Shields, No. 25 BC defeat UNC-Wilmington 85-55

Shields, No. 25 BC defeat UNC-Wilmington 85-55

Published Dec. 19, 2010 2:12 p.m. ET

Kerri Shields scored eight of her 18 points during a 23-0 run to close the first half and No. 25 Boston College extended its best start ever with an 85-55 victory over UNC-Wilmington on Sunday.

Carolyn Swords added 23 points and six rebounds for the Eagles (11-0), who climbed into the Top 25 this week for the first time this season and began the day leading the nation in scoring at 90.3 points per game.

Brittany Blackwell led UNC-Wilmington (6-3) with 15 points and seven rebounds in schools' the first meeting. The Seahawks fell to 0-21 against ranked opponents.

BC scored 15 of the first 17 points before the Seahawks closed the gap to 31-25 on Alisha Andrews' layup with just over five minutes left in the half.


Swords started the game-deciding run with a layup and two free throws, Shields added two 3-pointers and BC led 54-25 at halftime.