March 1, 2012
Greensboro, NC -
The Boston College women's basketball team fell to Virginia, 72-41, in the first round of the ACC Tournament at the Greensboro Coliseum. The Eagles finish the season at 7-23. Virginia is now 22-9 and will play Maryland in the next round on Friday, March 2.
BC was led Katie Zenevitch had 11 points and six rebounds while Joy Caracciolo added seven points and four rebounds.
The Eagles struggled with the UVA defense from the start. BC fell behind 9-3 just under five minutes into the half. The only BC hoop was a three-pointer by Kerri Shields. With 7:39 to play in the half, the Eagles offense remained cold as they were down 23-9. Freshman Joy Caracciolo (7 points, 4 rebounds) went on her own six point run to cut into the lead but a three-pointer by Ataira Franklin (20 points) got UVA's offense back on track.
BC had 13 turnovers in the half and UVA scored 18 points off the mistakes. BC shot just 30 percent in the half.
At the half, BC was down 45-22. Virginia hit 7-for-12 from the three-point line and shot 55 percent from the floor.
The second half UVA went on a 15-2 run and the Eagles were down 47-18 with just under 15 minutes to play in the game. UVA's Franklin had 10 of the 15 points, include two three's. UVA never surrendered the lead.
BC shot 31 percent from the floor for the game, while UVA shot 41.7 percent.
The Boston College athletics department is launched a special auction to help the Crush Cancer Fund for Clare, a non-profit effort set up by the Graybeards of Rockaway, New York to help fund medical expenses for former Eagles guard Clare Droesch `05. This week's items are a home BC hockey jersey signed by head coach Jerry York and an Atlanta Falcons jersey signed by quarterback Matt Ryan. To check out the items weekly go to http://bceagles.cstvauctions.com/gallery.cfm ... To make a donation for Clare's medical expenses go to www.graybeards.com/index/DONATIONS. Click "Add to Cart" above Clare's picture to donate.