Despite a hard fought game, the Boston College women’s basketball team dropped their final regular season game to Syracuse tonight, losing by a score of 92-75. The Eagles will finish the year with a 6-11 overall record and a 2-11 record in conference play.
The Eagles didn’t play a bad game tonight, but they just didn’t have the height to stop Syracuse on defense. The Orange are a tall team, and they completely dominated BC in the paint, shooting 52.5% overall. The Orange also used their height to their advantage on defense, blocking 6 shots and forcing 21 turnovers.
Syracuse ran away with this one in the second quarter, outscoring BC 23-15. The Eagles actually managed to fight back later in the game, but despite upping their own scoring, they couldn’t stop Syracuse from hitting the basket.
Fouls were also a huge problem for BC tonight. The Eagles were assessed 26 fouls overall and Cam Swartz, Makayla Dickens, Ally VanTimmeren and Jaelyn Batts all fouled out of the game.
On the plus side, BC continues to really show improvement from behind the 3 point arc. The Eagles made 13 3s tonight, with Dickens hitting 6 and Swartz netting 4. Taylor Soule also had a strong game, picking up a double-double with a game-leading 23 points and 12 rebounds.
The Eagles will enter the ACC Tournament at the bottom of the pack and will face a 3-11 Pitt team to determine who proceeds to the next round.