Women's Basketball Defeats Georgia Tech, 74-68
March 3, 2013
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Junior Katie Zenevitch recorded 20 points and six rebounds to lead Boston College past Georgia Tech, 74-68, in front of 1,220 fans in Conte Forum on Sunday afternoon.
In its regular-season finale, the Eagles (11-18, 5-13 ACC) led by as many as 11 points in the second half and withstood a late rally from the Yellow Jackets (14-15, 7-11 ACC) behind clutch baskets from freshman Nicole Boudreau and junior Kristen Doherty inside of the last 90 seconds.
Zenevitch scored at least 20 points in a game for the fifth time this season on 8-of-14 shooting while Doherty totaled 13 points, six assists, and five rebounds. Boudreau scored 16 points, shooting 6 of 9 from the field and 4 of 6 from beyond the arc, and senior Kerri Shields tallied 10 points and six rebounds on Senior Day.
Neither team held a lead larger than four points over the first seven-plus minutes of the second half until the Eagles used an 11-4 run to stake a 49-43 edge with 12:07 to play. Still leading 53-49, BC went on a 10-3 streak to push its lead to 60-49 with 7:06 left. During the run, Shields and Boudreau each connected on 3-pointers.
BC still held an 11-point lead, 67-56, with just over four minutes to play when the Yellow Jackets scored nine straight points to pull within 67-65 with 1:42 remaining. Boudreau answered with a 3-pointer to give BC a 70-65 edge.
After two free throws from Georgia Tech, Doherty knocked down a jumper with 17.8 seconds on the clock to give the Eagles a 72-67 lead. Shields hit two free throws to seal the win.
The Eagles scored the game's first nine points and jumped out to a 12-2 lead just under four minutes into the contest. Zenevitch scored the run's first seven points on a pair of layups and a 3-pointer, and Doherty capped the stretch with a triple.
BC maintained an 18-9 edge with 12:49 left in the half before Georgia Tech went on a 16-3 run over a 4:27 span to take a 25-21 lead with just under seven minutes left in the opening period. A 3-pointer from Boudreau accounted for BC's only points during that stretch.
The hosts retook a 30-27 lead with 3:32 remaining in the half behind a 9-2 spurt. During the streak, Shields hit a 3-pointer and Zenevitch scored four points. Another triple from Boudreau gave BC a 33-31 lead, and the Eagles brought a 36-35 advantage into the locker room.