SEATTLE -- Morgan Merriman, playing in her hometown, scored 22 points and Gabrielle Washington added 15 as the Sacred Heart women's basketball team upset Boston College 54-48 in the opening game of the Washington Dental Thanksgiving touranment Thursday.

It was the program's first win over an ACC school and its fifth against a school from a BCS conference. SHU (3-2) will play either Seattle or Portland in the championship game.