BOSTON (AP) -- Maryland coach Brenda Frese didn't hesitate to
draw up a play for Shay Doron despite the guard's poor shooting
Doron nailed a 3-pointer and a pair of free throws in the final
minute of overtime and Crystal Langhorne scored 24 points to lift
No. 6 Maryland to a 67-64 win over Boston College (No. 21 ESPN/USA Today; No. 19 AP), spoiling the
Eagles' inaugural Atlantic Coast Conference game.
Doron was just 1-for-7 from the floor in the second half when
she tried to work a pick-and-roll with Langhorne before stepping
back and hitting a clutch 3 from the top of the key with 59 seconds
"Shay wants to take the big shot and always has for us," Frese
said. "We called the timeout. We just felt like we had to go to
Shay or Crystal."
Laura Harper added 15 points, Doron finished with 13 points and
eight assists and Langhorne had 13 rebounds for the Terrapins
(14-1, 1-0), who have won 10 straight games.
Doron finished 4-for-13 from the floor, but was 2-for-4 on
"I always want the ball in situations like that," Doron said.
"Coach B knows that."
Kindyll Dorsey paced the Eagles (12-3, 0-1) with 18 points,
Brooke Queenan had 17 and Aja Parham 11. It snapped BC's six-game
winning streak and was its first loss since a 66-61 overtime defeat
against then-No. 4 Ohio State on Dec. 3.
Dorsey's 3-pointer gave BC a 60-59 lead 30 seconds into
overtime, but Langhorne hit a short jumper and nailed one of two
free throws to put Maryland ahead for good, 62-60, with 2:57 left.
Doron and Dorsey traded 3s just 13 seconds apart before Doron
nailed two free throws to make it 67-64 with 14 seconds left.
"Maryland is very, very good," BC coach Cathy Inglese said.
"They have a lot of weapons. They're good from the inside, but
they can make the outside shots."
Eagles guard Sarah Marshall, who covered Doron most of the
night, was right on her when she hit the key shot.
"They have a lot of weapons inside and outside," Marshall
said. "Shay hit a good shot and it was a tough shot."
The Eagles committed 15 turnovers in the first half, but didn't
have any in the second half or OT.
Queenan fired a long 3-point attempt over the basket and the
teams scrambled for the rebound as the horn sounded.
The game was tied five times early in the second half before
Maryland grabbed a 51-48 edge on Doron's 3 with 7:10 to play. The
Terrapins held off the Eagles until Queenan nailed a foul-line
jumper to give BC a 56-55 lead with 2:18 remaining.
Harper's basket inside gave the Terrapins a 57-56 lead with 1:58
to go, but Queenan hit the first of two free throws to tie it with
Maryland had three shots on one possession in the final 36
seconds, but failed to get a basket after grabbing two offense
rebounds. Marissa Coleman missed a jumper and a drive and Doron
missed a jumper from the foul line.
Queenan's desperate attempt from about five feet behind the
3-point line missed badly as the horn sounded, sending it to
Maryland held BC to 29 percent shooting in the first half
(8-for-28) and led 29-23 at the break.