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Women's Basketball Falls At Clemson, 72-67

Nicole Boudreau scored a career-high 25 points in the loss.

Nicole Boudreau scored a career-high 25 points in the loss.

Feb. 20, 2014

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Clemson, South Carolina -

Sophomore Nicole Boudreau scored a season-high 25 points but it was not enough as Boston College dropped a road game at Clemson, 72-67, on Thursday night. The Eagles are now 12-16 overall and 3-11 in the ACC, while Clemson is 12-16 overall and 4-10 in the conference.

Boston College shot 46 percent from the floor and 67 percent from the three-point line but it was the 17 turnovers that hurt. Clemson scored 20 points off turnovers.

Boudreau kept the Eagles in the game as she hit a career-high seven three-pointers (7-for-11). Katie Zenevitch finished with 19 points and 10 rebounds her 14th career double-double. The two teams exchanged baskets to start the game.

At the first break, Boston College had a one-point lead, 12-11, behind two three's from Boudreau. The Eagles hit three more three's, including Boudreau's third to take a 27-16 lead with 10:31 in the first half. Clemson shot back with a, 9-2, run in which BC committed three turnovers after not giving the ball away in the first 10 minutes of the game.

The next five minutes BC went 1-for-5 from the floor and committed four turnovers as Clemson erased the Eagles lead, 33-32, with 2:59 left in the half.

The Eagles shot 54 percent but committed nine turnovers all in the final 10 minutes of the half. Clemson shot 55 percent from the floor and took, 41-36, halftime lead.

The second half the teams exchanged baskets and nine minutes in it was BC 45, Clemson 50. The Eagles had a chance to tie the game on two fast breaks were spoiled. A follow up by Zenevitch cut the lead to four points with under eight minutes to play, 56-52.

Nikki Dixon then score four straight points, including a steal and lay-in to give Clemson a, 60-52, lead with 7:16 left in the game. Boudreau's seventh three cut the lead, 64-57, with five minutes to play.

Two jumpers by Zenevitch cut the lead to three points with under two to play. After a tied up ball, Clemson had the ball and was fouled. Dixon hit one shot, BC 61, Clemson 65.

Two free throws by Hughes cut the lead to two points, 65-63, with one minute left. Zenevitch fouled out with 43.6 to play and put Chancie Dunn on the foul line. She missed the first and hit the second, 66-63.

And offensive foul on Boudreau with 35.5 second to play was the Eagles 17th turnover of the game. BC could not cut into the lead after the call.

Game Notes:

  • This was the 11th meeting between Boston College and Clemson. BC has a 7-4 edge. 
  • It was the fifth different starting lineup as the Eagles opened up with Kristen Doherty, Kelly Hughes, Lauren Engeln, Katie Zenevitch and Nicole Boudreau. Only Boudreau, Engeln and Zenevitch have started every game this season. 
  • This was Kristen Doherty's first game since Feb. 6 In her return, Doherty played 36 minutes and had four points, five assists and two steals.
  • Boston College will host No. 8/9 Maryland on Thursday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. It will be the final home game for seniors Kristen Doherty and Katie Zenevitch. Fans arrive early

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