Dec. 1, 1997
Boston College (3-1) vs. Georgetown University (3-2) Game Notes
DATE: Tuesday, December 2, 1997
Eagles vs. Hoyas
GAME TIME: 8:00 p.m.
SITE: Washington, D.C.
ARENA (Capacity): McDonough Arena (2,400)
SERIES RECORD: Boston College leads, 16-14 (BC in Series: Home: 9-6; Away 7-7; Neutral 0-1)
Boston College and Georgetown have played 30 times, and the Eagles lead the series
16-14. Georgetown has won five of the last seven games in the series, but Boston
College defeated the Hoyas in the only meeting last season. On January 12, 1997 the
Eagles defeated the Hoyas, 69-60, in Washington, DC.
Four Boston College players scored in double figures as the Eagles won at
Georgetown, 69-60, on January 12, 1997. Guard Cal Bouchard led the Eagles with
22 points (4-10 FG, 2-5 3-pt.,12-14 FT). Senior forward Holly Porter netted
15 points and pulled down seven rebounds, and center Whitney Steele scored 10
points and grabbed six rebounds. Guard Alissa Murphy recorded the first
double-double of her career with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Georgetown was
led by Ebiho Ahonkhai's 13 points and nine rebounds. The Eagles
trailed the Hoyas, 25-21, at halftime, but outscored Georgetown, 48-35, in
the second half to register the win.
Cathy Inglese (Southern Connecticut '80), currently in her fifth season at
Boston College, has a record of 50-63 with the Eagles. Inglese's overall coaching
record is 170-137 in 12 years. She is assisted by Pam Borton, Kelly Cole,
and Bill Gould. Patrick Knapp (Widener '75), currently in his 12th
season as the head coach at Georgetown University, has a 147-160 record with the Hoyas.
He is assisted by Gail Beatty Davis, Niki Reid, and Jimmy Howard.
Last season, Knapp led Georgetown to the BIG EAST 7 Division title.
Probable Boston College Starters
F #23 Kim Beezer (5-8, Sr., 7.0 ppg, 3.3 rpg)
F #44 Paula Bacso (6-1, Jr., 6.5 ppg, 5.5 rpg)
C #32 Whitney Steele (6-4, Jr., 17.0 ppg, 4.3 rpg)
G #5 Cal Bouchard (5-7, So., 20.3 ppg, 2.8 rpg)
G #24 Aimee McGuire (5-8, Sr., 4.5 ppg, 1.8 rpg)
Comfort Inn Downtown Classic
Four players scored in double figures as Boston College defeated Towson University,
82-53, in the opening game of the Comfort Inn Downtown Classic in Atlanta, Georgia.
The Eagles shot 56.9 percent from the field and outrebounded the Tigers, 39-27. Boston
College jumped out to a 27-15 lead and extended the advantage to 43-31 at halftime.
The Eagles outscored Towson, 39-22, in the second half for the win.
Whitney Steele led all scorers with 24 points, connecting on 11 of 16
attempts from the field. Kim Beezer netted a season-high 16 points (8-11
FG), and added four rebounds and six assists. Freshman Jamie Cournoyer
netted 12 points and pulled down six rebounds in 17 minutes of play. Cal
Bouchard added 11 points in the win, and junior center Allison Booth
grabbed nine rebounds.
In the championship game against host Georgia Tech, the Yellow Jackets rallied from a
21-point deficit to defeat Boston College, 81-79. Georgia Tech's Shelli Novotny
scored the winning basket with 1.3 seconds remaining in the game. Bouchard led all
scorers with 27 points and handed out seven assists. Steele netted 20 points and
pulled down six rebounds and Murphy added 17 points for the Eagles. Boston
College led Georgia Tech, 44-36, at halftime, but the Yellow Jackets went
on a 20-6 run and tied the game at 64-64 with 7:33 remaining. The Eagles
led 74-69 with 3:28 left in the game, but Georgia Tech's Carla Munnion
scored five points and gave the Yellow Jackets a 75-74 lead with 2:44
remaining. With the score tied at 79-79, Novotny scored the winning basket
with 1.3 seconds remaining.
Cal Bouchard and Whitney Steele were both named to the Comfort Inn Downtown Classic
All-Tournament team. Bouchard scored 27 points and handed out seven assists in the
loss to Georgia Tech in the championship game. The sophomore guard registered 11
points in the win over Towson. Steele led the Eagles in scoring against Towson with 24
points, connecting on 11 of 16 attempts from the field. The junior center
scored 20 points and grabbed six rebounds in the 81-79 loss to Georgia Tech.
Three players are averaging double figures in scoring after four games. Sophomore
guard Cal Bouchard leads the Eagles with 20.3 points per game. Junior center
Whitney Steele is averaging 17.0 points and sophomore guard Alissa Murphy
is averaging 12.8 points in four games. The team is averaging 86.8 points per game.
Big East Co-Player Of The Week
Cal Bouchard was named BIG EAST Conference Co-Player of the Week after
averaging 21.5 points in Boston College's two wins over Marist and Texas. In the
104-60 win over Marist on November 20, the sophomore guard netted 11 points (4-5 FG,
1-2 3-pt., 2-2 FT), pulled down four rebounds, and dished out a career-high eight
assists. She led the Eagles to a 82-68 victory over No. 25 Texas at the Reebok Classic
on November 23, scoring a career-high 32 points (9-17 FG, 2-6 3-pt., 12-14 FT), and
added four assists, three rebounds, and two steals. She earned BIG EAST Rookie of
the Week honors three times last year.
First Win Over Ranked Opponent
When the Eagles defeated No. 25 Texas in the Reebok Classic on November 23, it marked
the first victory in school history over a ranked opponent.
Votes In Usa Today Poll
The Eagles received 49 votes in the USA Today/ESPN Top 25 Poll on November 24, after
defeating No. 25 Texas in the Reebok Classic.
Boston College and Arkansas were the two winners in the annual Reebok Classic held at
the FleetCenter in Boston on November 23. The Eagles have participated in the Classic
all three years, but the 82-68 win over Texas was the first victory for Boston College
at the event. Arkansas defeated No.11 Iowa, 83-57, in the opening game of the Reebok
Classic. In last year's Classic, Boston College lost to Connecticut, 76-38, and
Vanderbilt defeated Louisville, 63-60. The crowd of 9,337 attending the two games
was the largest ever to watch a women's basketball game in Massachusetts. Last year's
attendance figure broke the record set in the inaugural Reebok Classic, when 8,307
fans attended the two games. The first year of the Reebok Classic, Vanderbilt defeated
UCLA, 70-64, and Ohio State defeated Boston College, 62-40. That event was the first
collegiate event in the FleetCenter.
Six players scored in double figures as the Eagles won their first regular season game,
defeating Marist College, 104-60. Boston College led throughout the game and 12 of the
13 players scored in the contest. The Eagles led Marist, 43-27, at halftime and
outscored the Red Foxes 61-33 in the second half for the victory. Junior center
Whitney Steele led the Eagles with 20 points.
Eagles On Career Charts
Aimee McGuire and Cal Bouchard are both ranked among the top 10 on the Boston
College career charts in three-point field goals made and three-point field goals
attempted. McGuire is currently sixth (57) and Bouchard is eighth (48) in three-point
field goals made. In career three-point field goals attempted, McGuire is sixth (163)
and Bouchard is eighth (130).
When Boston College scored 104 points on November 20 in the victory over Marist, it
marked only the third time in school history that the women's basketball team scored
over 100 points in a single game. The other two times were during the 1990-91 season
when the Eagles defeated New Hampshire, 104-76, on December 12, 1990, and St. John's,
101-75, on February 6, 1991.
The 104-point performance in the season opener tied the most points ever by a Boston
College women's basketball team in a single game. The only other time that the Eagles
scored 104 points was on December 12, 1990 when Boston College defeated New Hampshire, 104-76.
Six Boston College players scored in double figures in the 104-60 victory over Marist,
and 12 of the 13 players on the roster scored in the game. Junior center Whitney Steele
led Boston College with 20 points and sophomore guard Alissa Murphy added 12 points.
Sophomore guard Cal Bouchard registered 11 points and dished out eight assists,
and junior center Allison Booth netted 11 points. Junior forward Paula Bacso
scored 10 points and pulled down 10 rebounds and senior guard Aimee McGuire netted
A number of Boston College players have turned in career-high performances in the first
four games of the season. Against Marist, Paula Bacso's
10 rebounds tied her previous
career-high and Whitney Steele
recorded five blocks which also tied her previous career-
high performance. Cal Bouchard
handed out a career-high eight assists in the home opener. In the victory over Texas, Bouchard scored a
career-high 32 points and Alissa Murphy
surpassed her previous top scoring performance
with a career-high 17 points. Murphy also scored 17 points against Georgia Tech in the
Comfort Inn Downtown Classic on November 29. Freshman Jamie Cournoyer
career-high 12 points in the win over Towson on November 28.
Eagles In The Big East Statistics (Through games of November 23, 1997)
Scoring Offense 1st- 93.0 ppg
Scoring Defense 9th- 64.0 ppg
Scoring Margin 1st- +29.0 (93 off.; 64.0 def)
Field Goal Percentage 1st- 53.7 (66-123)
3-Point FG Percentage 1st- 41.2 (7-17)
Free Throw Percentage 1st- 74.6 (47-63)
Assist/Turnover Ratio 1st- 1.19 (Asst. Avg. 15.5; TO Avg. 13.0)
With the victory over Marist, Boston College is now 16-10
in season openers (home openers: 11-5 ; away openers: 5-3; neutral openers:
Boston College opened the 1997-98 season with an
exhibition game against Uralmash-Ural Mountains on November 13. The Eagles
rallied from a 10-point deficit to register a 67-62 victory. Three Boston
College players scored in double figures, led by junior center Whitney
Steele's 14 points. Sophomore guard Cal Bouchard netted 13 points and led
the team with nine rebounds, and junior forward Paula Bacso added 10 points
for Boston College.
Eagles In The Big East Statistics (Through games of November 23, 1997)
Scoring T-1st- Cal Bouchard (21.5 ppg) 10th- Alissa Murphy (14.5 ppg)
Field Goal Pct. 2nd-Cal Bouchard - 59.1 (13-22) T-4th-Whitney Steele - 52.4
Rebounding 7th- Paula Bacso (6.5 rpg)
Assists 6th- Cal Bouchard (4.5 apg)
Steals T-10th- Cal Bouchard (2.0 per game)
Blocked Shots 1st- Whitney Steele (2.5 per game)
Free Throw Percentage T-5th- Cal Bouchard- 87.5 (14-16) T-5th- Allison
Booth- 87.5 (7-8) T-7th- Alissa Murphy- 83.3 (10-12)
3-Pt. FG Pct. T-6th- Cal Bouchard- 37.5 (3-8)
3-Pt. FG Made T-7th- Cal Bouchard- 1.5 (2-3)
Assist/Turnover Ratio 2nd- Aimee McGuire- 3.50 (Asst. Avg 3.5; TO Avg. 1.0)
6th- Cal Bouchard- 1.80 (Asst. Avg. 4.5; TO Avg. 2.5)
Head Coach Cathy Inglese: Head coach Cathy Inglese is currently in her
fifth season at the helm of the Boston College women's basketball program.
Inglese arrived at Boston College in 1993 after serving as the head coach
at the University of Vermont for seven seasons. In five seasons she has
registered a record of 50-63, and has a career record of 170-137. During
her stint at Vermont, she became the winningest college basketball coach in
the nation over the 1991-92 and 1992-93 seasons.
Inglese's teams were undefeated in regular-season play in both 1991-92 (29-0) and 1992-93
(28-0), and became the only Division I men's or women's team to have
back-to-back perfect records. She earned District I Coach of the Year and
North Atlantic Conference Coach of the Year honors in 1990-91, 1991-92,
1992-93, and was a National Coach of the Year finalist all three years. A
1980 magna cum laude graduate of Southern Connecticut State College,
Inglese was inducted into the school's Athletic Hall of Fame.
Inglese's Record Boston College Record (5 Years)
150-63 Career Record (12 Years)
170-137 BIG EAST Regular Season Record (4 Years)
32-40 BIG EAST Tournament Record (4 Years)
1-4 BIG EAST Overall Record (4 Years)
33-44 NCAA Record (2 appearances)
Third In Big East Poll: The Boston College women's basketball team was
selected to finish third in the BIG EAST 6 division in a preseason poll of
the league's head coaches. The University of Connecticut and Rutgers
University were selected to win their respective divisions. In the BIG
EAST 6, Notre Dame was predicted to finish second, followed by the Eagles.
The University of West Virginia, Villanova University, and St. John's
University rounded out the division in the preseason poll.
Pre-Season Honors: Cal Bouchard was named to the preseason All-BIG EAST
Second Team by a vote of the league's head coaches. A unanimous selection
to the BIG EAST All-Rookie Team a year ago, the native of Aurora, Ontario,
earned league Rookie of the Week honors three times during the 1996-97
season. The sophomore guard led the Eagles in scoring in eight games and
was second on the team with an average of 12 points per game.
1997-98 Preseason All-BIG EAST First Team
Name Cl. Pos. Ht. Team
Octavia Blue Sr. F 6-1 Miami
Kerri Chatten Sr. F 6-1 Providence
Talisha Hargis Sr. G 5-8 West Virginia
Kym Hope Jr. F/C 6-2 Miami
Nykesha Sales Sr. G/F 6-0 Connecticut
1997-98 Preseason All-BIG EAST Second Team
Name Cl. Pos. Ht. Team
Cal Bouchard So. G 5-7 Boston College
Usha Gilmore So. G/F 6-0 Rutgers
Paige Sauer So. C/F 6-5 Connecticut
Maria Tchobanova Jr. F 6-1 West Virginia
Rita Williams Sr. G 5-7 Connecticut
Tomora Young Jr. G 5-10 Rutgers
Eagle Experience: The Eagles return four starters (Cal Bouchard, Aimee McGuire, Alissa Murphy,
and Whitney Steele) from last year's team that finished one victory short
of tying the best record in school history. Boston College registered an
18-10 overall record and a 13-5 mark in the BIG EAST Conference. The Eagles
finished third in the BIG EAST 6, behind NCAA Tournament participants
Connecticut and Notre Dame.
Newcomers: The addition of five newcomers to the Boston College women's
basketball roster will provide the Eagles with more depth and versatility.
Freshman guard Danielle O'Banion, freshman center Jamie Cournoyer, and
junior college transfer Shawna Rainer comprise the 1997-98 recruiting
class. Sophomore center Aisha Bain and freshman guard Jill Migliero joined
the team this fall. Bain was a member of the volleyball and track teams at
Boston College last year.
Eagle Captain: Senior Aimee McGuire will serve as the captain for the
Boston College women's basketball team during the 1997-98 campaign.
McGuire was a co-captain with Holly Porter last season.
New Faces: Head coach Cathy Inglese has three new assistant coaches for
the 1997-98 season, Pam Borton, Kelly Cole, and Bill Gould. Borton joined
the Boston College women's basketball staff after serving as the head coach
at the University of Vermont for four years. She led the Catamounts to a
69-46 record and a North Atlantic Conference Championship. Cole comes to
Boston College from Northwestern University, where she served as an
assistant coach for two seasons. Gould was an assistant coach at Stonehill
College for three years before becoming a member of Inglese's staff.
International Experiences: Cal Bouchard and Aimee McGuire gained
international playing experience this past summer. Bouchard competed
internationally as a member of the Canadian National Team. McGuire
represented Boston College on the 1997 BIG EAST/Nike All-Star Team that
toured Denmark and Sweden (June 1-11).
Hall Of Fame Honors: Head coach Cathy Inglese was inducted into two Hall of Fames this past fall. In
September, she was inducted into the Sheehan High School Hall of Fame.
Inglese had been honored in the past for her outstanding high school career
in Wallingford, CT. In April of 1996, she was inducted into the
Connecticut Women's Basketball Hall of Fame. Inglese's second honor was an
induction into the Tap-Off Club of Greater New Haven Hall of Fame in
20 MARIST W- 104-60
23 #25 TEXAS! W- 82-68
28 $Towson W- 82-53
29 $Georgia Tech L- 79-81
2 at Georgetown* 8:00 p.m.
6 WEST VIRGINIA* 1:00 p.m.
9 HOLY CROSS 7:00 p.m.
11 HARTFORD 7:00 p.m.
21 Nor'Easter Storm (Exhibition) 2:00 p.m.
28 at Hawk Classic (at Philadelphia, PA) St. Joseph's vs. Yale 5:05 p.m. BC vs. Alabama 7:05 p.m.
29 at Hawk Classic Consolation/Championship 5:05/7:05 p.m.
31 at St. John's* 2:00 p.m.
3 at Villanova* 2:00 p.m.
8 PROVIDENCE* 7:00 p.m.
10 at Miami* 7:00 p.m.
14 RUTGERS* 7:00 p.m.
17 NOTRE DAME* (BIG EAST TV) 6:00 p.m.
21 PITTSBURGH* 7:00 p.m.
25 at Connecticut* 2:00 p.m.
28 at Syracuse* 7:00 p.m.
31 VILLANOVA* 1:00 p.m.
4 at Providence* 7:00 p.m.
7 GEORGETOWN* 1:00 p.m.
11 SETON HALL* 7:00 p.m.
18 at West Virginia* 7:00 p.m.
21 at Rutgers* (BIG EAST TV) 2:00 p.m.
24 ST. JOHN'S* 7:00 p.m.
28-Mar. 3 BIG EAST Tournament (at Piscataway, NJ)
Home Games In Bold
*BIG EAST Games
!Reebok Classic (at FleetCenter, Boston, MA)
$Comfort Inn Downtown Classic (Atlanta, GA)
Led Team In Scoring
Cal Bouchard (2 games) Whitney Steele (2 games)
Led Team In Rebounding
Paula Bacso (2, 1 tie for the lead) Allison Booth (2 games) Whitney Steele (1 tie for the lead)
Led Team In Assists
Kim Beezer (1 game) Cal Bouchard (3, 1 tie for the lead) Alissa Murphy (1 tie for the lead)
30+ Game Cal Bouchard (1 game)
20+ Games Cal Bouchard (1 game) Whitney Steele (2 games)
Eagles Record When...
Leading at the half: 3-1
Trailing at the half: 0-0
Tied at the half: 0-0
BC outrebounds opponent: 2-0
Opponent outrebounds BC: 1-1
BC FG% is 50.0 or higher: 2-1
BC FG% is below 50.0: 1-0
BC has more FT attempts than opponent: 2-1
BC has fewer FT attempts than opponent: 1-0
BC scores more than 80 points: 3-0
BC scores 70-79 points: 0-1
BC scores 60-69 points: 0-0
BC scores fewer than 60 points: 0-0
BC allows more than 80 points: 0-1
BC allows 70-79 points: 0-0
BC allows 60-69 points: 2-0
BC allows fewer than 60 points: 1-0
Eagles By The Numbers...
Home Games: 1-0
Road Games: 0-1
Neutral Games: 2-0
Tournament Games: 1-1
BIG EAST Games: 0-0
BIG EAST Home Games: 0-0
BIG EAST Road Games: 0-0
BIG EAST Neutral Games: 0-0
Non BIG EAST Games: 3-1
Non BIG EAST Home Games: 1-0
Non BIG EAST Away Games: 0-1
Non BIG EAST Neutral Games: 2-0
Day Games: 2-1
Night Games: 1-0
November Games: 3-1
December Games: 0-0
Overtime Games: 0-0
Television Games: 0-0
vs. Ranked Teams: 1-0
Paula Bacso (Jr., F, 6-1, Farmingdale, NY, Farmingdale HS) Leads the team
in rebounding with an average of 5.5 per game...Has started all four games
for the Eagles and is averaging 22 minutes...Averaging 6.5 points per
game...Led the team in rebounding in two games.
Aisha Bain (So., C/F, 6-2, Trumbull, CT, Trumbull HS) Has played in two
games for the Eagles this season...Scored one point in two minutes against
Marist on November 20... Also played two minutes against Towson on November
Kim Beezer (Sr., G, 5-8, River Vale, NJ, Pascack Valley HS) Averaging 7.0
points and 3.3 rebounds...Has started all four games and is averaging 21
minutes per game...Scored a season-high 16 points, connecting on
eight-of-11 field goal attempts, against Towson on November 28...Also
registered six assists in the win over Towson.
Allison Booth (Jr., C, 6-4, Kennebunk, ME, Kennebunk HS) Second on the team
in rebounding with an average of 5.0 per game...Averaging 8.0 points and
5.0 rebounds...Has played in all four games, averaging 18.5 minutes...The
teams' top rebounder in two games...Pulled down nine rebounds in the win
over Towson on November 28.
Cal Bouchard (So., G, 5-7, Aurora, Ontario, Aurora HS) Leads the team in
scoring with an average of 20.3 points per game...Averaging 4.5 assists per
game...Has started all four games and is averaging 33 minutes per
game...Leads the team in three-point field goal percentage (43.8),
connecting on 7 of 16 attempts...Named BIG EAST Co-Player of the Week on
November 24...Earned All-Tournament honors at the Comfort Inn Downtown
Classic...A Pre-Season All-BIG EAST Second-Team selection...Scored a
career-high 32 points in the victory over Texas on November 23...Led the
team in scoring in two games.
Jamie Cournoyer (Fr., C, 6-3, North Attleboro, MA, N. Attleboro HS) Tied
for third in rebounding with an average of 4.3 per game...Averaging 5.5
points per game...Has played in all four games and is averaging 11.5
minutes...Scored 12 points against Towson on November 28...Registered six
rebounds in games against Texas on November 23 and against Towson on
Latisha Few (So., F, 5-10, Stafford, VA, North Stafford HS) Has played in
two games, averaging 6.5 minutes...Averaging 2.5 points and 1.5
rebounds...Scored 12 points (6-9 FG) and pulled down six rebounds in 17
minutes in the win over Towson on November 28.
Aimee Mcguire (Sr., G, 5-8, Ridgewood, NJ, Ridgewood HS) The team
captain...Averaging 4.5 points and 1.8 rebounds... Has started all four
games and is averaging 27.5 minutes... Averaging 3.3 assists per game...Has
connected on 40 percent (4-10) of her three-point field goal attempts.
Jill Migliero (Fr., G, 5-6, Lynnfield, MA, Lynnfield HS) Joined the team
this fall as a walk-on...Has played in two games...Appeared in games
against Marist and Towson...A four-year letterwinner on the basketball team
at Lynnfield High School...An all-league selection...Became the second girl
in Lynnfield history to score 1,000 points... As a senior, she served as
captain and averaged 23 points per game... An all-league selection in
soccer and tennis.
Alissa Murphy (So., G, 5-10, San Diego, CA, Scripps Ranch HS) Third on the
team in scoring with an average of 12.8 points per game...Leads the team in
field goal percentage (61.5), connecting on 16 of 26 attempts from the
field...Averaging 26 minutes of play in four games...Scored 17 points in
games against Texas on November 23 and Georgia Tech on November 29.
Danielle O'Banion (Fr., G, 5-7, Arlington, VA, Episcopal HS) Has played in
two games, averaging 7.0 minutes...Averaging 1.5 points and 1.0
rebounds...Played in games against Marist on November 20 and Towson on
Shawna Rainer (Jr., F, 6-0, Spokane, WA, North Idaho College) Has played in
two games, averaging 9.0 minutes...Averaging 6.0 points and 3.5
rebounds...Scored five points and pulled down five rebounds in seven
minutes against Marist...Played 12 minutes and registered seven points and
two rebounds against Towson.
Whitney Steele (Jr., C, 6-4, Harrington Park, NJ, Northern Valley-Old
Tappan HS) Second on the team in scoring with an average of 17.0 points per
game...Tied for third in rebounding with 4.3 per game...Has started all
four games and is averaging 26.8 minutes...Recorded five blocks against
Marist on November 20...Led the team in scoring in two games, including a
24-point performance in the victory over Towson on November 28...Named to
the All-Tournament team at the Comfort Inn Downtown Classic.