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Pitt Women’s Basketball Struggles in 3rd Quarter, Falls to Boston College 74-60

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Pitt women’s basketball (7-14, 0-10) had marched Boston College (14-10, 4-7) for 75% of the game but were outscored 21-12 in the third quarter which proved to be the difference of the game.

There were nine lead changes in the first half, with seven coming in the first quarter alone, as the two teams appeared to be evenly matched for the start.

The largest lead either team had in the first half was a four-point 8-4 lead that Pitt had early in the first quarter. Outside of that lead, both teams stayed within one possession for rest of the first half.

At halftime the score was knotted at 26-26. Starting the second half, Boston College had the game’s first run and scored eight straight points to take a 34-26 lead. During that 8-0 run Pitt shot 0-for-4 and turned the ball over twice.

Pitt wouldn’t tie the score up for the rest of the game as Boston College’s lead grew to as much as 19 points in the fourth quarter. The last quarter the overall scoring stayed similar, but the damage was done to Pitt in the third and led to Boston College’s 74-60 victory.

Four Pitt players in Amber Brown (11), Maliyah Johnson (13), Avery Strickland (13) and Dayshanette Harris (13) put up double-digit scoring efforts in the loss. The team shot 23-for-61 (37.7%) overall and was 8-for-24 (33.3%) from three-point range.

Boston College thought shot much better, making over 50% of their shots at 30-for-57 (52.2%). The game’s leading scorer, Ally VanTimmeran, went an incredible 8-for-9 (88.9%) from the field and finished with 17 points.

Boston College’s Andrea Daley also finished with a double-double at 10 points and 12 rebounds. Overall, they had six different players reach double-digits in scoring, showing help from across the team.

Pitt is still in search of their first conference victory on the season and will travel to Duke on February 2 at 6:00 p.m.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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