Women's Basketball Beats Virginia, 61-49
Feb. 14, 2013
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Senior Kerri Shields set season highs with 21 points and seven 3-pointers made to lead Boston College past Virginia, 61-49, in Conte Forum on Thursday night.
Shields connected on 7-of-12 from beyond the arc for the Eagles (10-14, 4-9 ACC) falling one 3-pointer shy of tying her career high while the Cavaliers (15-9, 7-6 ACC) shot just 1-of-15 from 3-point distance.
Junior Kristen Doherty recorded her third double-double of the season with 10 points and 10 rebounds while classmate Tessah Holt contributed 13 points and five assists with no turnovers. Fellow junior Katie Zenevitch scored 12 points - eight of which came at the beginning of a decisive 21-5 BC run late in the second half.
A 3-pointer from Shields early in the second half gave BC a 38-31 lead before the Cavaliers used an 11-2 run to take a 42-40 lead with 12:51 left to play.
Zenevitch then scored eight straight points to give the Eagles a 48-42 lead with just over eight minutes left. That streak triggered BC's 21-5 run that saw the Eagles grab a 61-47 lead with 3:29 remaining. During the extended run, Shields knocked down another 3-pointer, Zenevitch made another basket, Holt scored five points, and Nicole Boudreau made a three.
In the first half with the scored tied, 9-9, just over seven minutes into the game, Virginia went on a 9-2 run to gain an 18-11 lead with just over eight minutes left in the half.
The Eagles then responded with a 16-2 run to take a 27-20 edge with 3:53 left in the opening half. During the streak, Shields connected on a pair of 3-pointers while Doherty and Holt each scored four points. Inside of the last two minutes, Shields knocked down two more 3-pointers to help give BC a 33-31 lead at the half.
In the opening period, Shields netted 15 points on 5-of-7 shooting from behind the arc, and Doherty recorded 10 points including a 6-for-6 effort from the free throw line to go with five rebounds.
Boston College returns to action at Miami on Sunday at 2:05 p.m. (ESPN3).