Kelly Hughes was untouchable on Thursday night, when she scored 32 points in the Boston College's win over the Demon Deacons. The Eagles tallied their third ACC win after a 75-74 victory over Wake Forest. Wake Forest forward Dearica Hamby also scored a career high with 36 points, followed by her teammate Amber Campbell with 20.
The starters for Boston College included Ashley Kelsick, Martina Mosetti, Emilee Daley, Kelly Hughes, and Katie Quandt. Hamby and Campbell were among the Wake Forest starters, in addition to Kelila Atkinson (g), Ataijah Taylor (g), and Milan Quinn (f).
BC led early with a 9-6 advantage by the first media timeout, and by halftime the score was 36-32. Wake Forest's field goal percentage was slightly higher than BC's due to one fewer attempted shot. The Eagles were 37.5% for three-point shooting and were 2 for 4 at the foul line.
Within the first two minutes back, Hamby and Campbell each scored 2, bringing Wake Forest to a leveled playing field. It remained fairly even until Wake Forest was able to take a five-point lead with 3:57 remaining. The Eagles responded with a quick comeback.
Boston College may have led the game for 23:53, but it still came down to the final minutes. At the 1:36 mark, Nicole Boudreau scored the last points with two completed free throws. A buzzer beating block by Karima Gabriel is what confirmed the win.
The Eagles had a 42.4 field goal percentage for the game, in addition to 32.3% three-point completion rate. Boston College went to the line 14 times and made 9 of those shots. The Deacs ended the match completing 49.1% shots in the paint, and 36.4% at the arch. Wake went to the line twenty-three times, due to BC's 22 personal fouls, and was 60.9% there.
Boston College's record is now 11-13, 3-8. The Eagles are currently ranked No. 12 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. There are only four more games left (two home, two away) until the regular season is over.
The Eagles will host North Carolina State on Sunday at 2pm.