UAlbany women’s basketball falls at Boston College

Grace Heeps readies to take a free throw during a Tuesday, September 29, 2021 UAlbany women's basketball practice at SEFCU Arena in Albany. (Michael Kelly/The Daily Gazette)

Grace Heeps readies to take a free throw during a Tuesday, September 29, 2021 UAlbany women's basketball practice at SEFCU Arena in Albany. (Michael Kelly/The Daily Gazette)

The UAlbany women’s basketball team put a scare into Boston College of the ACC, but the Great Danes fell 77-65 in their visit Sunday to take on their program’s former coach.

UAlbany led for a portion of the third quarter and only trailed 66-62 with less than four minutes to go following a basket from Lucia Decortes. After that basket, though, Boston College scored the next 10 points to ensure it secured the victory.

The loss dropped head coach Colleen Mullen’s UAlbany program to 1-3 on the season, while Joanna Bernabei-McNamee’s Boston College team improved to 5-1.

Bernabei-McNamee coached UAlbany during the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons, leading the program to NCAA tournament and WNIT berths before taking the job at Boston College in April 2018. Mullen was hired to replace Bernabei-McNamee.

UAlbany led Boston College 19-16 after one quarter, but struggled in the second and trailed 41-31 at halftime. The Great Danes were within three points heading into the fourth quarter and got within a point in the final period’s first minute after a bucket from Grace Heeps.

Boston College responded with a 6-0 run, and the teams traded scores until the home team’s decisive 10-0 run. After UAlbany pulled within 66-62, the Great Danes committed five of their season-worst 25 turnovers.

For Boston College, Makayla Dickens had 21 points and Taylor Soule had 17. UAlbany’s Grace Heeps had a team-high 17 points and Helene Haegerstrand added 15.

UAlbany next plays Wednesday vs. Bryant at SEFCU Arena.

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