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Boston College Women’s Basketball Bounces Back, Defeats URI

The Eagles are undefeated at Conte this season

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: JAN 14 Women’s - Boston College at Notre Dame Photo by Jeffrey Brown/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

After a pair of surprising losses on the road last week, the Boston College women’s basketball team got back into the swing of things tonight, defeating URI at Conte Forum by a score of 66-55.

The Eagles won by dominating scoring in the first half, outscoring the Rams 19-6 in the first quarter and 20-17 in the second quarter. The Rams outscored the Eagles in both the third and fourth quarters, but not by enough to catch up. Boston College head coach Joanna Bernabei-McNamee described it as “as game of highs and lows” for the Eagles.

The Eagles were led by Georgia Pineau, who picked up 13 points, 2 blocks, and 7 rebounds, despite the fact that she is still under the weather. Three other BC players also scored in the double digits tonight: Makayla Dickens had 11 points and Marnelle Garraud and Cameron Swartz each added 10. Freshman Jaelyn Batts, who received her first start tonight, led the Eagles with 8 rebounds.

Up next, the Eagle take on Virginia Commonwealth University at Conte on Sunday before heading to Puerto Rico next week for the Puerto Rico Clasico.