Roundup: BC women beat Virginia Tech

Kristen Doherty scored 15 points, Kerri Shields and Katie Zenevitch added 11 points apiece, and the Boston College women’s basketball team beat Virginia Tech, 53-46, in an Atlantic Coast Conference game Thursday night in Blacksburg, Va.

Uju Ugoka had 21 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Hokies (7-8, 1-3), who trailed at halftime, 28-16. Virginia Tech pulled to within 48-45 on a pair of free throws by Monet Tellier (10 points) with 55 seconds left. Shields gave the Eagles (7-7, 1-2) breathing room seven seconds later with a pair of free throws, followed by two free throws by Tessah Holt with 26 seconds left to increase the BC lead to 7.

Zenevitch added seven rebounds, two assists, and a steal for BC.


Northeastern 71, William & Mary 69 — Jewel Tunstull had 16 points and 14 rebounds as the host Huskies (9-4, 2-0 CAA) beat the Tribe (2-12, 0-3) in overtime.

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Amencie Mercier and Deanna Kerkhof each had 15 points for Northeastern, and Christine Huber had 11. A’lece Mark added 10 assists. Emily Correal had 21 points and seven rebounds for William & Mary, and Janine Aldridge had 19 points and seven steals.

Duke 82, Clemson 45 — Elizabeth Williams scored 21 points to help the No. 4 Blue Devils beat the Tigers (4-11, 0-4) in Durham, N.C.

Tricia Liston and Haley Peters added 14 points each for Duke (14-0, 4-0 ACC), which never trailed en route to its 32d consecutive home victory against league competition.

Kentucky 65, Texas A&M 62 — A’dia Mathies scored 23 points and the sixth-ranked Wildcats (15-1, 3-0 SEC) overcame a sluggish first half to rally past the No. 20 Aggies (12-5, 2-1) in Lexington, Ky.


Jennifer O’Neill added 15 points as Kentucky extended school-record winning streaks of 14 games overall and 31 in a row at home. Kelsey Bone had 27 points for Texas A&M.

Maryland 84, Miami 62 — Freshman Chloe Pavlech scored a season-high 20 points, Tiana Hawkins had 18 points and 11 rebounds, and the No. 10 Terrapins (12-3, 3-1 ACC) pulled away for a victory in College Park, Md., ending the Hurricanes’ five-game winning streak.

Alyssa Thomas added 18 points for Maryland. Morgan Stroman led Miami (12-3, 3-1) with 14 points.

Men’s basketball

Oregon 70, Arizona 66 — E.J. Singler had 14 points, 7 rebounds, and 7 assists as the Ducks (13-2, 2-0 Pac-12) knocked the No. 4 Wildcats (14-1, 2-1) from the ranks of the unbeaten in Eugene, Ore.

Dominic Artis, Carlos Emory, and Tony Woods scored 10 points apiece for Oregon, which won its 17th straight home game dating to last season and notched its biggest victory in Dana Altman’s three seasons as coach.


Mark Lyons scored 21 points and Solomon Hill added 16 for Arizona.

Michigan State 62, Iowa 59 — Branden Dawson scored a career-high 17 points, including a late steal and tiebreaking dunk that helped the No. 22 Spartans (13-3, 2-1 Big Ten) hold off the Hawkeyes (11-5, 0-3) in Iowa City.

Gary Harris added 14 points for Michigan State, which hung on late for its eighth win in nine games.

Bryant 103, Quinnipiac 95 — Frankie Dobbs scored 24 points, including his 1,000th career point, and Dyami Starks had 20 as the Bulldogs (10-4, 3-0 NEC) outlasted the Bobcats (5-9, 1-2) in Smithfield, R.I. Ike Azotam scored 23 points to lead Quinnipiac.

Central Conn. State 84, Sacred Heart 78 — Matt Hunter had 21 points and seven rebounds, and freshman Brandon Peel had 17 points and 17 rebounds as the Blue Devils (6-8, 2-1 Northeast Conference) held off the Pioneers (4-10, 2-1) in New Britain, Conn.

Shane Gibson and Steve Glowiak had 22 apiece for Sacred Heart.