CHESTNUT HILL, Massachusetts — The Boston College Eagles went on a 15-0 scoring run in the second half and held off the University of Maine Black Bears in the final minutes to record a 55-48 women’s basketball victory Sunday.
The Eagles shut down the Bears in the second half, holding them to an 8-for-27 (23 percent) shooting performance from the field.
Guard Kelly Hughes paced BC with 13 points and center Katie Quandt added nine. Forward Ella Awobajo grabbed nine rebounds to help BC gain a 35-32 advantage.
Forward Liz Wood played all 40 minutes and led Maine with 14 points, nine rebounds and three assists. Guard Sigi Koizar chipped in with 12 points, four assists and three rebounds while forward Mikaela Gustafsson added eight points.
BC is now 2-0 and Maine is 1-1.
BC took a 26-24 halftime lead, but the Black Bears went on a 14-5 scoring surge to start the third quarter and took a 38-31 lead with 3:15 left in the third quarter. Wood scored five points during the surge and Gustafsson added four.
The Eagles then responded with their 15-0 run to take a 46-38 lead with 6:48 left in the game. Stephanie Jones sparked the surge with a 3-pointer and Martina Mosetti added four points during the run.
The Bears battled and chipped away at the lead, cutting it to 51-48 when Koizar made a layup with 38 seconds left. BC then sealed its win when Hughes hit four free throws.
The Bears will next take on Minnesota at 8 p.m. Friday in Minneapolis.
NOTE: The original version of this story incorrectly identified UMaine’s leading scorer for the game.