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Women's Basketball Struggles in Season Opener

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The Eagles fell to Hartford 65-56.

Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

The women's basketball team had a tough start to the season last night, falling to Hartford by 9 points. The Eagles defeated Hartford 62-28 when they played them last season.

BC was 44.9% on field goals and 31.6% on 3-pointers. The Eagles went 6 for 11 from the free throw line. The Eagles shot a couple air balls early in the game, but seemed to settle in a bit more in the second half.

BC showed the most strength in rebounding, matching Hartford with 35 rebounds apiece. The Eagles were stronger on defensive rebounds - they picked up 29 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive rebounds.

As expected, Mariella Fasoula and Kelly Hughes both looked solid, despite the fact that the team struggled overall. Fasoula, a sophomore, led the Eagles with 19 points and 9 field goals. She was also the leading point scorer overall in the game. Hughes led the Eagles with a trio of 3-pointers. She'll need to increase her 3-point percentage if BC wants to compete this season though.

Freshmen Emma Guy and Georgia Pineau also showed promise for the Eagles. They had 8 rebounds apiece to lead the team and Guy recorded 13 points.

Despite struggling last night, it is clear that this team has some impressive young talent.

The Eagles open the season at Conte on Monday against BU.