Women's Basketball ACCtion: Wednesday, December 8

Dec. 8, 2010

No. 25 Boston College Downs Holy Cross, 98-64

In its first game since being ranked by the Coaches Poll this week, No. 25 Boston College defeated Holy Cross, 98-64, at the Hart Center on the campus of Holy Cross. The Eagles improved to 9-0 on the season, while the Crusaders are now 4-5.

Sophomore Kerri Shields led the Eagles with a career-high 25 points, while shooting 7-for-9 from the three-point line. The seven three's match her career-high which she achieved against BU in the Eagles first victory of the season.

Seniors Jaclyn Thoman had 15 points, four assists and grabbed a career-high of five steals. Senior forward Stefanie Murphy notched her fourth consecutive double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds, while senior center Carolyn Swords had 12 points, three blocks and three steals.

Boston College shot 58 percent from the floor and held a 52-34 lead at the half. Shields led BC as she shot 5-for-6 from the three-point line for 17 first half points. Swords shot 4-for-5 for 10 points, three blocks and two steals.

No. 12 Carolina Pulls Away From ETSU, 87-47

Italee Lucas scored 13 points to lead four players in double figures and No. 12 North Carolina used a big second half to surge past East Tennessee State 87-47 Wednesday night.

Jessica Breland added 11 points and nine rebounds and Tierra Ruffin-Pratt 11 points for the Tar Heels (9-0). Krista Gross added a career-high 10 points.

Junior guard Natalie Pickwell had a career-high 21 and Destiny Mitchell 10 points for the Bucs (2-5), who have lost five straight. UNC has won all 12 meetings with ETSU.

The Tar Heels shot 46 percent and won the rebound margin 53-39 and forced 31 turnovers.

UNC led 39-26 at halftime. Pickwell, who came into the game averaging eight points, had 16 points at the break, going 4-for-8 on 3-pointers.