Dec. 1, 2006
WORCESTER, Mass. - Freshman Elisabeth Egnell scored 14 points while Senior Kathrin Ress added 13 as the Boston College women's basketball team defeated Holy Cross 53-36 Friday at the Hart Center. With the loss the Crusaders drop to 3-5 overall as the Eagles improve to 6-2 on the season.
Boston College jumped out to a 10-3 lead in the first five minutes of the game. The Crusaders didn't put more than three points on the board until 13:24 when freshman Briana McFadden (Wheaton, Md.) made a layup followed by a jumper by Laura Aloisi (Nashua, N.H.) to give Holy Cross seven points. The score remained idle at 13-7 for the next several minutes until Kaitlin Foley (Albany, N.Y) hit a jumper to start a 7-4 run as the Crusaders took advantage of Boston College's four turnovers in that streak to come within one of the Eagles (17-16). Boston College retaliated with a 10-0 run to go ahead by 11 at the half, 27-16.
The Crusaders came into the second half running an even streak with the Eagles, 7-7, but Boston College held on to the lead that they gained in the first half (34-23). After going 5-0 Boston College increased the lead to 16. The Eagles were ahead by as much as 22 with less than four minutes left in the second half, 52-30 as they held on to win the game by 17, 53-36.
Foley scored 10 points for the Crusaders while freshman Bethany O'Dell (Lincoln, R.I.) had nine points making three of seven from the three-point range. Aloisi added six points, grabbed five boards and had three steals.
Holy Cross is back in action Monday when they take on Connecticut at 7:00 p.m. at the DCU center in Worcester, Mass.