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Eagles' Parham scores career-high 18

BOSTON (AP) -- Aja Parham scored six of her career-high 18 points in Boston College's 14-0 run in the opening minutes, helping the 14th-ranked Eagles coast to a 72-55 win over Pittsburgh on Saturday.

Clare Droesch had 17 points, eight rebounds and seven assists for Boston College (15-3, 6-1 Big East). It marked the Eagles' 13th straight win over Pittsburgh.

Kathrin Ress added 12 points and Brooke Queenan had 10 for the Eagles. BC leading scorer Jessalyn Deveny missed the game with a strained right Achilles tendon.

Marcedes Walker had 20 points and Jennifer Brown 16 to lead the Panthers (11-8, 3-5), who committed 26 turnovers.

BC, which lost 71-60 at home against Rutgers (No. 9 ESPN/USA Today, No. 8 AP) on Wednesday, scored 14 unanswered points to take a 16-2 lead a little over seven minutes into the game. BC hit seven of its first 10 shots, while the Panthers made 1-of-7.

The Eagles led 34-22 at halftime. Pittsburgh closed to nine points twice in the second half, but each time BC quickly pushed its lead to double digits.