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Dec. 6, 1997

Boston College Prepares for Rematch with West Virginia

GAME #6
BOSTON COLLEGE (4-1, 1-0 BIG EAST)
vs.
WEST VIRGINIA (2-2, 0-0 BIG EAST)

DATE:  Saturday, December 6, 1997
GAME TIME:  1:00 p.m.  
SITE:  Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
ARENA (Capacity):  Silvio O. Conte Forum (8,606)
SERIES RECORD:  Boston College leads, 3-0
(BC in Series:    Home: 2-0; Away 1-0; Neutral 0-0)

EAGLES vs. MOUNTAINEERS:
Boston College and West Virginia have played three times, and the Eagles have won all three games. In the only meeting last season, the Eagles defeated the Mountaineers, 73-66, on January 19 in Chestnut Hill.

PROBABLE BOSTON COLLEGE STARTERS
F   #23 Kim Beezer  (5-8, Sr., 8.0 ppg, 4.2 rpg)
F   #44 Paula Bacso (6-1, Jr., 8.8 ppg, 6.6 rpg)
C   #32 Whitney Steele (6-4, Jr., 16.4 ppg, 5.0 rpg)
G   #5  Cal Bouchard (5-7, So., 18.6 ppg, 3.0 rpg)
G   #24 Aimee McGuire (5-8, Sr., 4.0 ppg, 1.6 rpg)
EAGLES OFF THE BENCH
G  #12  Alissa Murphy (5-10, So., 11.0 ppg, 3.6 rpg) 
C  #33  Allison Booth (6-4, Jr., 8.0 ppg, 4.6 rpg)
C  #20  Jamie Cournoyer (6-3, Fr., 4.4 ppg, 3.6 rpg)

LAST MEETING:
In last season's game against the Mountaineers, Boston College extended its winning streak to four games with a 73-66 victory over West Virginia on January 19. West Virginia jumped out to an early lead, but in the final 10 minutes of the first half the Eagles went on a 24-10 run that gave Boston College a 35-30 lead at halftime. Boston College led throughout the second half and with 6:02 remaining in the game, the Eagles had a 63-53 advantage. The Mountaineers made one last run at the Eagles, and cut the margin to 63-61 with 3:01 remaining.

The Eagles final 10-5 run in the closing minutes gave Boston College the win. Three Eagles scored in double figures. Allison Booth scored a career-high 20 points and pulled down a career-high 13 rebounds to lead Boston College. Cal Bouchard netted 13 points and Aimee McGuire added 11 points for Boston College. Three West Virginia players scored 16 points to lead the Mountaineers. Ilse Opstaele netted 16 points and grabbed five rebounds, Maria Tchobanova scored 16 points and pulled down nine rebounds, and Talisha Hargis added 16 points for the Mountaineers.

COACHES:
Cathy Inglese (Southern Connecticut '80), currently in her fifth season at Boston College, has a record of 51-63 with the Eagles. Inglese's overall coaching record is 171-137 in 12 years. She is assisted by Pam Borton, Kelly Cole, and Bill Gould. Alexis Basil (West Virginia '87) is currently in her first season as the head coach at West Virginia University. She is assisted by Renee DeVarney, Dan Burt, and Selese Neal.

Boston College vs. West Virginia
                        Boston College  West Virginia
Points Per Game             83.4                68.5    
Opponents Points Per Game   64.4                64.3
Field Goals                 50.6 (158-312)      46.6 (102-219)
Opponents Field Goals       42.1 (120-285)      41.6 (92-221)
Free Throws                 73.7 (87-118)       68.1 (49-72)
Opponents Free Throws       61.1 (69-113)       70.2 (59-84)
3-Pt. Field Goals           37.8 (14-37)        33.3 (21-63)
Opp. 3-Pt. Field Goals      27.7 (13-47)        23.7 (14-59)
Rebounds                    38.8                32.3
Opponents Rebounds          33.2                34.5
Assists                     16.2                18.0
Opponents Assists            9.0                13.3
Turnovers                   13.2                22.0
Opponents Turnovers         16.8                23.5

FIRST BIG EAST WIN:
Boston College won its first BIG EAST Conference game of the season at Georgetown on December 2, defeating the Hoyas, 70-60. Juniors Paula Bacso and Whitney Steele combined for 32 points and 19 rebounds. Bacso recorded a double-double, netting a career-high 18 points and grabbing a career-high 11 rebounds. Steele finished with 14 points and eight rebounds. Senior guard Kim Beezer recorded 12 points and eight rebounds, and sophomore guard Cal Bouchard added 12 points for the Eagles.

Georgetown rallied from a 34-28 halftime deficit, and cut the lead to 42-39 with 14:15 remaining in the game when junior forward Sylita Thomas connected on four jumpers in a six-minute span. Bouchard converted two free throws to extend the Eagles' lead to 44-39. Free throws by senior guard Kacy Williams moved the Hoyas to within three points, but junior Allison Booth hit three jumpers to open up a six-point lead with 9:21 remaining in the game. Georgetown rallied again to tie the game at 54-54 with 6:33 left. Bacso and Steele combined for 10 points in the final six minutes to secure the win. Thomas led Georgetown with 16 points.

SPECIAL GUEST:
The Eagles had a special guest attend the game at Georgetown on December 2. Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy attended the game at McDonough Arena as the Boston College women's basketball team's guest and addressed the Eagles in the lockerroom following the victory.

BACSO'S DOUBLE-DOUBLE:
Junior Paula Bacso turned in the top performance of her collegiate career at Georgetown and recorded a double-double. The junior forward scored a career-high 18 points and pulled down a career-high 11 rebounds in the Boston College victory.

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, on November 28. 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 on November 29, 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.

ALL-TOURNAMENT HONORS:
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.

SCORING:
Three players are averaging double figures in scoring after five games. Sophomore guard Cal Bouchard leads the Eagles with 18.6 points per game. Junior center Whitney Steele is averaging 16.4 points and sophomore guard Alissa Murphy is averaging 11.0 points in five games. The team is averaging 83.4 points per game.

BIG EAST CO-PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
Cal Bouchard was named BIG EAST Conference Co-Player of the Week on November 24, 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.

VOTES IN USA TODAY POLL:
The Eagles received four votes in the USA Today/ESPN Top 25 Poll on December 2. In the November 24th poll, Boston College received 49 votes, after defeating No. 25 Texas in the Reebok Classic.

VS. RANKED OPPONENTS:
This season the Eagles are 1-0 against teams ranked in the Top 25. On November 23, the Eagles defeated No. 25 Texas, 82-68, at the Reebok Classic. The win marked only the second time in Boston College history that the Eagles had defeated a ranked team. On January 4, 1995, the Eagles defeated No. 20 Seton Hall, 53-49.

CAREER HIGHS:
A number of Boston College players have turned in career-high performances in the first five games of the season. At Georgetown on December 2, Paula Bacso scored a career-high 18 points and pulled down a career-high 11 rebounds. Against Marist, Whitney Steele recorded five blocks which tied her previous career-high performance. Cal Bouchard handed out a career-high eight assists in the home opener against Marist. 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 scored a career-high 12 points in the win over Towson on November 28.

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.

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 (132).

100 POINTS:
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.

EXPLOSIVE EAGLES:
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.

BALANCED ATTACK:
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 10 points.

SEASON OPENERS:
With the victory over Marist, Boston College is now 16-10 in season openers (home openers: 11-5 ; away openers: 5-3; neutral openers: 0-2).

EXHIBITION ACTION:
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.

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 51-63, and has a career record of 171-137. 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)             51-63
Career Record (12 Years)                   171-137
BIG EAST Regular Season Record (4 Years)    33-40
BIG EAST Tournament Record (4 Years)         1-4
BIG EAST Overall Record (4 Years)           34-44
NCAA Record (2 appearances)                  0-2

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.

1997-98 BIG EAST Coaches' Preseason Poll
        BE 7            BE 6
    1.  Rutgers     1.  Connecticut
    2.  Georgetown  2.  Notre Dame
    3.  Miami       3.  Boston College
    4.  Providence  4.  West Virginia
    5.  Seton Hall  5.  Villanova
    6.  Syracuse    6.  St. John's
    7.  Pittsburgh 

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     BC
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 October.

Women's Basketball Schedule/Results
(4-1, 1-0 BIG EAST)
NOVEMBER
    
20  MARIST          W- 104-60
23  #25 TEXAS!      W- 82-68
28  $Towson         W- 82-53
29  $Georgia Tech   L- 79-81
DECEMBER
2   at Georgetown*                  W- 70-60
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.
JANUARY
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.
FEBRUARY
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)
BIG EAST CONFERENCE STANDINGS
                BIG EAST                        OVERALL
BE 6            W-L  Pct.     H   A   N         W-L  Pct.     H   A   N
Connecticut     1-0 1.000    1-0 0-0 0-0        7-0 1.000    7-0 0-0 0-0
Boston College  1-0 1.000    0-0 1-0 0-0        4-1  .800    1-0 1-1 2-0
St. John's      1-0 1.000    0-0 1-0 0-0        2-4  .333    1-2 1-0 0-2
West Virginia   0-0  .000    0-0 0-0 0-0        2-2  .500    1-0 1-2 0-0
Notre Dame      0-1  .000    0-0 0-1 0-0        3-2  .600    1-0 2-2 0-0
Villanova       0-1  .000    0-0 0-1 0-0        2-2  .500    0-0 0-1 2-1
                BIG EAST                        OVERALL
BE 7            W-L  Pct.     H   A   N         W-L Pct.      H   A   N
Syracuse        1-0 1.000    1-0 0-0 0-0        4-0 1.000    1-0 1-0 2-0
Rutgers         1-0 1.000    1-0 0-0 0-0        4-1  .800    4-1 0-0 0-0
Miami           0-0  .000    0-0 0-0 0-0        3-1  .750    1-0 1-1 1-0
Providence      0-0  .000    0-0 0-0 0-0        3-3  .500    0-1 1-1 2-1
Georgetown      0-1  .000    0-1 0-0 0-0        3-3  .500    3-2 0-1 0-0
Pittsburgh      0-1  .000    0-0 0-1 0-0        2-3  .400    2-2 0-1 0-0
Seton Hall      0-1  .000    0-1 0-0 0-0        1-3  .250    0-1 0-1 1-1
Boston College Career Records
3-PT Field Goals Made
1.  133  Ann Odoy (1984-88)
2.  103  Sarah Behn (1989-93)
3.  100  Kerry Curran (1990-94)
4.   99  Joanie Gallagher (1991-95)
5.   76  Mandy West (1995-97)
6.   57  Aimee McGuire (1994-)
7.   50  Amy LaComb (1986-90)
8.   48  Cal Bouchard (1996-)
3-PT Field Goals Attempted
1.  342 Ann Odoy (1984-88)
2.  321 Joanie Gallagher (1991-95)
3.  248 Sarah Behn (1989-93)
4.  226 Mandy West (1995-97)
5.  186 Kerry Curran (1990-94)
6.  163 Aimee McGuire (1994-)
7.  138 Amy LaComb (1986-90)
8.  132 Cal Bouchard (1996-)
BOSTON COLLEGE ROSTER
    00  Aisha BAIN
     4  Danielle O'BANION
     5  Cal BOUCHARD
    12  Alissa MURPHY
    15  Jill MIGLIERO
    20  Jamie COURNOYER
    22  Tish FEW
    23  Kim BEEZER
    24  Aimee MCGUIRE
    32  Whitney STEELE
    33  Allison BOOTH
    35  Shawna RAINER
    44  Paula BACSO
BOSTON COLLEGE QUICK FACTS
Location:   Chestnut Hill, MA
Founded:    1863
Enrollment: 8,957
President:  Rev. William P. Leahy, S.J.
Athletic Director:  Gene DeFilippo
Nickname:   Eagles
Colors: Maroon and Gold
Arena (Capacity):   Silvio O. Conte Forum (8,606)
Conference: BIG EAST
EAGLES IN THE BIG EAST STATISTICS
(Through games of December 5, 1997)
TEAM
Scoring Offense
2nd- 83.4 ppg
Scoring Defense
6th- 64.4 ppg
Scoring Margin
2nd- +18.0 (83.4 off.; 64.4 def)
Field Goal Percentage
2nd- 50.6 (158-312)
3-Point FG Percentage
4th- 37.8 (14-37)
Free Throw Percentage
1st- 73.7 (87-118)
Rebounding Defense
2nd- 33.2 rpg
Rebounding Margin
3rd- +5.6 (BC Avg.- 38.8; Opp. Avg.- 33.2)
Assist/Turnover Ratio
1st- 1.23 (Asst. Avg. 16.2; TO Avg. 13.2)
INDIVIDUAL
Scoring 5th- Cal Bouchard (18.6 ppg) 8th- Whitney Steele (16.4 ppg) Field Goal Pct. 6th-Cal Bouchard - 52.6 (30-77) Free Throw Pct. 4th- Cal Bouchard - 83.9 (26-31) 5th- Alissa Murphy - 82.6 (19-23) Assists 9th- Cal Bouchard (4.2 apg) Blocked Shots 3rd- Whitney Steele (1.4 per game) Assist/Turnover Ratio 2nd- Aimee McGuire- 2.50 (Asst. Avg 3.0; TO Avg. 1.2) 3rd- Cal Bouchard- 2.10 (Asst. Avg 4.2 ; TO Avg. 2.0)
1997-98 Awards/Honors

Cal Bouchard
Pre-Season All-BIG EAST Second Team
BIG EAST Co-Player of the Week (Nov. 24)
Comfort Inn Downtown Classic All-Tournament Team

Whitney Steele
Comfort Inn Downtown Classic All-Tournament Team

INDIVIDUAL HIGHLIGHTS
Led Team In Scoring
Paula Bacso (1 game)
Cal Bouchard (2 games)
Whitney Steele (2 games)
Led Team In Rebounding
Paula Bacso (3, 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 (2, 1 tie for the lead)
30+ Game
Cal Bouchard (1 game)
20+ Games
Cal Bouchard (1 game)
Whitney Steele (2 games)        
DOUBLE FIGURE GAMES
Scoring
Paula Bacso (2)- (18)- Dec. 2- Georgetown (10)- Nov. 20- Marist Kim Beezer (2)- (16)- Nov. 28- Towson (12)- Dec. 2- Georgetown Allison Booth (2)- (15)- Nov. 23- Texas (11)- Nov. 20- Marist Cal Bouchard (5)- (32)- Nov. 23- Texas (27)- Nov. 29- Georgia Tech (12)- Dec. 2- Georgetown (11)-Nov. 28- Towson (11)- Nov. 20- Marist Jamie Cournoyer (1)- (12)- Nov. 28- Towson Aimee McGuire (1)- (10)- Nov. 20- Marist Alissa Murphy (3)- (17)- Nov. 23- Texas (17)- Nov. 29- Georgia Tech (12)- Nov. 20- Marist Whitney Steele (4)- (24)- Nov. 28- Towson (20)- Nov. 20- Marist (20)- Nov. 29- Georgia Tech (14)- Dec. 2- Georgetown Rebounding Paula Bacso (2)- (11)- Dec. 2- Georgetown (10)- Nov. 20-Marist Assists Steals None None
RECORD OF BC STARTING LINEUPS:
Beezer, Bacso, Steele, Bouchard, McGuire    4-1
EAGLES RECORD WHEN...
Leading at the half:    4-1
Trailing at the half:   0-0
Tied at the half:   0-0
BC outrebounds opponent:    3-0
Opponent outrebounds BC:    1-1
BC FG% is 50.0 or higher:   2-1
BC FG% is below 50.0:   2-0
BC has more FT attempts than opponent:  3-1
BC has fewer FT attempts than opponent: 1-0
BC scores more than 80 points:  3-0
BC scores 70-79 points: 1-1
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: 3-0
BC allows fewer than 60 points: 1-0
EAGLES BY THE NUMBERS...
Overall:    4-1 
Home Games: 1-0
Road Games: 1-1
Neutral Games:  2-0
Tournament Games:   1-1
BIG EAST Games: 1-0
BIG EAST Home Games:    0-0
BIG EAST Road Games:    1-0
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:    2-0
November Games: 3-1
December Games: 1-0
Overtime Games: 0-0
Television Games:   1-0
vs. Ranked Teams:   1-0
EAGLE UPDATES
PAULA BACSO
(Jr., F, 6-1, Farmingdale, NY, Farmingdale HS)

Leads the team in rebounding with an average of 6.6 per game...Has started all five games for the Eagles and is averaging 24.4 minutes...Averaging 8.8 points per game...Led the team in rebounding in three games...Registered a double-double at Georgetown on December 2, scoring a career-high 18 points and pulling down a career-high 11 rebounds.

    Bacso's Career Highs
    Points      18 vs. Georgetown (12/2/97)
    Rebounds    11 vs. Georgetown (12/2/97)
    Assists     6 vs. Syracuse (1/31/96)
    Steals      2 vs. three opponents
    Blocks      2 vs. Pittsburgh (1/15/97)
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 28.

KIM BEEZER
(Sr., G, 5-8, River Vale, NJ, Pascack Valley HS)

Averaging 8.0 points and 4.2 rebounds per game...Has started all five games and is averaging 23.6 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...Scored 12 points and pulled down eight rebounds against Georgetown on December 2.

    Beezer's Career Highs
    Points      21 vs. Pittsburgh (2/11/95) 
    Rebounds    12 vs. Pittsburgh (2/11/95)
    Assists     9 vs. Providence (2/22/95)
    Steals      6 vs. G. Washington (12/29/96)
    Blocks      2 vs. Holy Cross (11/29/96)
                2 vs. Pittsburgh (1/20/06)
ALLISON BOOTH
(Jr., C, 6-4, Kennebunk, ME, Kennebunk HS)

Third on the team in rebounding with an average of 4.6 per game...Averaging 8.0 points per game...Has played in all five games, averaging 17.4 minutes...The teams' top rebounder in two games...Pulled down nine rebounds in the win over Towson on November 28.

    Booth's Career Highs
    Points      20 vs. West Virginia (1/19/97)  
    Rebounds        13 vs. West Virginia (1/19/97)
    Assists     2 vs. three opponents
    Steals      2 vs. two opponents
    Blocks      2 vs. four opponents
CAL BOUCHARD
(So., G, 5-7, Aurora, Ontario, Aurora HS)

Leads the team in scoring with an average of 18.6 points per game...Averaging 4.2 assists per game...Has started all five games and is averaging 33.4 minutes per game...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.

    Bouchard's Career Highs
    Points          32 vs. Texas (11/23/97) 
    3-pt. FG's      4 vs. Syracuse (2/15/97)
                    4 vs. St. John's (3/1/97)
    Rebounds        6 vs. Weber State (12/20/96)
    Assists         8 vs. Marist (11/20/97)
    Steals          5 vs. Notre Dame (2/12/97)
    Blocks          1 vs. Weber State (12/20/96)
                    1 vs. West Virginia (1/19/97)
JAMIE COURNOYER
(Fr., C, 6-3, North Attleboro, MA, N. Attleboro HS)

Averaging 4.4 points and 3.6 rebounds per game...Has played in all five games and is averaging 9.8 minutes...Scored 12 points against Towson on November 28...Registered six rebounds in games against Texas on November 23 and against Towson.

   
    Cournoyer's Season Highs
    Points     12 vs. Towson (11/28/97)    
    Rebounds    6 vs. Texas (11/23/97)
                6 vs. Towson (11/28/97)
    Assists     1 vs. Marist (11/20/97)
                1 vs. Towson (11/28/97)
    Steals      1 vs. Towson (11/28/97)
    Blocks      1 vs. Georgetown (12/2/97)
TISH 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.

    Few's Season Highs
    Points      5 vs. Marist (11/20/97) 
    Rebounds    2 vs. Towson (11/28/97)
    Assists     3 vs. Marist (11/20/97)
    Steals      1 vs. Marist (11/20/97)
    Blocks      None
AIMEE MCGUIRE
(Sr., G, 5-8, Ridgewood, NJ, Ridgewood HS)

The team captain...Averaging 4.0 points and 1.6 rebounds... Has started all five games and is averaging 26.2 minutes... Averaging 3.0 assists per game...Has connected on 40 percent (4-10) of her three-point field goal attempts.

    McGuire's Career Highs
    Points      19 vs. Canisius (11/25/94)
    Rebounds    8 vs. Northwestern (12/11/94)
    Assists     11 vs. Loyola (Chicago) (12/9/94)
    Steals      4 vs. Fordham (12/4/94)
    Blocks      None
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 11.0 points per game...Averaging 26.8 minutes of play in five games... Scored 17 points in games against Texas on November 23 and Georgia Tech on November 29...Pulled down seven rebounds and handed out five assists at Georgetown on December 2.

   
    Murphy's Career Highs
    Points      17 vs. Texas (11/23/97)
                17 vs. Georgia Tech (11/29/97)  
    Rebounds    10 vs. Georgetown (1/12/97)
    Assists      6 vs. Toledo (12/19/96)
    Steals       3 vs. Holy Cross (12/6/96)
                 3 vs. Seton Hall (1/9/97)
    Blocks       1 vs. five opponents
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 November 28.

    O'Banion's Season Highs
    Points      3 vs. Marist (11/20/97) 
    Rebounds    2 vs. Marist (11/20/97)
    Assists     None
    Steals      1 vs. Marist (11/20/97)
                1 vs. Towson (11/28/97)
    Blocks      None
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.

    Rainer's Season Highs
    Points      7 vs. Towson (11/28/97) 
    Rebounds    5 vs. Marist (11/20/97)
    Assists     None
    Steals      None
    Blocks      None
WHITNEY STEELE
(Jr., C, 6-4, Harrington Park, NJ, Northern Valley-Old Tappan HS)

Second on the team in scoring with an average of 16.4 points per game...Also second in rebounding with 5.0 per game...Has started all five games and is averaging 27.4 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...Scored 14 points and pulled down eight rebounds at Georgetown on December 2.

Steele's Career Highs Points 25 vs. Holy Cross (12/6/96) Rebounds 12 vs. Dartmouth (12/29/96) Assists 3 vs. four opponents Steals 4 vs. Toledo (12/19/96) Blocks 5 vs. Toledo (12/19/96) 5 vs. Marist (11/20/97)

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