CHESTNUT HILL, MASS. – Clemson cut a 15-point second half deficit to three with just over five minutes to play, but came up just short in a 68-53 loss to Boston College on Thursday night. Shelbie Davenport (career-high 19 points) and Tiffany Lewis (18) scored 37 of Clemson’s 53 and combined for 10 three-point goals in the loss. The Tigers fall to 9-14, 1-9 ACC, while the Eagles improve to 10-12, 2-7 in league play.
Lewis has score 37 points over the last two games, knocking down 11 three-pointers in that time. Her six on Thursday is tied for the third-most in school history. Davenport’s career-best 19 came on the back of four first-half threes, and a total of 14 points in the first half.
The Eagles led by 15 at 44-29 with 12:15 to play before chipping away at the lead. An 18-6 run brought Clemson to within three on Lewis’ sixth three of the game with 6:07 to play, but BC countered with an 18-6 run to close out the game. All six Tiger points come courtesy of a pair of three-point plays from Cha’nelle Perry.
Clemson had won two in a row against the Eagles, but couldn’t overcome a 5-28 shooting performance inside the arc. Conversely, BC shot 14-23 (.609) in the second half, making 13-19 two-point attempts.
Five Eagles scored in double-figures, with three players tallying 14.
Clemson returns to action on Sunday at No. 15/15 Duke in Cameron Indoor Stadium. That contest will tip at 2 p.m. and be available on GoDuke.com
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