Women's Basketball Drops Third Straight, 89-55 To Boston College
Jan. 4, 2009
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - The UMass women's basketball team played its final non-conference road game of the 2008-09 regular season, falling at Boston College, 89-55 on Sunday afternoon in Conte Forum. The Minutewomen are now 6-8 on the year, while the Eagles posted their third straight win to move to 11-3.
Senior Stefanie Gerardot's 16 points paced the UMass squad. She contributed six rebounds, as well. Sophomore Cerie Mosgrove followed with nine points on 3-for-4 shooting from three-point range, while freshman Kristina Danella and sophomore Teya Wright totaled eight points apiece. Wright led the squad in rebounding with eight on the afternoon.
After trailing by two at the 16:14 mark in the opening half, UMass managed just two field goals in the remainder of the period as BC outscored the Minutewomen, 38-11, during that stretch. The Eagles shot 50% from the field in the first half (21-of-42), while UMass went 4-for-23 (17.4%).
The Minutewomen's shooting improved to 11-for-29 in the second half (37.9%) to finish 28.8% for the game. However, the squad was unable to make up ground on Boston College as the Eagles shot 19-for-30 (63.3%) following the intermission and were 40-72 (55.6%) on the day.
BC led in points in the paint, 46-20, points off turnovers, 20-13, second chance points, 20-8, fast break points, 16-3 and bench points 21-19.
Mickel Picco's 27 points helped lead the Eagles to victory, while Stefanie Murphy had 17 points, completed her double-double with 12 rebounds and also dished six assists. Carolyn Swords chipped in with 10 points, seven boards and three blocks, while Ayla Brown was the fourth and final Boston College player to reach double figures with 10 points.
UMass will be back in action this Wednesday, January 7, 2009, when the squad will close out its nonconference schedule at home against NJIT in the Mullins Center at 7 p.m.