After a close loss to top 10 Louisville earlier this week, the Boston College women’s basketball team pulled off an upset this afternoon, taking down Georgia Tech by a score of 55-48. The Yellow Jackets were 14-3 overall and 5-1 in the ACC before today, and had not lost a game at home until the Eagles took them down.
The Eagles took an early lead, going up 12-3 in the first 5 minutes of the game. The Yellow Jackets fought back, but BC still managed to take a 17-15 lead into the second quarter and a 31-25 lead into halftime. The Yellow Jackets staged a comeback attempt late in the game and outshot BC 12-11 in the final quarter, but it wasn’t enough to take the Eagles down.
BC was led by a game-leading 13 points from Taylor Soule, 11 points from Emma Guy, and 9 points from both Cameron Swartz and Makayla Dickens. Soule also led all players with 11 rebounds for a double-double.
Good defense and better shooting accuracy were the major keys for BC in this game. The Eagles pulled 33 defensive rebounds, picked up 10 steals, and made 3 blocks. The Eagles shot 42% overall, while Georgia Tech made just 26% of attempted field goals.
This is BC’s third ACC win of the season, meaning the team has matched last year’s ACC win total. Next week, BC will head back out on the road to take on Virginia Tech and Florida State.