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Boston College Women’s Basketball Closes Regular Season With Victory at Syracuse

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The Eagles eeked out a victory in a back and forth game

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The Boston College women’s basketball team finished the regular season with a win today, defeating Syracuse by a score of 88-81. The Eagle will finish with far and away their best ACC season ever at 11-7, and their first winning record in years with an 18-11 overall record. Next up, BC will compete in the ACC Tournament which begins this coming week.

The Eagles took a 3 point lead into the second quarter of today’s game, but Syracuse made up the difference and the teams went into halftime tied at 45. The score would remain tied for the majority of the third quarter as both teams traded points - both the Eagles and the Orange scored 19 points in the third. Things went back and forth again for the beginning of the final period of play, but BC was able to build up a bit of a lead late to secure the 7 point win.

The teams were fairly evenly matched in today’s game, with BC shooting at 46% and Syracuse shooting at 48%, both teams grabbing 37 rebounds, and the Eagles committing 12 turnovers while Syracuse had 13.

Makayla Dickens was the star in the first half, but Taylor Soule took over for BC in the second, ending the game with 26 points and 8 rebounds. Dickens ended up with 12 points, 6 rebounds, and 9 assists, and Marnelle Garraud (11), Taylor Ortlepp (18), and Cameron Swartz (10) all also scored in the double digits.