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Women's Basketball Falls Short Against Virginia, 69-58

Shayra Brown had a career-high 25 points in the loss.

Shayra Brown had a career-high 25 points in the loss.

Jan. 21, 2012

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Charlottesville, VA - The Boston College women's basketball team fell to ACC foe Virginia, 69-58, on Thursday night at the John Paul Jones Arena. BC is now 5-14 overall and 0-6 in the ACC. Virginia improved to 15-6 and 4-2 in the conference.

Sophomore Shayra Brown led BC with a career-high 25 points and grabbed six rebounds while Kristen Doherty nine points, four rebounds and three assists in the loss. UVA was led by Ataira Franklin with 22 points.

The Eagles struggled to come back from a late 13-3 second half run by UVA. In the run, Boston College committed five turnovers and finished the game with 22.

BC tied the game at 50-50 with 9:49 to play after a backdoor pass from Kerri Shields to Shayra Brown. Brown completed the traditional three-point play to tie the game. The Eagles went up when Brown hit a driving layup but two foul shots by Chelsea Shine started the Cavaliers offensive run.

In the first half, the Cavaliers opened the game on a 6-0 run as the Eagles turned the ball over three times in the first two minutes. BC recovered and put together a run as Brown gave the Eagles a 13-12 lead with 13:19 to play. The Eagles built an eight point lead when Deidra Smith hit a layup inside with under six minutes left in the half.

Virginia would make a run and hold BC to three points in the final three minutes of the half. BC held a 32-31 lead going into the locker room.

BC shot 48.9 percent from the floor but lost the battle of the boards, 33-32. UVA shot just 38 percent from the floor but had 10 steals and 17 assists as a team.

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