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BC Women's Basketball Wins Regular Season Finale

Boston College closed out their 2014-2015 basketball season with a 49-47 win over Virginia Tech on Sunday afternoon. Freshman Center, Katie Quandt sealed the win in the last three seconds of the game with two completed foul shots. Before the ceremony the team honored their two seniors #20 Shayra Brown, and #32 Victoria Lesko.

Freshman center, #42 Katie Quandt
Freshman center, #42 Katie Quandt

As with most season finales, Boston College's win over Virginia Tech left fans wondering what next season would bring. With just three seconds left, freshman center Katie Quandt's two completed free throws gave Boston College a 49-47 victory over Virginia Tech. Kelly Hughes led the Eagles in scoring with 19 points. Additionally, Nicole Boudreau and Quadnt added 8 points. Emilee Daley and Boudreau each grabbed five boards for Boston College. Virginia Tech guard Rachel Camp contributed 13 points to the Hokies, while junior forward Taijah Campbell grabbed a game high of 12 rebounds.

Preceding the game there was a Senior Day ceremony honoring the seniors that were a part of the women's basketball program. The senior class includes guard Shayra Brown and forward Victoria Lesko.

The Eagles' starters were Ashley Kelsick, Hughes, Brown, Boudreau, and Quandt. The Hokies lineup included Kelsey Conyers, Vanessa Panousis, Dominique Powell, Camp, and Campbell.

The first half was a rough start for Boston College as the Eagles remained scoreless for the first six minutes. The Hokies continued to lead for the remainder of the half creating a 16-27 game by the half. In the first half Boston College shot at 33.3%, making no three point shots and attempting no foul shots. The Hokies shot at at 38.5%, made 3 of 10 in three point shots, and was 4 for 5 at the line.

In the first two minutes of the second half, Boston College responded with a 7-0 run, bringing the gap to four points. At 14:35, a three pointer by Hughes tied the Eagles with the Hokies, 31, for the first time. The second and final tie came with just 1:41 left. Again, Hughes tied the game at 47 with a jumper. With 3 seconds in regulation, Camp fouled Quandt, sending her to the line for two. Quandt completed both, sealing Boston College's final win of the season.

Boston College's field goal percentage rose by 14.7% in the second half. The Eagles shot 41.7% at the arch and made all four of their free throws in the final half. The Hokies had an overall 31.6% three point shooting percentage, and made 7 of their 9 free throws in the game.

The Eagles end this season with an overall record of 13 wins and 16 losses. In the Atlantic Coast Conference, Boston College secured five wins, but had 11 losses. As a result the Eagles will be the 12th seed in the ACC tournament this week. (One seed higher than predicted in the preseason polls.) The Eagles will take on Wake Forest this Wednesday for the first round of the tournament at the Greensboro Colosseum. Tip off is scheduled for 1pm.