DURHAM, N.H. - The University of New Hampshire Wildcats could not stop Boston College's Kindyll Dorsey, who hit eight three-pointers and scored a tournament-high 34 points as the Eagles earned an 85-58 victory to win the 2005 Wildcat Classic Sunday afternoon at Lundholm Gym.
Dorsey hit 13-of-17 shots from the field, including 8-of-11 attempts from behind the three-point line. Dorsey's eight three-pointers set a new Boston College single-game record, plus she earned a game-high nine assists as the Eagles shot 60 percent (33-of-55) from the field, including 57.1 percent (12-of-21) from behind the three-point arc.
UNH played much better in the second half, hitting 48 percent of its shots in the second half as opposed to only 30 percent of its attempts in the first half. The Wildcats committed only eight turnovers and earned nine steals as the Eagles turned the ball over 16 times in the game.
Danielle Clark (Corinna, Maine) led the Wildcats with 15 points, hitting two three-pointers in the second half and going 7-of-10 from the free throw line. Freshman Danielle Flowers (Chalfont, Pa.) had the best game of her young career, scoring ten points on 5-of-8 shooting from the field in 17 minutes of action.
Besides Dorsey, Brooke Queenan and Brittanny Johnson reached double figures for the Eagles, scoring 14 and 10 points respectively. Queenan pulled down seven rebounds and earned three assists, while BC point guard Sarah Marshall contributed four points, five rebounds, and six assists in the contest.
Boston College (5-1) hit its first seven shots of the game, jumping out to a 19-5 lead five minutes into the first half. The Eagles went on two 9-0 runs later in the first half to take a 46-21 halftime lead. Boston College outrebounded UNH, 38-20, and made all seven of its free throw attempts, while the Wildcats went 9-of-15 from the free throw line.
In the third place game of the tournament, Erika Bobo led North Texas with 15 points as the Mean Green defeated Cornell, 63-52. Jeomi Maduka led the Big Red with 17 points and six rebounds.
Averaging 14.5 points and nine rebounds per game over the weekend, Queenan earned Tournament MVP honors. Queenan also joins Clark, who averaged 18.5 points and five rebounds per game, Ray Williams (Mississauga, Ontario), who scored a career-high 20 points against Cornell, Bobo (10 ppg, 9 steals), and Maduka (15 ppg, 12 rpg) on the All-Tournament Team.
New Hampshire (3-1) hits the road for a matchup with the Wagner Seahawks in Staten Island, N.Y., on Thursday, Dec. 1, at 7 p.m. The next home game for the Wildcats is next Sunday, Dec. 4, against Massachusetts at 1 p.m. at Lundholm Gym.