a team-high seven rebounds.

BC shot 43 percent from the floor in the game and 47.6 percent from the three-point line.

The Eagles held the lead throughout the second half until Virginia Tech tied the game at 47-47 with 10:17 to play on a three pointer by Aerial Wilson (22 points). BC responded and took the lead for good when Shields hit her fifth three of the game. Zenevitch hit her fourth three-pointer and BC's lead was six points with 9:07 to play.

The closest Virginia Tech got was with 3:41 to play with a jumper from the corner. BC responded with four points, two foul shots by Shayra Brown (9 points, 7-for-8 from the foul line) and a layup off an inbounds play with 1:33 to play. Holt then stepped up and hit four straight free throws to seal the win.

Boston College opened up the game on an 11-1 run behind two straight three's by Zenevitch. A jumper by Alyssa Fressle gave BC a 20-9 lead with under 10 minutes to play. Virginia Tech closed the gap at the half, 32-29, behind a 10-2 run in the final three minutes.

BC shot 56 percent in the half and was 6-for-11 from the three-point line. Zenevitch led BC with 11 points, while Shields added nine.

Game Notes: Eagles junior Alyssa Fressle had five rebounds including a key offensive board with just under four minutes to play ... BC was 10-for-21 from the three-point line - five by Shields and four by Zenevitch ... BC's bench out-scored Virginia Tech, 15-4 ... Boston College donned pink Play4 Kay Under Armour t-shirts with Clare Droesch's No. 15 on the sleeve during warm-ups .... The Boston College athletics department is launched a special auction this week to help the Crush Cancer Fund for Clare, a non-profit effort set up by the Graybeards of Rockaway, New York to help fund medical expenses for former Eagles guard Clare Droesch `05. To check out the items weekly go to http://bceagles.cstvauctions.com/gallery.cfm ... To make a donation for Clare's medical expenses go to www.graybeards.com/index/DONATIONS. Click "Add to Cart" above Clare's picture to donate. ... Boston College will return home and host Clemson on Thursday, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. The Eagles will celebrate Play4Kay Day as well as senior night.

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