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Boston College Women's Basketball Demolished By Virginia Tech, 58-33

Reality check for the young Eagles.

Amy Blenk for BC Interruption

We know from their nonconference performance that the BC women's basketball team is many steps ahead of where they were this time last year, or any of the last four or five years. Not only did they easily handle the "lesser" teams on their schedule, they also performed well against two good nonconference foes, beating Purdue and playing a tight game against Oklahoma.

But as is the case in most sports, women's basketball in the ACC is a huge step up, and the big question going in to yesterday's ACC opener was whether BC was ready for the ACC gauntlet. As of yesterday, they still have a lot of work to do. BC suffered their heaviest defeat of the season, falling 58-33 to Virginia Tech and being held to just 8 points in the second half.

Kelly Hughes led the Eagles in their losing effort, scoring 11 of BC's 33 points. Ella Awobajo and Mariella Fasoula added 6 points each, while Awojabo also led the team with 7 rebounds.

Things started off pretty well for BC, as they traded runs with Virginia Tech and ended the first quarter on a 10-1 run to take a 15-13 lead after one. Things would quickly go downhill after that, however, with the Hokies riding a 13-2 run to take an 8 point lead into the half.

After halftime, BC went ice cold shooting, failing to make a second half field goal until there were just over 5 minutes remaining in the game, when Fasoula successfully hit a layup to bring BC to within 22. It was as close as they'd get the rest of the way.

In total, BC went 2 for 21 from the field in the second half. The Hokies shot 41.7% in the second half, certainly more than enough to bulldoze BC given the Eagles' offensive woes.

As tends to be the case in ACC play, the road doesn't get any easier for the Eagles. Their next game comes on Thursday night at #15 Florida State, the highest ranked team they will have faced so far. BC will be hoping for a better night shooting the ball if they're going to hang with the 'Noles.