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Women's Basketball Falls to No. 20/22 Georgia Tech, 85-48




Feb. 19, 2012

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Duluth, GA - The Boston College women's basketball team fell to No. 20/22 Georgia Tech, 85-48 on Sunday afternoon at the Arena at the Gwinnett Center. The Eagles are now 7-20 and 2-12 in the conference, while the Yellow Jackets are now 20-7 overalll and 10-4 in the ACC.

Sophomore Katie Zenevitch led BC with 11 points while Shayra Brown had 10 points. Kristen Doherrty had nine points, five rebounds and four assists for BC. Georgia Tech had five players in double-figures including 16 from Frida Fogdemark.

BC will next host NC State on Thursday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m.

Boston College fell behind 9-1 early. The Eagles fought back and cut it to 9-5 on a jumper by Zenevitch with 13 minutes left in the half. Georgia Tech pulled away behind a full court press causing BC fits for the Eagles offense.

At the half, Boston College was down 35-16 and shot just 28 percent. Zenevitch led BC at the half with nine points.

The second half Georgia Tech came out on a 6-0 run and BC went down, 41-16. The Eagles missed a three-pointer and turned the ball over twice to start the half. Kristen Doherty hit a baseline jumper to get the Eagles on the board in the half, 41-18. Shayra Brown hit five straight points, but BC could not put a dent into the lead as the Yellow Jackets led, 53-24 with 15:35 to play.

BC shot 39 percent from the floor in the game. The Eagles had turnovers and 16 assists.

Game Notes:

Katie Zenevitch reached the 400 point mark in the first half. She needed just two points to reach the plateau.

• BC started Zenevitch, Tessah Holt, Kristen Doherty, Kerri Shields and Tiffany Ruffin for the third time this season.

• BC freshman Deidra Smith added nine points off the bench.

• It was Georgia Tech's Play 4Kay Day. The Eagles donned the pink UA shirts with Clare Droesch's No. 15 on the sleeve. Coach Geoff Lanier also wore the pink Play 4Kay shirt during the game.

• Recently the Boston College women's basketball program learned some upsetting news about of its family members. Clare Droesch, who played at BC from 2001-2005, was recently diagnosed with cancer. The CRUSH CANCER FUND FOR CLARE was set up through the Rockaway non-profit organization, the Graybeards.

• To donate go to www.graybeards.com/index/donations - add to card and click on Clare's photo.

• This week the BC website started an online auction with three items. All proceeds from this auction will go to Clare's medical expenses. To view this week's items go to - http://bceagles.cstvauctions.com/gallery.cfm.

• There are two Facebook pages dedicated to fundraising for Clare. The one is Boston is run by BC alum Nicole Conway and you can find information at Clare's Boston Fundraiser. The one in New York is hosted by Clare's friends in Rockaway and it is - Friends of Crush Cancer Fund for Clare.

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