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Georgia Pineau Leads Boston College Women’s Basketball to Victory on Her Senior Night

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BC is tied for 4th in the ACC and has won 5 straight games

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: JAN 20 Women’s Boston College at Notre Dame Photo by Jeffrey Brown/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

It wasn’t the smoothest game, but after heading into halftime tied at 27, the Boston College women’s basketball team defeated Miami tonight (BC’s senior night) by a score of 75-64. The Eagles are now 17-10 overall and 10-6 in the ACC, tied for fourth in the conference with 2 game to go before the tournament.

The Eagles started out today’s game struggling a bit, with lots of shots bouncing out of the basket and getting grabbed by Miami’s taller players. Both teams scored 10 points in the first quarter and 17 in the second, but Miami dominated the boards in the first half with 29 rebounds to BC’s 20.

The Eagles started to turn things up in the third quarter, going on some runs and finishing the period with a 2 point lead, before going off in the third and outscoring Miami 26-17 in the final 10 minutes of play. The Eagles also ended up improving their rebounding in the second half and ended the game with 44 rebounds to Miami’s 40.

Georgia Pineau, one of BC’s 3 seniors, was the offensive star tonight, scoring a season high 20 points and adding 8 rebounds. Fellow senior Emma Guy was also right up there with 17 points, while senior guard Taylor Ortlepp had 4 rebounds in 17 minutes of play for BC.

Outside of the seniors, sophomore Taylor Soule didn’t manage to pick up another double-double tonight, but she did score 16 points and nab 5 rebounds. Cameron Swartz was the defensive hero of the game, playing the aggressive style she’s known for and making 3 major steals. In fact, BC played aggressive defense across the board tonight, forcing 22 turnovers (and then scoring 26 points off of turnovers).

The Eagles have a challenge on their hands in their next game up as they head to Kentucky to face #5 Louisville, although the Cardinals only defeated BC by 11 points when they met earlier this winter.