The Boston College Women’s basketball team picked up another high scoring victory today, defeating Siena by a score of 88-59. The Eagles were led by transfer Teya Sidberry, who was just shy of a double-double with 20 points and 9 rebounds.
Both teams game out of the gate with aggressive defense today, but BC built up an early 11-7 lead by allowing Siena to grab just a single rebound as of the first media timeout. Despite matching Siena’s defensive intensity, the Eagles also kept their fouling more under control than the Saints did. The Saints hit the foul limit with just under 3 minutes to go in the first quarter, although BC went just 5-for-8 from behind the line.
The Eagles took a 22-11 lead into the second quarter, but had a sloppy start to the period. BC started out with 2 fouls in under 20 seconds and didn’t score a basket for almost 3 minutes. Dontavia Waggoner broke the scoreless streak with 7:02 to go in the half, and also got fouled to make it a 3 point play. The Eagles still managed to maintain a double digit lead for much of the quarter, but Siena dominated the offense as time wound down and BC took a 34-27 lead into halftime.
BC quickly took back the double digit lead to start the third, going up 40-27 in the first 2 minutes. The Eagles continues to dominate, and took a 59-43 lead into the final quarter. Siena started to cut into BC’s lead early in the fourth, but a pair of 3s from T’Yana Todd helped BC get back up 67-51. With 4:22 in the game Andrea Daley put BC up by 20 points with a layup that made the score 73-53. BC continued to dominate as the period wound down, and won this one 88-59.