Feb. 18, 2008
Alex Montgomery tied her career-high with 26 points and grabbed six rebounds but it was not enough as the Georgia Tech women’s basketball team (19-7, 5-6 ACC) fell to Boston College (18-8, 6-5), 62-53, Monday night at the Slive O. Conte Forum.
“This is a very disappointing loss,” head coach MaChelle Joseph said. “I give BC all the credit. They made all the big shots tonight. Our freshmen carried us on the offensive end and that was great to see. We need to get more offense from our inside game. We will regroup and get ready for our game at Clemson next weekend.”
The Eagles scored the first seven points after the half and held the Yellow Jackets scoreless until Chioma Nnamaka knocked down a pair of free throws with 15:58 on the clock. Tech would storm back over the next 10 minutes, coming within one point of BC but Nnamaka missed a go-ahead three-pointer with 3:26 left on the clock and Tech would not get any closer the rest of the way.
The Jackets forced the Eagles into 23 turnovers but only shot 37.5 percent from the field to BC’s 56.4 percent.
Freshman Iasia Hemingway scored 10 points and had a career-best four steals for the Jackets. Junior Jacqua Williams added five points and five assists. Williams also matched her school-record 95 steals in a season with three against the Eagles.
Boston College was led by 6-6 freshman center Carolyn Swords, who scored 14 points. Jaclyn Thoman netted 13 points and was a perfect four-of-four from the field including three-of-three from beyond the arc.
BC opened the game on a 15-4 run capped by a lay-up from Swords. The Jackets were finally able to answer as Montgomery scored 12 of her points including a three-point field goal with a minute remaining to cut into the BC lead before the half. The Eagles held a 31-26 halftime advantage but Tech was able to force BC into 11 turnovers and limited the taller Eagle squad to only three second-chance points.
Tech will next take a road trip to Clemson on Sunday, Feb. 24 for the second meeting between the two teams this season. Tip-off at Littlejohn Coliseum on the ClemsonUniversity campus is slated for 2 p.m.
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