Feb. 23, 2012
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. -
Sophomore Katie Zenevitch scored 18 points, as Boston College (7-21, 2-13) fell, 73-69, to NC State (16-13, 5-10) on Thursday evening at Conte Forum in the team's final home game of the season.
Zenevitch also added eight rebounds in the outing. Three other Eagles turned in double-digit points in the loss, as sophomore Kristen Doherty scored 17, redshirt sophomore Tessah Holt tallied 13 and Tiffany Ruffin posted 10. Ruffin also tied a career high with eight assists on the night.
The Eagles got on the board first, taking an early, 4-2 lead thanks to a pair of buckets from Zenevitch. However, the Wolpack quickly retaliated with a 13-0 run to take a 15-4 advantage with 15:49 to go in the first. Zenevitch broke the NC State streak with another layup and Holt followed with a three-point jumper to cut the deficit to 15-9 with 14 minutes to play in the half. The teams traded baskets over the course of the next seven minutes, with the Wolfpack slightly outscoring the Eagles, 14-11, to extend its buffer to 29-20.
The BC offense came to life with a 12-3 run, capped by a deep three from Doherty to give BC a 33-32 lead with just over a minute left in the half. Myisha Goodwin-Coleman nailed a layup for NC State in the final seconds in the half to send the Wolfpack to the locker room with a slim, 34-33 advantage.
Ruffin scored the first points coming out of the half to put the Eagles back on top, but NC State tallied eight unanswered points to take a 42-35 lead with 17:53 remaining in the game. The Wolfpack continued to attack, outscoring BC, 18-11, to take a double-digit lead, up 61-46 with less than 10 minutes to go.
Holt converted on two free throws to spark a 17-9 BC run and cut the deficit to single-digits, as BC trailed just 70-64 with less than three minutes to play. Holt hit a jumper and Doherty sunk a three in the final seconds of play, but BC went on to take a 73-69 loss to its conference opponent.