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Women's Basketball Falls to No. 8/8 Maryland, 86-61

Kerri Shields notched her 1,000th career point vs. Maryland.

Kerri Shields notched her 1,000th career point vs. Maryland.

Feb. 21, 2013

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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.

Game Notes:
BC fell to 2-14 all-time against Maryland ... Kerri Shields became BC's 22nd 1,000-point scorer in program history ... Shields was the first player to score 1,000 points since Carolyn Swords and Stefanie Murphy in 2011 ... Kristen Doherty, Nicole Boudreau, and Katie Zenevitch scored in double figures for the 19th, 17th, and 17th times respectively this season ... Tiffany Ruffin made her first start of the season.

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