The BC women’s basketball team earned their second ACC win of the season last night, defeating a struggling UNC team. The Eagles led for most of the game, and at one point led UNC by 23 points. Ultimately, BC would win by a score of 88-77.
The Eagles were led by Kelly Hughes, who scored a season high 24 points and matched her career record with 7 3-pointers. BC set a program record with 15 3-pointers - in addition to Hughes’ 7, Taylor Ortlepp scored 5 and Emilee Dailey made 3.
BC’s freshman class had an impressive game overall. Georgia Pineau led the Eagles with 11 rebounds, a career high. Taylor Ortlepp had her best game of the season, recording a career high 19 points, 5 3-pointers, and 6 field goals. Emma Guy earned her first double-double of the season with 11 points and 10 rebounds.
Despite a lot of good stuff from the offense, this BC team still has a lot to work on. They allowed 22 turnovers compared to UNC’s 10, the majority of which came from freshman. The Eagles also allowed UNC to go on a scoring streak late in the game, which has been a problem throughout the season and has contributed to a few losses.
The Eagles will face a much tougher team on Sunday when they face #17 Louisville.