The Boston College women’s basketball team improved to 3-0 to start the season after defeating Holy Cross by a score of 89-63 today. This is a big improvement for BC, who beat Holy Cross by just 9 points last season.
BC’s victory was earned in no small part thanks to 3 point shots. Eagles rookies Makayla Dickens and Marnelle Garraud in particular shone from behind the 3 point line, each with 5 3-pointers in the game. Dickens and Garraud also led the team in scoring with 19 points each, while Dickens recorded a team high 6 rebounds for BC.
The Eagles saw their shooting accuracy improve a bit overall in today’s game, which is a good sign, as that has been the team’s biggest weakness so far. BC continued the trend of dominating rebounding, grabbing 41 rebounds to Holy Cross’s 22.
This was an important win for the Eagles, because the entered the second quarter losing and staged a comeback that allowed them to completely run away with the game. As competition gets harder, this resilience is going to be necessary to compete.