Dec. 4, 2011
Chestnut Hill, MA -
The Boston College women's basketball team suffered a tough 69-60 loss to Dayton on Sunday afternoon at the University of Dayton Arena.
Sophomore Kristen Doherty led BC with 12 points and five rebounds, while Shayra Brown added 11 points and five rebounds. Alyssa Fressle added 10 points. Dayton was led by Justine Raterman with 21 points and Andrea Hoover had 13 points and seven boards.
The Eagles could not overcome an 11-0 run by Dayton in the middle of the second half. BC shot just xxx from the floor but missed seven free throws in the second half.
After a 7-3 run by Dayton in the first five minutes of the second half, BC came back on a 10-4 run sparked by four points from Deidra Smith and Shayra Brown. Down by just two points, Dayton pulled away on an 11-0 run when Raterman scored a traditional three-point play with under seven minutes to play.
BC stopped the run when Kristen Doherty hit a foul shot with 5:03 to play.
The Eagles fought back and a deep three by Kerri Shields (eight points) cut the Dayton lead to just four points with a 1:32 to play. Clutch foul shots down the stretch by Dayton halted BC's comeback.
Boston College opened the game up with a 5-0 run. The Eagles fell behind 7-5 in the 12th minute when Elle Queen hit a layup. The two teams were tied at 12-12 when BC's junior Alyssa Fressle hit a driving lay-up with eight minutes to play in the half.
The teams exchanged baskets until the five minute mark when Dayton went up six points, 27-21 with 1:29 left in the half. The Eagles cut the lead at the half, 27-23, behind two foul shots by Tessah Holt.
BC shot 39 percent from the floor and had 12 turnovers in the half. Dayton shot 36 percent with nine turnovers. The Flyers also won the battle of the boards 18-16.
Boston College will return home and host Massachusetts on Wednesday, Dec. 7 at Conte Forum (7 p.m.).