Boston College Ends GW's Three-Game Winning Streak
Nationally-Ranked Eagles Defeat Colonials, 79-60
Dec. 31, 2004
CHESTNUT HILL, MA - The GW women's basketball team (6-4) ended 2004 with a 79-60 loss at #14/16 Boston College (9-1) in front of 2,717 fans at the Conte Forum on Thursday, Dec. 30. The defeat ended the Colonials' season-best three-game winning streak.
All-America candidate Anna Montañana led the way for GW with 19 points on 9-of-18 shooting from the field. She also grabbed a team-best nine rebounds and added seven assists. Montañana now ranks ninth all-time at GW with 361 career helpers. Senior Jessica Simmonds chipped in 13 points, while freshman Kimberly Beck scored 11, including matching her career high with three three-pointers.
Boston College hit their first six field goal attempts on its way to a 14-3 lead 2:48 into the game. The Colonials used a 13-5 run to pull within three, 19-16, at the 12:31 mark of the first half, but the Eagles answered with a 23-7 scoring spurt to extend their advantage to 21, 44-23. Brooke Queenan scored 11 straight BC points during the run and the hosts owned a 45-27 lead at the break.
In the second half, GW whittled the deficit to 13, 57-44 on a hoop by Amanda LoCascio with 10:30 left in regulation. A basket by Kathrin Ress increased the Eagles margin to 59-44 and three-point field goal by Clare Droesch 4 minutes and 31 seconds later put Boston College ahead, 68-50, on their way to the 19-point victory.
LoCascio finished with two points, two assists, and two steals in her first action since GW's loss at Tennessee on Nov. 23.
Queenan paced the Eagles with 19 points and also had seven rebounds. Jessalyn Deveny notched 17 points, while Ress finished with 14.
GW shot 44.1 percent from the field (26-of-59), while the Eagles were 31-for-56 from the floor (55.4 percent). Boston College also held the edge in rebounding, 38-21.
The Colonials will open the Atlantic 10 portion of their schedule at Fordham on Monday, Jan. 3. Tip off is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.