The Boston College women’s basketball team picked up a much needed win today, earning a 49-43 victory over Georgia Tech. The Yellow Jackets were 3rd in the ACC coming into tonight’s game, while BC has struggled in conference play and had only managed 1 ACC win prior to this afternoon.
This was a fairly evenly matched game across the board until the fourth quarter. The Eagles took a 5 point lead into halftime, only to be down by 4 heading into the final quarter of play. Both teams struggled to hit the basket early in the fourth, but the Eagles played extremely strong on defense and managed to hold Georgia Tech to just 2 points for the entire quarter, while eventually picking up offensively and grabbing 12 points of their own.
Cam Swartz was the dominating force behind BC’s victory. She led all players with 23 points, grabbed 7 rebounds (all on defense) and recorded 1 block and 1 steal. Taylor Soule and Ally VanTimmeren also added 7 rebounds each to BC’s total, and Soule scored 13 points of her own. All in all, Swartz and Soule made up 73% of BC’s scoring and accounted for 36% of all points in the game.
Freshman Kaylah Ivey only managed to make 1 basket, but her 4 assists helped to set up some big BC plays. Similarly, VanTimmeren’s numbers on the stats sheet may not stand out, but she used her height and aggressiveness super effectively on defense in her first game back from COVID protocols.
This win was BC’s last home game of the season, and today’s game was the team’s new Black History Month game. We recommend checking out the team’s Twitter account to see the profiles each player recorded on a Black icon of their own choosing!
BC’s final regular season game this year will be at Syracuse. The Orange are currently 4th in the ACC, but are coming off of a loss, two postponed games, and another loss. So the Eagles have a good chance to carry their momentum over and end the season on a high note.