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Boston College Women’s Basketball Defeats Bryant, Falls to Minnesota

The Eagles are now 8-2 and have more wins than they did all last year

Michelle Jay

The Boston College women’s basketball team went 1-1 this week, defeating Bryant 83-46 on Thursday before falling to Minnesota 77-69 this afternoon. The Eagles now have 8 wins this season, more than they had the entirety of last year.

The Eagles dominated across the board on Thursday night, grabbing 47 rebounds to Bryant’s 37, 18 steals to Bryant’s 9, and forcing 27 Bulldog turnovers. BC led for the entire game after scoring 17 seconds into the first quarter. Taylor Ortlepp and Milan Bolden-Morris led BC on offense with 15 points each, and Ortlepp also led all players with 6 steals. Makayla Dickens was also a force on offense, adding 11 points and 7 assists to BC’s total. Georgia Pineau led BC with 8 rebounds in the game.

On Sunday, the Eagles fought hard and had a particularly strong third quarter but they were unable to defeat the Golden Gophers. The Eagles were out-rebounded 43-35 and shot just 38.1% for field goals and 36.4% specifically for 3-pointers. However, BC had 9 steals to Minnesota’s 6 and made 81.3% of free throws while Minnesota made just 74.1%. Taylor Ortlepp led BC on offense for the second game this week, scoring a season high 25 points which included 6 3-pointers. Georgia Pineau and Emma Guy added 12 points each, and Pineau also had a team high 7 rebounds.

BC returns to action at Conte next Sunday at 4 to face Boston University.