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Boston College Women’s Basketball Falls to #3 NC State

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

Much like their game against NC State earlier this season, the Boston College women’s basketball team had some strong periods today but ultimately couldn’t take down the #3 Wolfpack . The final score of today’s game was 76-57, but the Eagles were behind by just 4 points after the first quarter and were outscored by just 2 points in the fourth.

The Eagles struggled with shooting in general today, making just 29.9% of their field goals and shooting just 61.1% on free throws, despite usually being a nearly perfect team from behind the line. BC was out-rebounded 42-34, but dominated on offensive rebounds with 16 to NC State’s 8. Fouls do continue to be a problem for BC, but this wasn’t quite as bad today as it has been in recent games.

Despite struggling in areas that aren’t usually a problem, the Eagles did have some big bright spots: BC made 15 turnovers but forced NC State to make 20 (unfortunately BC was able to convert on turnovers less than the Wolfpack were). The Eagles also had an impressive 13 steals, led by Marnelle Garraud with 4.

Cameron Swartz and Taylor Soule led BC with 14 points each, and newcomer Ally VanTimmeren, who enrolled early due to the uncertainty of winter high school sports, picked up an impressive 10 points and 6 rebounds in her first game as an Eagle. Clara Ford led all players with 7 rebounds and added 7 points of her own.

The Eagles return to action on Thursday, when they’ll hope to pick up their first ACC win in a game against Notre Dame.