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Boston College Women’s Basketball Struggles in ACC Opener

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The Eagles were unable to get much of a foothold against Georgia Tech

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: MAR 07 ACC Women’s Tournament - NC State v Boston College Photo by William Howard/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Boston College women’s basketball team opened ACC play on a tough note this season, dropping this morning’s game against Georgia Tech by a score of 86-68. The Eagles opened the game with a 3 pointer from Makayla Dickens, but Georgia Tech took off from there. The Yellow Jackets led by as much as 34 points throughout the game, and while BC fought back and outscored Tech 23-12 in the final quarter, it wasn’t enough to make a real dent in the lead.

Georgia Tech was just really offensively strong in today’s game, making 51.7 % of their field goals and downing 10 3-pointers. The Eagles outshout the Yellow Jackets 65-60, stayed pretty even with rebound (32 to Tech’s 33), and went 7-8 on free throws. Where BC struggled was fouling (allowing Georgia Tech to take 20 free throws), turnovers (17), and just generally falling victim to Georgia Tech’s defense - the Yellow Jackets managed 12 steals during the game.

Taylor Soule and Makayla Dickens led the offense for BC with 19 and 16 points respectively. Dickens also led the team with 7 rebounds. Cam Swartz’s 14 points and Clara Ford’s 9 points and 6 rebounds were also decent showings for the Eagles. Kaylah Ivey and Jaelyn Batts, who both had stellar showings against UMass Lowell, were held to 0 points each, although Batts did grab 4 rebounds and make 1 steal.

The Eagles next opponent is NC State, which will be a big test of their resilience and ability to learn from their mistakes - NC State was ranked 2nd in the ACC preseason poll.