Dec. 10, 2011
Hartford, Conn. -
The Boston College women's basketball team suffered a 54-45 road loss to Hartford on Saturday afternoon at the Chase Family Arena in Hartford, Conn. The Eagles are now 3-5, while Hartford improved to 7-3.
Sophomore Kristen Doherty led BC with 13 points and nine boards while Alyssa Fressle had 12 points, nine in the second half. Hartford was led by Daphne Elliott with 20 points, including an 11 point run in the second half.
BC held a five point lead 40-35 after a 10-0 run sparked by seven points from Fressle. Hartford came back on an 8-0 run to go up one point on two long three's by Elliott with 7:09 to play. Elliott scored on a backdoor lay-up and Hartford was up five with 3:46 to play.
The Eagles had two missed layups, an offensive foul and two turnovers with fewer than two minutes to play halted the offense. Boston College scored just two points in the last seven minutes of the game. BC shot just 28 percent in the second half and went 0-for-9 from the three-point arc.
Boston College started the game with an 8-3 run. Hartford used the long ball to cut into the Eagles lead. The Hawks hit three straight three's and the game was tied at 9-9 after a foul shot by BC's Joy Caracciolo.
Hartford took the lead at just under 10 minutes in the half and never gave it back to BC. The Eagles cut into the lead on an old fashioned three-point play by Doherty with less than two minutes to play in the half. The Hawks ended the half on a baseline jumper at the buzzer, 27-24.
The Eagles shot just 35 percent from the floor and committed 20 turnovers. Hartford shot 37 percent and scored 23 points off the Eagles turnovers.
Boston College will next play against Boston University on Tuesday, December 13 at Conte Forum at 7 p.m.