Dec. 18, 2011
Chestnut Hill, MA -
The Boston College women's basketball team put together a 17-8 late second half run on the way to a 67-58 victory over Holy Cross on Sunday afternoon at Conte Forum. Boston College is now 4-6 on the season, while Holy Cross dropped to 5-5.
Sophomore Katie Zenevitch scored 11 of her 17 points in the second half and also grabbed nine boards. Sophomore point guard Tiffany Ruffin had 17 points, four assists and two steals in the win. Junior Kerri Shields had 11 points, three assists and three steals, while Shayra Brown added 10 points.
Holy Cross was led by Alex Smith with 17 points, while Amy Lepley added 11 points.
Boston College pulled away from Holy Cross at the start of the second half. Four different players scored in the first four minutes as BC went on an 8-2 run and took a 37-35 lead. At 8:21, Ruffin hit two foul shots and the game was tied for the 12th time, 50-50.
The Eagles proceeded to go on a 17-8 run behind Zenevitch, Brown and Ruffin. Freshman Deidra Smith came off the bench and scored four points which gave BC a 58-50 lead with 5:25 to play. After Alex Smith hit two foul shots with 4:41 to play, BC went on a 7-0 run behind three points from Ruffin and four foul shots by Zenevitch.
BC shot a season-high 51 percent from the floor in the second half and 46.4 percent in the game BC had a season-high 12 steals with Shields and Alyssa Fressle each with three. Holy Cross held a two rebound edge in the game, 34-32.
Boston College was down, 33-29, in the first half. The Eagles shot 41 percent from the floor, while Holy Cross shot 40 percent. BC held the edge on the boards, 20-14.
Ruffin led BC in the first half with nine points, while Shields and Zenevitch adding six points apiece.
The Eagles had 12 assists for the second consecutive game ... Boston College had 12 steals. It is the third time this season the team has reached double-figures in steals ... The team shot a season-high 46.4 percent from the floor ... It was the fourth game in which Katie Zenevitch
led the team in rebounds (9) ... Freshman forward Victoria Lesko
played a season-high 14 minutes in the second half. She finished with only one assist but played strong defense for the Eagles ... Tiffany Ruffin
has scored in double-figures in four games this season, including today's 17 point effort.