Friars' Rally Falls Short At Boston College, 57-53

Dec. 10, 2016

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CHESTNUT HILL, MASS. - The Providence College women's basketball team fell to Boston College, 57-53, on Dec. 10 at Conte Forum in Chestnut Hill, Mass. Junior Allegra Botteghi (Bologna, Italy) paced the Friars with a season-high 16 points and added a team-high six rebounds.

The Friars found themselves trailing 22-7 after the opening 10 minutes of play, but responded by outscoring the Eagles 35-20 during the second and third quarters.

Providence trailed by as many as 20 points (27-7) with 6:27 remaining in the second quarter. The two teams traded baskets for the next 2:25 before Providence went on an 11-0 run to get within seven (33-26) with 53 seconds left. Boston College's Kailey Edwards hit a jumper with two seconds left on the clock and the Eagles took a nine-point advantage into halftime (35-26).

The Friars opened the third quarter with an 8-0 run to cut the Eagles' lead to one (35-34). Boston College recorded its first bucket of the quarter at the 6:04 mark to stop the bleeding, but Botteghi nailed a three-pointer at the other end to tie the game, 37-37, with 5:48 on the clock. Just over a minute later, the Eagles answered with a three to regain the lead (40-37), but Jovana `Yoyo' Nogic (Lisbon, Portugal) knifed her way through the lane to get the Friars within one (40-39).

With 1:39 remaining in the third, Emma Guy put Boston College back ahead by three (42-39), but PC's Clara Che (Valencia, Spain) knocked down a baseline three-pointer as time expired to tie the game, 42-42, setting up the final 10 minutes of play.

Providence took its first lead of the game with 7:30 remaining on the clock as Nogic drilled a three from the wing. Boston College regained the lead just under a minute later as the Eagles fed Mariella Fasoula in the paint for a lay-in. The Friars answered quickly as Maddie Jolin (Rehoboth, Mass.) took the ball to the rim for an easy two, giving Providence at one-point edge (47-46) with 6:28 to play.

From there, the Eagles went on a 7-0 run, which extended to a 10-2 run with 1:52 to play, giving Boston College a 56-49 lead. Providence cut the deficit to three (56-53) with 39 seconds to play, but it was as close as the Friars would get.

Nogic joined Botteghi in double figures with 10 points. She also added five boards, two assists and three steals. Che and Jolin added nine points apiece for the Friars.

Fasoula paced Boston College with 18 points and chipped in six rebounds. Kelly Hughes notched 15 points, while Edwards finished the day with 12 points. Martina Mosetti dished a game-high seven assists.

Boston College took advantage of its size early on, outscoring the Friars 14-2 in the paint during the opening 10 minutes of play. The Eagles finished with a 32-18 advantage in scoring inside the paint overall.

The Friars return to action on Wednesday, Dec. 21 against Monmouth. The game will be played in West Long Branch, N.J. and is scheduled to tip-off at 7:00 p.m.




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