The Boston College women’s basketball team gave fans an exciting game this evening, taking UNH to overtime after falling behind in the second quarter. The Eagles came away with a 64-55 victory against the Wildcats and improved to 5-6 overall.
The Eagles’ comeback was led by freshman Mimi Bolden-Morris, who opened the 4th quarter with a pair of 3s. Bolden-Morris led BC with 18 total points, 4 of which were 3 pointers. Bolden-Morris also added 8 rebounds for the Eagles. Sophomores Georgia Pineau and Taylor Ortlepp also continued to make a big impact for BC. Pineau picked up her third double-double of the season (10 points and a team-leading 12 rebounds), while Ortlepp was second on the team with 15 points.
Despite the victory, the Eagles still struggled in the usual areas. They committed 17 turnovers, which resulted in 17 points for UNH. The Eagles also allowed the Wildcats to score 10 second chance points but picked up only 3 of their own.
Despite the fact that a comeback win shows a lot of heart, this (unfortunately) should not be a victory that makes fans think things are turning around. Last time BC played UNH (2015-16), the Eagles easily won by 20 points. In the 2013-14 season, BC held the Wildcats to only 40 points. There have been a few close games between the 2 teams during Johnson’s tenure as head coach, but prior to that the Eagles consistently dominated UNH. Even having to go into overtime should be a concern for a program that used to be able to compete with UConn.