Women's Basketball Falls on the Road to Boston College

Women's Basketball Falls on the Road to Boston College

Feb. 11, 2007

Final Stats

Chestnut Hill, Mass. – The University of Miami women’s basketball team dropped a 78-65 decision to Boston College on Sunday evening at Conte Forum to split the series with the Eagles for the third straight year. With the loss, the Hurricanes fall to 11-15 overall and 2-9 in the ACC, while the Eagles even their record to 12-12 overall and improve to 2-8 in the league.

The Hurricanes ran into foul trouble early in the opening half, getting called for four fouls within a two-minute span. The Eagles capitalized, using eight-straight Kathrin Hess points – including four free throws – over that time to take the 21-12 lead. Kindyll Dorsey’s fourth three-pointer extended Boston College’s lead to 11 points with 10:17 to go in the half, but Miami responded with an 11-2 run to cut their deficit to a basket, trailing 28-26. The Eagles outscored the Hurricanes 8-3 over the remainder of the opening stanza for the 36-29 halftime advantage.

Both teams connected on 12 field goals – including four three-pointers apiece – in the opening stanza, with BC taking the lead courtesy of converting 8 of 10 from the charity stripe, compared to a 1-for-4 mark from UM. The Hurricanes were also hampered by poor ball handling, turning the ball over 14 times in the half – almost matching their season average of 17.8 turnovers per game.

Early three-pointers from Renee Taylor (Harlem, N.Y.) and Maurita Reid (Queen, N.Y.) helped Miami tighten up the game as the Hurricanes trailed 36-34 with 19 minutes to go in the final half. Taylor’s fourth trey of the game got the `Canes within one, down 42-41, but that’s as close as the visitors would get as the Eagles scored six straight to open the game back up. Boston College would lead by as many as 16 points as Miami never managed to grab the lead in the game.

Taylor paced the Hurricanes will a team-high 17 points and five rebounds in 40 minutes of action, while freshman Charmaine Clark (Hinesville, Ga.) finished just shy of a double-double with 16 points and eight boards. Reid knocked down 14 points, including three three-pointers, while dishing out three assists, and junior Albrey Grimsley (Fort Pierce, Fla.) added five rebounds, four second-half points and three assists.

Dorsey led all scorers with 23 points, including seven three-pointers, while Ress added a double-double of 21 points and a career-high 16 rebounds. For the game, the Eagles connected on 20 of 24 free throw attempts (83.3 percent), while the Hurricanes converted nine of 12 from the charity stripe.

The University of Miami women’s basketball team returns to the hardwood on Thursday, February 15, versus Georgia Tech at the BankUnited Center at 7 p.m.