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Women's Basketball Falls Short, 70-69, At BYU

BC's Nicole Boudreau hit five three-pointers for 23 points and seven boards in an overtime loss to BYU.

BC's Nicole Boudreau hit five three-pointers for 23 points and seven boards in an overtime loss to BYU.

Nov. 16, 2013

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Sophomore Nicole Boudreau led four Boston College scorers in double figures with 23 points, but the Eagles lost to host BYU, 70-69, in overtime on Saturday afternoon at the Marriott Center in a non-conference game. BC is now 1-2, while BYU improved to 3-0.

Boudreau was 8-for-11 from the floor and went 5-for-6 from the three-point line, and had seven boards and a season-high five steals. Senior Kristen Doherty notched her first double-double of the season with 15 points and a team-high 12 rebound to go along with three steals. Junior Lauren Englen added 11 points and four assists, while freshman Kelly Hughes added 11 points, seven rebounds and two steals.

Both teams looked to run early as the teams traded baskets until BYU took a six point lead at 15:56. Doherty cut into the lead with four straight foul shots. Boudreau would stick a three to cut the lead to three points with 12 minutes to play.

BYU went up six again on three straight hoops with 3:27 left in the half. Two three-pointers by Boudreau and Kelly Hughes cut into the lead. BC took a 34-32 lead into the half on a jumper by Doherty and Boudreau's third three of the game.

In the second half, BYU just pounded the ball down low to its 6-foot-7 center Jennifer Hamson. She sparked a BYU 13-0 run to go up eight. Hamson had 16 of her game-high 28 points in the half. At one point she hit 10 straight points before a three-pointer by Boudreau halted the run.

The Eagles fought back as Engeln tied the game with a jumper at the foul line to tie the game at 60-60. A steal by Boudreau gave BC a shot at the victory but a half-court shot by Hughes with 2.5 left to play fell short.

In overtime, Katie Zenevitch gave BC a one point lead on two foul shots but she fouled out on the next play when Hamson hit a hook shot for a, 66-64 lead. Ashley Garfield sealed the game when she grabbed an offensive rebound and completed a traditional three-point play with 20 seconds left in the game. A jumper by Lesko and a three by Doherty cut into the lead but the Eagles could not steal the inbounds on the final play and BYU prevailed.

The Eagles (1-2) are back in action on Thursday when they host FIU at Conte Forum at 7 p.m.

Game Notes:

Senior Kristen Doherty needed two boards to reach 500 career rebounds, she had three boards at the half to reach the plateau. She tied her career-high with 12 rebounds in the game ... Boudreau's five three's she hit tonight tied her career-high ... BC shot a season-high 87 percent from the free throw line ... The lead changed 12 times in the game, six times in the overtime.

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