Swords leads BC past No. 18 UNC, 69-62

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Carolyn Swords scored 14 points to help Boston College beat No. 18 North Carolina 69-62 on Thursday night.

Kerri Shields added 13 points and Mickel Picco had 12 for the Eagles (14-10, 5-4 Atlantic Coast Conference), who won their third straight.

Italee Lucas scored 13 points to lead North Carolina (16-7, 4-5), which has lost four in a row for the first time since 2000. Waltiea Rolle added 11 points and Chay Shegog had 10 points for the Tar Heels.

Boston College pulled away with a 9-0 run down the stretch, blowing open a game that was tied at 53 with 5:45 to play. The Tar Heels cut the lead to 62-58 on a 3-pointer by She'la White with 1:25 left, but they never got closer.

North Carolina led 34-31 at halftime.