Yesterday, the Boston College women’s basketball team fell to the Minnesota Golden Gophers by a score of 78-68. The Eagles were without Georgia Pineau, one of their better players, for the game. Considering the fact that Minnesota previously averaged 99 points per game, this was a better outcome than most expected for BC... but a loss is still a loss.
The Eagles were led by freshmen Mimi Bolden-Morris and Sydney Lowery, both of whom show a lot of promise. Lowery led the team with 19 points and Bolden-Morris added 14, including a trio of 3s. Katie Quandt, who recieved a rare start yesterday, led BC in rebounds with 8. Rebounding is not usually one of this team’s biggest problems, but Minnesota really outplayed the Eagles in that regard with 54 rebounds to BC’s 30.
As always, turnovers were a deciding factor in BC’s loss. The Golden Gophers scored 17 points off of turnovers, meaning BC essentially handed them the win. It remains concerning that something that has been such a long term problem area for this team is still unresolved. Minnesota also destroyed BC in second chance points, with 19 to BC’s 2. While Lowery and Bolden-Morris have given fans some hope, it seems clear that this is going to be yet another rough year for the Eagles and that something needs to change.