No. 9 Florida State women beat Boston College 86-68
Feb. 22, 2015
BOSTON (AP) — Leticia Romero's first career triple-double gave her an extra smile.
The Spanish point guard scored 19 points with 11 rebounds and 11 assists to lead No. 9 Florida State to an 86-68 victory over Boston College on Sunday. All three stats were the most since she transferred from Kansas State, and the assists were the most in her college career.
"It's always great to have that. That's something I look for," Romero said. "As a point guard, I'm happy when I'm doing my job, involving everybody."
Perhaps too much, coach Sue Semrau said.
"She's generally trying to distribute first," Semrau said. "She was more aggressive today, for sure."
Adut Bulgak scored 19 points and Maegan Conwright scored 18 for Florida State (25-3, 12-2 Atlantic Coast Conference). It was the third straight win for the Seminoles since losing to then-No. 17 North Carolina on Feb. 12 to snap a nine-game winning streak.
Emilee Daley scored 17 for Boston College (12-15, 4-10). Kelly Hughes scored 16 with nine rebounds.
The 25th win is the third-most for the Seminoles under Semrau. A victory in the remaining two games would be a school record for the regular season.
Florida State scored 19 of the first 23 points in the game and led by as many as 22 points in the first half. Nicole Boudreau hit a pair of 3-pointers down the stretch, and BC held the Irish scoreless for the last 3:10 of the half.
The Eagles cut it to eight points on Daley's 3-pointer to make it 55-47 midway through the second. But Florida State answered with a basket by Conwright and then her 3-pointer to turn back the rally.
BC never got within single digits again.
Florida State had 12 turnovers in the first half, though they resulted in only seven BC points. Semrau told her team at halftime not to get sloppy.
"I think we stopped trying to go so fast," she said.
In the second, the Seminoles had six turnovers that led to just two points for the Eagles.
THREE AT A TIME
The Eagles were 10 for 29 from 3-point range in the game, but there were spurts where they were hitting. After BC missed six in a row, Boudreau hit a pair to close the half and then Kelly Hughes made one to start the second.
Hughes made two straight as BC cut the deficit to eight points, followed by Daley's.
"Hitting 3s was a key for them," Romero said.
Florida State: The Seminoles have beaten BC six times in a row since the Eagles won in the ACC tournament in 2010. ... FSU was coming off an 81-38 victory over Clemson — the second-biggest ACC win in the program's history.
Boston College: The teams wore pink as part of the Play4Kay effort to raise money for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. In addition, the referees had pink whistles. ... The game was a makeup of alumni day, which was canceled last week because of snow. Among those honored was former player Clare Droesch, who is recovering from breast cancer.
Florida State hosts North Carolina State on Thursday night.
Boston College plays at Louisville on Thursday night.