Women's Basketball Defeated UNH, 65-40
Dec. 15, 2013
Chestnut Hill, Mass. -
Junior Kat Cooper scored a career-high 21 points, including five three-pointers to lead Boston College (6-5) past New Hampshire (4-5), 65-40, in a non-conference game at Conte Forum on Sunday afternoon.
Cooper shot 7-for-12 from the floor, hit a career-high five three-points on her way to a team-leading 21 points. Freshman Kelly Hughes added four three's and finished with 14 points and eight rebounds, while Kristen Doherty had 11 points and seven rebounds. In the first half, Boston College opened up with a 7-2 lead behind a three to open the game by Cooper. The lead extended to 11 points with 7:50 to play after a three-pointer by Cooper and two free throws by Lauren Engeln.
A 12-2 run to end the half gave BC a 31-15 lead going into the locker room. BC held New Hampshire to just 15 points and 21.7 percent shooting from the floor. UNH did not hit a three in the half, while BC went 7-for-15 behind three by Cooper and two from Hughes.
In the second half, BC hit 7-for-11 from long range and shot 44 percent from the floor. The Eagles hit two straight three's, one from Hughes and the second one from Zenevitch (7 pts, 4 rebs.), and the lead was 20 points with 12:35 left in the game.
Cooper then scored the next nine points to give BC a 29 point lead, 51-22, with 10:04 to play. The Eagles forward hit a backdoor layup, her fourth three-pointer, two fouls shots and another back-door layup, all in less than a minute.
With six minutes to play, Cooper's fifth three gave the Eagles a 33 point lead. BC hit a season-high 14 three-pointers and shot a season-high 53.8 percent from long range. The Eagles also had 20 assists and 10 steals in the game.
UNH shot 31.4 percent in the game and was led by Kaylee Kilpatrick with 14 points, while Corinne Coia added 13 points.
The Eagles will host Holy Cross (6-1) on Saturday, Dec. 21 at 5 p.m.p p