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Women's Basketball Loses At ACC's To UVA, 74-59

Kat Cooper had 10 points in the Eagles loss today in the first round of the ACC Tournament.

Kat Cooper had 10 points in the Eagles loss today in the first round of the ACC Tournament.

March 5, 2014

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Greensboro, NC -

The Boston College women's basketball team ended the season with a, 74-59, loss to the 10th-seeded Virginia Cavaliers on Wednesday afternoon in the first round of the ACC Women's Basketball Tournament at the Greensboro Coliseum.

The Eagles were led by senior Katie Zenevitch with 14 points, three rebounds and three assists, while Junior Lauren Engeln had 12 points and freshman Kelly Hughes chipped in with 12 points, six rebounds and two assists.

This game marked the sixth game of the season and second consecutive game in which the Eagles did not have the services of senior captain Kristen Doherty who could not make the trip due to an illness.

Boston College shot 45.7 percent from the floor but had 14 fewer shots than Virginia in the game. BC also lost the battle of the boards, 37-24. Franklin nearly matched her season scoring average of 13.4 points per game in the first half of the contest, as she poured in 12 of her game-high 23 points in the opening stanza.

The Eagles never recovered from the Cavalier first half 12-0 run in a nine minute span. UVA held a 21-9 lead in the half. BC closed the gap with a six point run sparked by a three from Hughes and four points from Nicole Boudreau (9 points, six assists).

The two teams exchanged three's in the final minute of the half and UVA held a, 35-28, lead.

Virginia opened the second half with a 5-0 run forcing BC to call a timeout. Virginia would connect on 5-of-8 from long range. BC battled back but could only cut the Cavs lead to nine points. With 1:45 to play a Hughes layup gave the Eagles a chance but free throw shooting from Araira Franklin and Lexie Gerson sealed the win for UVA.

With the victory, Virginia will move on to face seventh-seeded Georgia Tech in Thursday's 6 p.m. second-round game. The Cavaliers also snapped a four-game losing skid and moved its ledger to 14-16 this season.

Boston College finishes its season with a 12-19 mark overall.

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