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Eagles overcome slowdown bid

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) -- Brooke Queenan and Kathrin Ress scored
18 points apiece, leading Boston College (No. 21 ESPN/USA Today; No. 20 AP) to a 69-61 victory
over Holy Cross on Wednesday night.

BC (4-1) led 30-29 at halftime, shooting 48 percent with Ress
getting 11 of her points. But Laura Aloisi and Brittany Keil
combined for 13 points as Holy Cross slowed the pace of the game to
keep close.

Keil led Holy Cross (3-3) with 13 points.

Queenan scored five points, including a three-point play, and
Jessalyn Deveny made a 3-point basket as the Eagles went on an 11-1
run to take a 46-34 lead with 13:23 remaining.

Holy Cross rallied on baskets by Sarah Placek and Maggie
Fontana, and Keil hit a 3-pointer to close the gap to 54-59 with
6:14 left.

Ress then took over, scoring six points to key a 10-2 run that
gave BC a 64-51 lead with 1:39 remaining.