The Boston College women’s basketball team began the 2017-18 season today by earning a 65-42 victory over Bryant. The Eagles held the lead through the entire game and looked decent for a team that lost its top players this off season. Although there is certainly still work to do on defense and in terms of conditioning, the Eagles looked better on offense than expected.
The Eagles were led by sophomore Georgia Pineau, who showed significant improvement. Pineau scored 15 points, including the first basket of the game. Martina Mosetti and freshman Sydney Lowery each added 13 points for BC, while rookie Mimi Bolden-Morris scored 11.
Bolden-Morris and Lowery both looked great considering this was their first NCAA game, Bolden-Morris attempted 10 3-pointers in today’s game, and while she only made 3 of them fans can expect her accuracy to increase as she settles down. Most of her misses were due to putting too much force behind her shot, which was likely due to nerves and excitement. Bolden-Morris also led the Eagles with 9 rebounds and 3 steals. Lowery showed great athleticism on both offense and defense, and played consistently throughout the game.
Despite all the good things we saw today, the Eagles did end the game with 11 turnovers, which is troubling. Turnovers were a massive issue for this team last season, and 11 turnovers against a mediocre team is not what we want to see. If the Eagles want to keep winning, they’ll need to get turnovers under control quickly.
BC returns to action on Sunday to face Dartmouth in New Hampshire.