BC Women's Basketball player gets ready to pass as a Wake Forest player blocks her.
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Poor Shooting Hurts Women's Basketball in Loss to Wake Forest

The Boston College women’s basketball team (5-5, 1-5 ACC) fell to .500 on the season after Sunday afternoon’s road loss to Wake Forest. The Eagles were taken down in a 20 point loss, 68-48.

While BC opened strong on an 11-5 run in the first quarter, that was just about the only time they looked this good for the rest of the game. After Wake Forest closed the quarter on an 11-0 run, the Eagles had all but fallen out of the contest.

Facing a series of recent losses during the grueling ACC schedule this season, last week’s win over Notre Dame looked to be a turning point for Boston College. The Eagles are currently 1-5 in conference play with that win. 

The remaining four wins this year have come against non-conference opponents.

Despite the possible momentum from last week’s win, Wake Forest was able to take over early in the game. Wake Forest was on a 31-6 run going into halftime and held a 19 point lead over the Eagles.

Taylor Soule getting into early foul trouble put her on the bench, which allowed the Demon Deacons to expose BC on both ends of the court.

It didn’t help that the Eagles shot 25% from the field in the first half, including going 1-11 from behind the arc.

Boston College upped its offense in the second half, shooting 53% and 42% from the field in the third and fourth quarters, respectively. It wasn’t enough to retake the lead, however, with Wake Forest keeping pace.

Wake Forest didn’t play a particularly stellar offensive game, shooting 50% from the field and 27% from three. However, BC’s spread of 37/18/67 shooting lost the game.

Makayla Dickens led for the Eagles with 14 points, three rebounds, and three assists. Cameron Swartz added 11 points and five rebounds of her own.

The Eagles will look to regain a winning record as their tough ACC season pushes on. They are on the road once again as they take on Louisville on Thursday, January 14 at 8 p.m.

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