Women's Basketball Falls to No. 8/8 Maryland, 86-61
Feb. 21, 2013
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Senior Kerri Shields scored her 1,000th career point, and junior Kristen Doherty notched a team-high 18 points as Boston College lost to No. 8/8 Maryland, 86-61, in front of 1,145 fans in Conte Forum on Tuesday night.
Shields surpassed the 1,000-point mark on a 3-pointer with 17:39 to play in the second half.
Doherty scored 13 of her 18 points in the first half and shot 7-of-11 from the floor for the Eagles (10-16, 4-11 ACC). Freshman Nicole Boudreau tallied 11 points, and junior Katie Zenevitch had 10 - all in the second half.
For the Terrapins (22-4, 13-2 ACC), Alyssa Thomas registered game highs with 30 points and 12 rebounds while Tianna Hawkins posted 15 points and her 1,000th career rebound.
After the Terrapins opened the game with an 8-2 lead, Doherty knocked down a 3-pointer to make it 8-5 just over four minutes into the contest. Maryland then went on a 13-6 run to take a 21-11 edge with 10:17 left in the half.
The Eagles used a 10-4 spurt to cut Maryland's lead to 25-21 with just under six minutes to play in the opening half, but the Terrapins closed the period with an 18-4 run to stake a 43-25 advantage at the break.
Doherty opened the second half with a basket before Maryland scored five straight to take a 48-27 edge just over two minutes into the stanza. Shields then hit her barrier-breaking 3-pointer to start a stretch where BC outscored the Terrapins, 12-8, trimming Maryland's edge to 56-39 with 12:57 remaining. Boudreau scored BC's last five points in the stretch.
Maryland followed with an 18-8 run to push its lead to 74-47 with 7:25 remaining. The Eagles outscored the Terrapins 14-12 in the game's last seven minutes.
Next, Boston College hosts Clemson on Sunday at 1 p.m. in Conte Forum.