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Boston College Women’s Basketball Falls to Syracuse

Despite a handful of comeback attempts, BC fell short

NCAA Womens Basketball: ACC Tournament - Duke vs Boston College Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

The Boston College women’s basketball team couldn’t break through Syracuse’s strong play today, falling to the Orange by a score of 83-70. BC managed a few comeback attempts, shortening the lead to as little as 8 points in the second half, but were ultimately unable to overcome going down by as many as 19 points.

While BC is usually pretty accurate across the board on shooting and Syracuse has struggled a bit with that this season, the tables were flipped today. The Orange dominated pretty much across the board (although BC led in steals 14-8 and had only 10 turnovers to Syracuse’s 23). Syracuse shot an impressive 54.4% on field goals while BC, thanks in part to rushing due to Syracuse’s strong defense, shot at just 30.1%. The Eagles were also out-rebounded 43-35.

Despite Syracuse playing really aggressive defense and the fact that opposing teams focus a lot on Taylor Soule, Soule did have a strong game today with 20 points and 7 rebounds. Clara Ford, who has been a surprise standout for BC, picked up a double-double with 19 points and a game leading 12 rebounds. Cameron Swartz also scored in the double digits, with 15 points for BC. This was another game where it was very apparent that while BC has a lot of skill, they also have a short roster and a lot of young talent that hasn’t fully settled in offensively yet.

The Eagles have a break until Christmas Eve, when they’ll face Pitt on the road at 2 PM.