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Boston College Women’s Basketball Falls to Duke in ACC Opener

The Eagles put up a good fight, but couldn’t pull off a win

NCAA Womens Basketball: Notre Dame at Boston College Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

The Boston College women’s basketball team dropped to 5-5 today with a loss to Duke, falling to the Blue Devils by a score of 85-73.

The Eagles played pretty well today, they were just slightly outplayed by Duke. The Eagles competed on rebounds and while they had a lot of turnovers (19), Duke had more (25). The one area where BC really struggled and where the game really was lost was shooting accuracy - Duke shot 50% overall for field goals and for 3-pointers, while BC shot 35.7% overall and 21.9% from behind the arc.

The Eagles were largely led by their younger players, which bodes well moving forward as Coach MacNamee continues to bring in highly regarded recruiting classes. Sophomore Taylor Soule led the Eagles with 22 points and 9 rebounds. Soule also went 12 for 14 on free throws. Sophomore Makayla Dickens added 16 points (including 4 3-pointers) for the Eagles, and sophomore Marnelle Garraud picked up 11 points.

The Eagles return to Boston next week to face BU “on the road.”