The Boston College women’s basketball team looked lost in their first away game of the season, losing to Holy Cross by a score of 80-71. This is BC’s 10th loss to Holy Cross in program history (the Eagles have won 29 times). The Eagles played without Taylor Ortlepp for the second game in a row, and Taylor Soule left today’s game with a lower body injury.
Right out of the gate the Eagles looked frazzled, and BC did not score a field goal for 6 and a half straight minutes to start the game. The Eagles looked slightly better as the game went on, but were unable to sustain any momentum. Throughout the game, BC players consistently overshot anything that wasn’t a layup, and the Eagles got into foul trouble early, ending the game with 33 personal fouls.
The Eagles went 10 for 18 on free throws, 7 for 22 on three pointers, and shot at 38.6% overall. BC was out-rebounded 58-41 and made 16 turnovers.
The Eagles did continue to show that when they score, they have scoring depth, with 21 points coming from bench players, and they had a respectable 4 blocks and 4 steals in the game.
Milan Bolden-Morris continued to show that she is one of the strongest players on the team, leading all BC players with 17 points, including 4 three pointers. Bolden-Morris also led all players in the game with 3 steals. Makayla Dickens and Marnelle Garraud led the team with 7 rebounds each.
Away game competition is only going to get more difficult, so hopefully the coaching staff can figure out what went wrong early in the game to make the players come out so tentatively, because otherwise ACC competition is going to be really rough.