Women’s b-ball falls to Boston College in NIT

The women’s basketball season came to an end in the second round of the NIT on Monday, March 24, at the hands of the Boston College Eagles.Despite a valiant effort by the team, including a 5-of-7 performance by sophomore guard Courtnay Pylipaitis from 3-point range, the Catamounts lost by a score of 76-64.The final score was slightly misleading, as the Cats stuck with one of the ACC’s best for much of the contest.However, after trimming the Eagles’ lead to four with just over ten minutes remaining in the game, the Eagles’ defense took over, holding UVM scoreless for over eight minutes to build a 14-point lead. The Catamounts had an especially tough time guarding the three-point line, as BC went 8-of-12 from beyond the arc.Pylipaitis led all scorers in the game with 21 points. Freshman Tonya Young chipped in 14 points on 4-of-7 shooting from the field.The loss marked the last game of their careers for two Catamounts, guard Sara Fenton and senior Nicole Trott.The team finished an impressive 24-9 on the year.”We’ve had a great season,” said head coach Sharon Dawley. “Certainly we are disappointed it ended, but we’ve had a great ride.”