After a tough loss to Hartford over the weekend, the women's basketball team earned their first win of the season against BU last night. The Eagles earned a 67-49 victory and were ahead for the entire game, despite allowing BU to stage a few comebacks.
As expected, BC was led by Mariella Fasoula and Kelly Hughes. Much of the strategy so far this season seems to be "get the ball to Fasoula" which is understandable, but won't lead to wins against top teams.
Fasoula and Hughes each had 21 points in the game, accounting for nearly two thirds of BC's points between the two of them. Hughes earned 12 points off of her four 3-pointers, and she is now the leading 3-point scorer in program history with 254. She overtook former teammate Nicole Boudreau.
Hughes left the game late in the third after being knocked down and slow to get up. After the game, Coach Johnson said that Hughes just had "a bit of whiplash" and will be fine.
Although the Eagles managed to pull out a win and really dominated the 4th quarter, they do have some work to do. There were number of defensive breakdowns that allowed BU to get wide open shots. BC has also struggled to be consistent in their offense, going long stretches without scoring, particularly in the 2nd quarters of both games they have played thus far.
A lot of the problems this team has shown so far can be fixed with practice and a boost of confidence, and I do think they looked better against BU than they did against Hartford.
BC's next game is at Seton Hall on November 17th at 7 PM.