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Boston College Women’s Basketball Loses Close Game to Northwestern

The Eagles played well, but weren’t able to come away with a win

NCAA Womens Basketball: Boston College at Notre Dame Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

The Boston College women’s basketball team lost what was a close game from start to finish to Northwestern tonight, losing by just 3 points with a final score of 66-63.

The Eagles and Wildcats were fairly evenly matched throughout - the scoring was 18-14 Northwestern in the first quarter, 16—16 in the second quarter, 12-11 Northwestern in the third quarter, and 22-20 BC in the fourth quarter. The Eagles made 40.9% of their field goals, while the Wildcats made 37.7%.

Milan Bolden-Morris led the Eagles with 14 points, including 4 3-pointers. Emma Guy added 13 points for BC, and Cameron Swartz put up 11. Northwestern’s Lindsey Pulliam led all players with 25 points.

The Eagles were particularly dominant in rebounds tonight, grabbing 53 themselves and limiting Northwestern to 29. Taylor Soule led all players in the game with 10, and 6 BC players had at least 5 rebounds.

Where BC lost this game was on fouls and turnovers. Northwestern got to take 22 free throws off 11 of BC’s 20 fouls, while BC took just 5 free throws the entire game and made only 2. The Eagles also made 21 turnovers, which led to 14 points off turnovers for the Wildcats.