Dec. 20, 2012
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CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Junior Kristen Doherty recorded game highs with a season-best 19 points and 12 rebounds to lead Boston College to an 80-43 win over Vermont on Thursday night at Conte Forum.
The Eagles (6-5) outscored the Catamounts (3-9) 50-17 in the second half en route to the victory.
Doherty also totaled game highs in assists (6) and steals (4) to complement her second double-double of the season. Freshman Nicole Boudreau notched 13 points and a career-high eight rebounds, and junior Katie Zenevitch scored 12 points on 6-of-9 shooting.
Freshman Alexa Coulombe netted a career-high 11 points, and junior Shayra Brown chipped in with 11 points of her own on 5-of-7 shooting.
The Eagles utilized a 15-2 run over the second half's first four minutes to take a 45-28 lead. During the run, BC knocked down its first three three-point attempts of the half with Doherty, Shields, and Boudreau each connecting on shots from beyond the arc. BC scored 25 of the second half's first 30 points.
The Eagles shot 64 percent from the field in the second half while the Catamounts shot 24 percent in the period. Doherty recorded 13 points and eight rebounds after the break while Brown and senior Kerri Shields each scored nine points in the second twenty minutes.
BC opened the contest with an 8-3 lead just under three minutes into the game including a three-pointer from Boudreau. After a three-point play from UVM's Niki Taylor gave the Catamounts a 9-8 lead, BC went on a 9-0 run to capture a 17-9 edge with 9:04 remaining in the first half. During the run Doherty converted on a three-point play and Zenevitch capped the run with a basket.
Zenevitch went on to score six of BC's next eight points as the Eagles held a 25-16 lead at the 5:26 mark. Vermont then scored eight straight points before Boudreau snapped the run with a three, pushing BC's lead to 28-24 with just under three minutes left in the half. The two teams traded baskets down the stretch giving the Eagles a 30-26 advantage at halftime.
Boston College returns to play in its ACC opener at Florida State on Dec. 30 at 2:00 p.m.
Boston College honored the victims of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., with the team's coaches and staff wearing green and white ribbons and the team's players fashioning green shoelaces ... Katie Zenevitch scored in double-figures for the seventh time this year and the 25th time in her career ... Nicole Boudreau tallied double-digit points for the eighth time this season ... Kristen Doherty registered her fourth career double-double ... Alexa Coulombe scored in double-figures for the first time in her career ... Victoria Lesko made her season debut, playing nine minutes and scoring two points.