Boston College’s women’s basketball team went 9/10 for the second game in a row against a top 10 team tonight. north carolinaBC played a great game both offensively and defensively, shooting 45% from the floor and grabbing 42 rebounds despite the high pressure on the North Carolina State defense. The Eagles have been in the top 10 teams since 2010, 79-71.
The Eagles won the tipoff and took an early 2–0 lead, but North Carolina State soon took a 10–5 lead. Jojo Lacey’s pair of threes on him helped his BC catch up, and first media his timeout saw the game tied at 13. A quarter after his second bucket last.
North Carolina State picked up momentum in the second quarter, building an early 29-19 lead. But with another pair of threes by Taina Mair she helped BC get back into the game and she cut NC State’s lead to 29-27 with about four minutes remaining. The team returned to the basket trade from there, and he was tied at 35 at halftime.
The Eagles scored on three consecutive plays to start third at 41–35 and continued to dominate scoring as the quarter progressed. After Mare was fouled on his 3-point attempt, the Eagles were up 50-43 on him, and he led 50-43 in his timeouts against the media. North Carolina scored in the second half, but BC held on to the lead and he was 57-52 heading into the 4th quarter.
The teams resumed back-and-forth scoring in the fourth quarter as North Carolina State got inside one point early and fell just one or two points down for much of the first five minutes. And with 4:50 timeouts remaining, BC led 66-64. Another Jojo Lacey 3 with just minutes left helped BC gain a 76-69 lead, and a foul shot helped the Eagles build a 79-69 lead with just 29.3 seconds remaining . North Carolina State already had him one basket before the buzzer rang, but this ended with his 79-71 BC win.
Dontavia Wagoner was clear of his former team, leading all players with 23 points and adding 10 rebounds in double-doubles. Andrea Daly led all players with 11 boards, and Taina Mere had a double-double with 15 points and 10 assists.