Women's Basketball Stuns BYU, 62-56
Nov. 15, 2012
Chestnut Hill, Mass. - Junior Katie Zenevitch scored 16 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, while Kristen Doherty added 15 points to lead Boston College past BYU, 62-56 , on Thursday in front of 670 fans at Conte Forum. Boston College is now 2-1 on the season, while handing BYU its first loss of the season (2-1).
"For me personally, obviously it's huge coming back to Conte Forum. BYU is such a good program. Coach Judson is such an amazing coach. It's such a good program,'' said BC head coach Erik Johnson after his first career victory at Conte Forum. "On a personal note, it's emotional and fun. But it's so not about me. This is about our players. As a coach you want nothing more to see them enjoying and understanding the lessons about playing together, playing hard, playing intelligent....and using the advantages that we have at Boston College. I couldn't be prouder of our team. It was a really big step for us.''
The tide turned for Boston College when Doherty hit a three-pointer with 11 minutes to play in the game. The long range jumper broke a 37-37 tie. BC extended the lead to nine points, 50-41, with six minutes to play behind six points from Zenevitch sandwiched with a Doherty jumper and a Holt layup.
BYU cut into the lead on a long three-pointer from Haley Steed (11 points) with five minutes to play. BC responded when Tiffany Ruffin (three assists) hit Zenevitch inside, Eagles lead was, 52-46. BYU missed three-pointer and Tessah Holt pushed the ball and drove to the basket, BC's lead was at eight points.
The Cougars continued to pressure BC and cut the lead to four points with a minute left in the game on two missed jumpers by the Eagles and a turnover. The Eagles fought to keep the lead as Doherty hit two free throws, followed by a steal and two freebies by Nicole Boudreau to seal the victory.
The first half both teams were cold. BC held the largest lead of the half at 14:50 when a layup by Tessah Holt pushed the Eagles to a seven point lead. BC held the lead until just under two minutes to play when Stephanie Seaborn hit a long three-pointer to put BYU up by one point. BYU would hit two free throws with under five seconds to take a 24-21 lead at the half.
BC shot just 29 percent from the floor, while BYU shot 32 percent. BC was 2-for-11 from the arc, while the Cougars went 1-for-7. Holt led BC on offense with five points, while Zenevitch had four points and eight rebounds. BYU was led by Lexi Eaton with 11 points.
BC shot 60.9 percent from the floor in the second half, and 41 percent in the game ... Kristen Doherty scored 12 of her 15 points in the half. She also hit 3-for-5 from beyond the arc and grabbed seven rebounds ... BC scored 32 points in the paint and had 17 points off BYU's 15 turnovers ... The Eagles had a season-low 10 turnovers in the game ... BC also won the battle of the boards, 36-34.