Hurricanes Fall To No. 24 Boston College, 79-61
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) – Becky Gottstein and Jessalyn Deveny each scored 20points as No. 24 Boston College defeated Miami 79-61 Wednesday night.
The Eagles (11-3, 3-0 Big East) extended their winning streak to five whileruining the Hurricanes’ opener at their new on-campus Convocation Center. Miamihad won eight in a row.
Tamara James scored 17 points to lead the Hurricanes (11-4, 3-1), who weresloppy early on, shooting airballs, throwing errant passes and committing 13first-half turnovers. The ‘Canes were unable to take advantage of BostonCollege’s season-high 25 turnovers and were outrebounded 46-30.
Behind Yalonda McCormick, who scored 10 points, Miami cut into the Eagles’21-point halftime lead with runs of 8-3 and 9-2. But Deveny made a jumper andtwo free throws as part of a 10-2 run to put Boston College up by 19 with 4:32remaining.
The Eagles took advantage of second- and third-chance opportunitiesthroughout the game, grabbing 18 offensive rebounds.
Boston College jumped to a 13-0 lead before Chanivia Broussard hit Miami’sfirst field goal 5:14 into the game. Gottstein scored 12 in the first half on5-of-9 shooting. The Eagles shot 53 percent from the field and 86 percent fromthe line and ended the half with a 16-8 run to go ahead 45-24.
The Hurricanes shot 39 percent on the way to their lowest first-half outputthis season.