Nov. 30, 2005
Chestnut Hill, Mass. - Kindyll Dorsey scored a game-high 16 points to lead the Boston College women's basketball team to a 67-53 non-conference win over Holy Cross on Wednesday night at Conte Forum. Holy Cross falls to 2-3 on the season, while the Eagles improve to 6-1.
Junior center Kaitlin Foley and senior guard Shannon Bush led Holy Cross with 14 points a piece. Foley also grabbed six rebounds to lead the Crusaders. Senior guard Jessica Conte had nine points, three rebounds and two steals, while sophomore guard Laura Aloisi chipped in seven points and three assists.
Boston College led the first twenty minutes of the game and had a 29-23 lead at the break, after taking advantage of an 18-6 points-in-the-paint edge. Both teams were cold to start the game, as it took 2:29 before either team got on the board. The Eagles then scored seven straight points to go up 7-0 in the early going, but Holy Cross cut the lead to two after a Sarah Placek three-ball with 11:56 to go in the half. Just over three minutes later, a Jessica Conte trey tied the game at 14-14, but the deadlock was short-lived as BC answered with a 12-2 run over the next 5:17 to take a 25-16 lead with 3:21 left.
Holy Cross outscored the Eagles 7-4 over the next 1:54 cut the lead to six going into the break.
Boston College jumped out to a 37-25 lead in the first three minutes of the second stanza after opening the half on an 8-2 run. The Crusaders cut the lead to nine (45-36) after a Kaitlin Foley turnaround in the paint at the 11:00 mark, but the Eagles responded with a 14-3 run to take their largest lead of the game (20 points; 59-39) with 6:41 left.
Holy Cross cut the lead to 14 on two different occasions after that, but would not get any closer. The Crusaders shot .380 percent from the floor on the night, while the Eagles converted on .492 percent of their field goal attempts. BC also had a 40-27 rebounding advantage.
Kathrin Ress and Aja Parham both had 12 points for the Eagles, and Brooke Queenan added 10 points and a game-high 13 rebounds.
Holy Cross continues its road trip when it travels to Arizona State University for the Wells Fargo Holiday Classic this weekend. The Crusaders play Western Kentucky in the first round of the tournament on Friday night at 10:30 p.m. (EST) and will face either #13 Arizona State or Memphis in the second round on Saturday evening. Six of the Crusaders' next seven games are on the road.