Double-Doubles Lead Wake Forest Past Boston College
Feb. 1, 2018

Final Stats

By Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeWBB)

CHESTNUT HILL, N.C. -- The Wake Forest women's basketball team led wire-to-wire Thursday (Feb. 1) evening en route to a 67-59 road victory over Boston College.

Elisa Penna and Alex Sharp each recorded double-doubles, becoming the first pair of teammates to notch a double-double in the same game since Secily Ray and Lindsay Wright did so against Virginia Tech on Feb. 26, 2012.

Sharp tallied 18 points, one shy her career high, and 13 rebounds for the third double-double of her career, all of which have come this season. Penna recorded her second-straight double-double, finishing with 15 points and 12 rebounds.

Amber Campbell joined the pair in double figures, adding 14 points and three assists.

As a team, Wake Forest dominated the glass, outrebounding Boston College 47-22, including a 19-5 advantage on the offensive glass. The offensive boards led to a 17-1 differential for Wake Forest in second chance points.

After a slow starting first quarter for both teams, the Demon Deacons exploded for the first 11 points of the second quarter to build a 15-point lead, forcing a Boston College timeout. Four different Deacs scored during the run, which was capped off by a Penna three.

Towards the end of the first half the Deacs went on a 7-0 run over two minutes to extend the lead to 18, their largest lead of the game. A Sharp three-pointer split layups by Ona Udoh and Ivana Raca.

 

 

The Eagles battled back in the third quarter, trimming the Wake Forest lead to eight points, but the Demon Deacons responded with an 8-2 run to close the period. Sharp and Raca both hit 3-pointers while Penna got a jumper to fall during the run.

Boston College rallied in the fourth quarter, climbing within four points of the visiting Demon Deacons, but Wake Forest would close out the game from the free throw line to seal the victory.

Following a off date on Sunday, the Deacs return to action on Wednesday, Feb. 7 on the road at Duke. Tip-off is slated for 7 p.m. inside Cameron Indoor Stadium.

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