Women's Basketball Falls To Georgia Tech, 84-74
March 2, 2014
Atlanta, GA -
Boston College sophomore Nicole Boudreau had 21 points and seven rebounds but it was not enough as the Eagles fell to Georgia Tech, 84-74, in the final ACC regular season game at McCarnish Pavilion on Sunday afternoon.
Boston College finished the regular season at 12-18 while Georgia Tech improved to 19-10.
Boudreau also had five assists and hit four three's in the game. Freshman Kelly Hughes had 17 points, six rebounds and six assists while Lauren Engeln added 13 points. BC was without senior Kristen Doherty, who is out with flu like symptoms.
Tech was led by Ty Marshall with 22 points and eight boards while Kaela Davis had 22 points.
Georgia Tech slowly pulled away from the Eagles in the middle of the second half. The Eagles were without senior guard Kristen Doherty, and battled. The Yellow Jackets opened the half with a, 16-8, run to extend the lead to 10 points with 14:16 left in the game. Five straight points from Engeln halted the run and BC was down, 56-47, with less than 13 to play.
Three's by Boudreau and Hughes cut into the lead, 61-53, with 10:23 left in the half. The Eagles cut the lead to seven points on a drive by Engeln with 7:58 to play. A jumper with 2:55 to play by Cooper kept BC within six points but that was the closest the Eagles would get.
Boston College held a 13-5 lead six minutes into the game after Boudreau converted on a traditional three-point play. The Yellow Jackets applied a press and the Eagles turned the ball over five consecutive times. The result was six straight Tech points, BC 13, G-Tech 11 with 11:50 to play. Ty Marshall scored four straight points and Georgia Tech went up, 15-13.
The Eagles cut the lead to one point from five straight points from Hughes, 19-18, at 8:55. The teams continued to exchange baskets with BC taking a one-points lead on a three by Boudreau with less than three to play. Tech took a 38-34 lead into the locker room on a five point run by Kayla Davis in the final 45 seconds of the half.
BC shot 48 percent from the floor and 46 from the three point line. Georgia Tech shot 44 percent from the floor and had 11 points off the Eagles 11 turnovers. Hughes and Boudreau led BC with 11 points apiece.