Women's Basketball ACCtion: Saturday, December 1
Dec. 2, 2007
EVANSTON, Ill. - The Boston College women's basketball team captured the Mildred and Roger L. White Invitational with a 73-66 victory over host Northwestern on Saturday afternoon. The Eagles improved to 5-2, and will host Holy Cross on Tuesday, Dec. 4 (7 p.m. at Conte Forum.)
Boston College was led by freshman Stefanie Murphy with 17 points and 16 rebounds, while freshman Carolyn Swords notched 16 points and nine rebounds. BC sophomore guard Mickel Picco and senior point guard Victoria Jones also reached double-figures in the win. Picco shot 3-for-5 from the three-point arc and finished with 15 points, while Victoria Jones notched a career-high 11 points and went 9-for-10 from the foul line.
The Eagles led from start to finish. Boston College took a 16-4 lead in the first half as Swords and Murphy combined for nine points. Northwestern cut into the lead by hitting four three-pointers and BC held a slim eight point halftime lead, 38-30.
PHILADELPHIA - The first true road game of the year for NC State proved to be a true test for the Wolfpack. Shayla Fields was instrumental in architecting a 57-52 win over Temple on Saturday afternoon at Liacouras Center.
Fields went 4-for-4 from the free throw line in the final 16 seconds and scored a season-high 19 points in all to lead NC State (8-1) to its sixth win in a row. The junior guard also handed out six assists, had four steals and blocked two shots.
Sharnise Beal added 10 points off the bench for the Pack.
Ashley Morris led all scorers with 28 points for Temple (3-5).
The final two minutes turned into a nail biter. Fields and Morris traded late 3-pointers to leave the Pack up by one, 53-52 with 1:59 remaining.