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Women's Basketball Loses to No. 17 North Carolina, 85-57




Feb. 28, 2013

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Chapel Hill, N.C. - Women's Basketball Loses To No. 17 North Carolina, 85-57 Zenevitch and Shields combine for 23 points.

The Boston College women's basketball team fell to No. 17 North Carolina, 85-57, at Carmichael Arena on Thursday night. Boston College is now 10-18 and 4-13 in the ACC, while UNC is 26-4 and 14-3 in the conference.

BC was led by Katie Zenevitch with 13 points, while Kerri Shields added 10 points and four rebounds. Kristen Doherty had nine points, four rebounds and three steals in the loss.

The Tar Heels were led by Waltiea Rolle with 21 points.

Boston College stayed with the Tar Heels in the first six minutes of play. The two teams exchanged the lead six times with BC taking a 13-11 lead at the 14 minute mark. UNC went on a 12-0 run behind four points from Danielle Butts and four by Tierra Ruffin-Pratt.

BC was battling to keep up with the Tar Heels the remainder of the half as the lead extended to 12 points with just under five minutes left in the half. The half ended with BC down, 40-21. The Eagles had 13 turnovers and shot just 30 percent from the floor. UNC had the edge on the boards, 21-17.

The Eagles continued to struggle in the second half. An 11-0 run to open the half gave the Tar Heels a commanding, 52-21 lead. BC's offense stalled in the second half as UNC's lead grew to 31 points with under nine to play. With 7:51 to play in the half, BC was shooting just 28 percent from the floor, down 67-37.

Boston College shot 35 percent from the floor and had 23 turnovers in the game. UNC shot 46 percent from the floor and had 18 steals in the game. The Tar Heels won the battle of the boards, 46-29.

Game Notes:
Boston College will host Georgia Tech in the final game of the regular season on Sunday, March 3 at noon ... Prior to Sunday's game, the BC women's basketball program will honor senior guard Kerri Shields ... The Tar Heels now had an 8-1 edge in the series against BC....

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