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BC Women’s Basketball Cruises Past Lowly Pittsburgh 70-59

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The Eagles started slow, but outclassed the Panthers

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

It’s always nice to see Boston College Women’s Basketball able to totally outclass an ACC opponent, regardless of that opponent’s record, and that’s exactly what the Eagles did on Thursday night against the last place Pittsburgh Panthers. BC started out a bit slow, but gradually pulled further and further away en route to a blowout 70-59 victory.

Pittsburgh took a small lead in the first quarter, leading by as much as four with a 12-8 score, but it was just a matter of time before BC’s superior talent won out. The game turned around on back-to-back Cameron Swartz three pointers to jump the Eagles ahead to a 14-12 lead at the very end and very beginning of the 1st and 2nd quarters respectively, and from there BC slowly and steadily built the lead.

BC was ahead 27-21 at the half, but the third quarter was as dominant as they come and really ended this one early. The Eagles put up a whopping 23 points in the penultimate ten minutes and kept Pittsburgh scoreless for over five consecutive minutes to built their lead to 50-33, and it was just clock-killing time from there on the way to the 70-59 final.

Taylor Soule paced the Eagles with 22 points and finished with a double-double, with Georgia Pineau leading the bench scorers for BC with 11. The victory extended BC’s program record to 9 ACC wins with three more to play before the ACC tournament, with the Eagles having a real chance to get into double digits this weekend against Miami on Sunday for Senior Day.