No. 25 Boston College 85, N.C.-Wilmington 55

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.