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Foul Trouble and Turnovers Lead to Boston College Women’s Basketball Loss at Wake Forest

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: JAN 05 Women’s Boston College at Pitt Photo by Michael Longo/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

After jumping out to an early lead today, the Boston College women’s basketball team fell to Wake Forest by a score of 68-48, thanks in no small part to foul trouble and 18 turnovers. The Eagles were assessed 23 fouls during the game, and Taylor Soule sat out a decent chunk of the first half after getting 2 fouls midway through the first quarter. Soule and Jojo Lacey would both end up fouling out of the game.

Wake Forest outplayed BC in general, but this could have been alleviated at least some if Soule hadn’t gotten into foul trouble so early. Wake Forest shot an impressive 50% and out-rebounded BC 40-25, and more playing time for Soule (who saw just 16 minutes on the court) certainly could have helped to close those gaps.

Makayla Dickens led BC in scoring today with 14 points, and Cam Swartz and Ally VanTimmeren each picked up 5 rebounds for the Eagles.

This was another in a series of frustrating losses, where foul trouble and turnovers have continuously been issues for BC. Soule in particular has to figure out how to continue to play aggressively without getting into foul trouble game after game. The Eagles also need to work on finding the balance between taking quick shots to keep the pace of the game up and rushing into not-so-smart shooting attempts.