After a strong win over Bryant earlier in the week, the Boston College women’s basketball team dropped a winnable game to Dartmouth yesterday. Despite an impressive 16 point fourth quarter attempted comeback from freshman Mimi Bolden-Morris, the Eagles fell to Dartmouth by a final score of 68-57.
In a change from last year, yesterday’s game saw BC struggling early only to mount a comeback late. The Eagles entered the final quarter down by 21 points before Bolden-Morris’ trio of 3 pointers got their offense started.
Bolden-Morris was the bright spot for a struggling BC team, but the Eagles also had consistent play from Aussie sophomores Taylor Ortlepp and Georgia Pineau. Pineau scored 12 points and let the team with 8 rebounds and Ortlepp added 11 points to BC’s total.
The things that kept BC from winning were the same problems that we have been seeing from this team in recent seasons: messy defense and too many turnovers. Although Dartmouth only scored 7 points off of turnovers, the 14 turnovers allowed were too many. The Eagles also have yet to find someone to make up for the loss of Mariella Fasoula and Kelly Hughes on offense, although Bolden-Morris does seem to be making strides in that direction.
The Eagles return to action on Thursday as they come back to Conte to face a Fordham team that beat them by 7 points last year.