Georgia Pineau was battling pneumonia, but still chipped in 13 points and seven rebounds to help BC end a brief losing streak and beat visiting Rhode Island.
Emma Guy led all scorers with 19 points, but the Eagles simply couldn’t keep up with Clemson’s hot shooting. The Tigers shot 59 percent from the floor and blew out BC 91-58.
BC put up a valiant effort, but a four-point fourth quarter lead evaporated and the Eagles dropped their third-straight ACC game.
Emma Guy, Taylor Soule, and Makayla Dickens all scored in double figures for the Eagles, who escaped with a narrow road victory over Pittsburgh Sunday night.
Taylor Ortlepp led the Eagles with 19 points, including nine in the fourth quarter alone, as BC needed every one of its 19 offensive rebounds to escape with a nail-biting 65-64 road win over Wake Forest.
Kiara Leslie had a career-high 31 points and the Wolfpack shot a season-high 58.6 percent from the field en route to a 16-point win at Conte Forum on Sunday afternoon.
The Eagles outscored the visiting Yellow Jackets in the second half, but dug an early deficit in the opening 20 minutes that they couldn’t recover from in their conference opener.
In Joanna Bernabei-McNamee’s first 13 games as head coach, BC has taken tremendous steps forward from last year in pretty much every facet of the game.
Emma Guy led all scorers with 23, five other BC players registered double-digit points, and the Eagles rolled to their 11th win in 13 non-conference games.