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Three with 20 lead Tech women to win over BC

Three different players scored 20 or more points as the Georgia Tech womens basketball team closed the regular season with a 84-74 victory over Boston College at McCamish Pavilion.

Tyaunna Marshall had 18 of her 22 points in the second half, Kaela Davis scored 17 of her 22 points in the first half and Aaliyah Whiteside came off the bench to match her career-high with 21 points for the Yellow Jackets, who finished the regular season 19-10 overall an 9-7 in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Tech took its largest lead at 54-42 on Marshall’s jumper at the 14:12 mark, but Boston College (12-18, 3-13) chipped away and got as close as 73-68 when Katie Zenevitch had consecutive lay ups with 4 1/2 minutes to play.

While Boston College went five minutes without a point in the first half, Tech scored 14 straight points - six coming from Davis - and led 19-13 with just over 10 minutes remaining.

The visiting Eagles, who last time out against Maryland broke the program record for most 3-pointers in a season, hit six in the first half Sunday, including Nicole Boudreau’s three that gave them a 31-30 lead with three minutes to play until halftime.

Tech hit five threes in the first half and Whiteside completed an excellent first 20 minutes with three of her 12 points, while Davis capped her strong first half with a three and a short jumper that helped the Yellow Jackets go into the locker room up 38-34.

Boudreau hit a three at the 17:45 mark of the second that got Boston College to within 40-38, which was as close as it would be the rest of the day. The Eagles then went nearly four minutes without a field goal and Tech got seven points from Marshall during a 14-4 spurt.

Boudreau led the Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts school with 21 points and Kelly Hughes added 17.

Both teams will head to Greensboro, North Carolina for the ACC Tournament this week. Boston College will play in one of the three first round games Wednesday, while Tech will open with a second round game Thursday.