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Dec. 9, 1997

Boston College Prepares for Holy Cross

Boston College (5-1, 2-0 BIG EAST)
vs.
Holy Cross (4-3, 0-0 Patriot League)

Date:  Tuesday, December 9, 1997
Game Time:  7:00 p.m.  
Site:  Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Arena (Capacity):  Silvio O. Conte Forum (8,606)
Series Record:  Boston College leads, 11-6; Home:  8-1  Away:  3-5  Neutral:  0-0
February 17, 1979   at Chestnut Hill, MA    W- 72-41
February 9, 1980    at Chestnut Hill, MA    W- 85-30
February 13, 1982   at Worcester, MA        L- 42-43
January 29, 1983    at Chestnut Hill, MA    W- 66-61
January 28, 1984    at Worcester, MA        L- 61-66
January 29, 1985    at Chestnut Hill, MA    W- 77-66
January 25, 1986    at Worcester, MA        L- 68-75
January 17, 1987    at Chestnut Hill, MA    W- 69-47
December 20, 1987   at Worcester, MA        W- 79-76
January 21, 1989    at Chestnut Hill, MA    W- 68-63
December 4, 1990    at Worcester, MA        L- 68-87
December 3, 1991    at Chestnut Hill, MA    L- 76-78
December 20, 1992   at Worcester, MA        W- 75-74
December 1, 1993    at Chestnut Hill, MA    W-88-80(OT)
November 30, 1994   at Worcester, MA        W- 58-53
November 29, 1995   at Chestnut Hill, MA    W- 65-57
December 6, 1996    at Worcester, MA        L- 56-68

Last Year

In last year's matchup, Holy Cross defeated Boston College, 68-56, at the Hart Center in Worcester, Massachusetts on December 6, 1996.

Amy O'Brien scored 21 points to lead the Crusaders to their first win over the Eagles since December 3, 1991. Holy Cross dominated the first half connecting on 48 percent from the field. The Crusaders went on a 14-2 run with the score 15-10, and led 37-19 at halftime.

Boston College went on a 15-0 run in the middle of the second half to cut the lead to 59-52 with 4:28 remaining in the game, but the Eagles could not narrow the margin to less than eight points in the remaining minutes of the game.

Whitney Steele scored a career-high 25 points to lead the Eagles, and Alissa Murphy added 12 points and eight rebounds.

Holy Cross Capsule

The Crusaders are currently 4-3 overall, but have lost two of their last three games. Junior forward Amy O'Brien leads Holy Cross in scoring and rebounding with an average of 28.3 points and 10.1 rebounds per game.

Two other Crusaders are averaging in double figures. Junior forward Summer Ivan is averaging 12.0 points and junior guard Lara Marcsisin is recording 10.0 points per game.

Holy Cross has eight letterwinners returning, including four starters, from a team that registered a 23-4 overall record and a 12-0 mark in the Patriot League last season. The Crusaders were only the second team in Patriot League history to go undefeated in the regular season.

BC vs. The Patriot League

Boston College has a 13-6 record against teams from the Patriot League. Colgate and Holy Cross are the only members of the Patriot League that the Eagles have ever played. The Eagles hold a 2-0 advantage in the series with Colgate and an 11-6 edge in the series with Holy Cross.

Probable Boston College Starters
F   #23 Kim Beezer  (5-8, Sr., 8.0 ppg, 4.7 rpg)
F   #44 Paula Bacso (6-1, Jr., 8.3 ppg, 6.7 rpg)
C   #32 Whitney Steele (6-4, Jr., 15.5 ppg, 4.8 rpg)
G   #5  Cal Bouchard (5-7, So., 17.8 ppg, 3.2 rpg)
G   #24 Aimee McGuire (5-8, Sr., 4.2 ppg, 2.0 rpg)
Eagles Off The Bench
G #12  Alissa Murphy (5-10, So., 10.2 ppg, 4.0 rpg) 
C  #33  Allison Booth (6-4, Jr., 7.7 ppg, 4.5 rpg)
C  #20  Jamie Cournoyer (6-3, Fr., 4.3 ppg, 4.2 rpg)

Coaches

Cathy Inglese (Southern Connecticut '80), currently in her fifth season at Boston College, has a record of 52-63 with the Eagles. Inglese's overall coaching record is 172-137 in 12 years. She is assisted by Pam Borton, Kelly Cole, and Bill Gould.

Bill Gibbons (Clark '81) is currently in his 13th season as the head coach at Holy Cross. He is assisted by Kelly Greenberg and Kim Wells. Gibbons has led the Crusaders to four Patriot League Championships in the last seven years.

                    Boston College vs. Holy Cross
Points Per Game             80.2             75.6    
Opponents Points Per Game   61.2             69.7
Field Goals                 49.3 (180-365)   46.5 (206-443)
Opponents Field Goals       38.9 (135-437)   45.9 (200-436)
Free Throws                 72.0 (103-143)   67.4 (89-132)
Opponents Free Throws       63.6 (82-129)    68.8 (66-96)
3-Pt. Field Goals           40.0 (18-45)     27.2 (28-103)
Opp. 3-Pt. Field Goals      23.1 (15-65)     30.6 (22-72)
Rebounds                    40.3             34.0
Opponents Rebounds          33.7             39.1
Assists                     15.7             22.4
Opponents Assists            7.4             18.4
Turnovers                   14.3             18.1
Opponents Turnovers         17.7             24.1

Undefeated In Big East

Boston College is currently 2-0 in BIG EAST Conference play, after defeating Georgetown (70-60) and West Virginia (64-45), but will not play another league opponent until December 31. The Eagles will play four non-conference games, before traveling to St. John's on December 31.

Best Start

The Eagles currently have an overall record of 5-1, which ties the best start in school history. Boston College has started the season with a 5-1 record three other times (1995-96, 1984-85, and 1975-76). The last time that the Eagles opened with a 5-1 record was the 1995-96 season, but the team finished with a 10-17 overall record.

Eagles In The Polls

Boston College received eight votes in the Associated Press poll and three votes in the USA Today/ESPN poll this week (December 8th). The Eagles have never been ranked in the Top 25, but have received votes in the polls the last three weeks.

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.

Scoring

The Eagles are averaging 80.2 points per game, and three players are averaging double figures in scoring for Boston College. Boston College opponents are only averaging 61.2 points per game.

Sophomore guard Cal Bouchard leads the team in scoring with 17.8 points per game. Junior center Whitney Steele (15.5 ppg) and sophomore guard Alissa Murphy (10.2 ppg) are also averaging double figures in scoring.

In The Paint

Juniors Paula Bacso and Whitney Steele have been a tough frontcourt combination for opponents this season. In the victory at Georgetown, the duo combined for 32 of the Eagles' 70 points, including 10 in the final six minutes of the game. Bacso scored a career-high 18 points and a pulled down a career-high 11 rebounds against the Hoyas, and Steele added 14 points and eight rebounds.

Charity Stripe

Boston College is currently shooting 72 percent from the line, connecting on 103-of-143 free throw attempts. In the win over Georgetown, the Eagles shot 87 percent (20-23) from the line. Cal Bouchard leads the team in free throw percentage (83.3), connecting on 30-of-36 attempts from the line.

Last Game

The Eagles registered their second consecutive BIG EAST victory, defeating West Virginia, 64-45, at Conte Forum on December 6. West Virginia shot only 24.2 percent for the game and the Eagles outrebounded the Mountaineers, 48-36. Boston College jumped out to an early lead and with 6:27 left in the first half, the Eagles led the Mountaineers, 25-9. West Virginia went on an 8-0 run in the closing minutes of the first half to cut the score to 25-18 at halftime. The Mountaineers shot ony 12.9 percent from the field, connecting on only four-of-31 attempts in the first half. Boston College extended its lead in the second half with a 24-9 run in the first 10 minutes, and the Eagles outscored the Mountaineers, 39-27, in the second half to secure the victory. Sophomore guard Cal Bouchard led the Eagles with 14 points. Junior center Whitney Steele added 11 points and senior Kim Beezer finished with eight points and seven rebounds.

Special Guest

The Eagles had a special guest attend the game at Georgetown on December 2. 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 locker room following the victory.

Bacso's Double-Double

Junior Paula Bacso turned in the top performance of her collegiate career at Georgetown on December 2, recording 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.

Bouchard's Streak

Sophomore Cal Bouchard has scored in double figures in each of Boston College's six games this season. The 5-7 guard pumped in a career-high 32 points in the victory over Texas on November 23, and has led the team in scoring in three games.

Kim Beezer

Senior Kim Beezer has played a key role for the Eagles this season, providing a spark with her intense style of play. A starter in all six games, Beezer is averaging 8.0 points and 4.7 rebounds. The senior guard netted a season-high 16 points (8-11 FG) and added four rebounds and six assists in the victory over Towson on November 28.

Whitney Steele

Junior Whitney Steele has developed into a major force at center for the Eagles this season. The 6-4 center has led the team in scoring in two games, and is second on the team with an average of 15.5 points per game. Steele has scored in double figures five times this season. She is listed among the top 10 in a number of BIG EAST statistical categories, including scoring (8th- 15.5 ppg), field goal percentage (10th- 50.0), and blocked shots (5th- 1.2 per game).

Off The Bench

Three players off the bench have played major roles in the Eagles success this season. Alissa Murphy started 27 games as a freshman a year ago, but has already enjoyed a more productive season this year, coming off the bench. The sophomore guard is currently third on the team in scoring with an average of 10.2 points per game. Murphy has netted a career-high 17 points against Texas and Georgia Tech.

Freshman Jamie Cournoyer has played in all six games and is averaging 4.3 points and 4.2 rebounds. The 6-3 center netted 12 points and grabbed six rebounds in 17 minutes of play against Towson on November 28. Junior Allison Booth's return from knee surgery last spring has been impressive, and she is averaging 7.7 points and 4.5 rebounds per game. The 6-4 center is averaging 18.5 minutes per game.

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.

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.

Career Highs

A number of Boston College players have turned in career-high performances in the first six 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.

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 (58) and Bouchard is tied for seventh (50) in three-point field goals made. In career three-point field goals attempted, McGuire is sixth (164) and Bouchard is eighth (135).

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 on November 20, Boston College is now 16-10 in season openers (home openers: 11-5 ; away openers: 5-3; neutral openers: 0-2).

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 52-63, and has a career record of 172-137. 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)             52-63
Career Record (12 Years)                  172-137
BIG EAST Regular Season Record (4 Years)    34-40
BIG EAST Tournament Record (4 Years)          1-4
BIG EAST Overall Record (4 Years)           35-44
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 TchobanovaJr. F     6-1  West Virginia
Rita Williams   Sr. G     5-7  Connecticut 
Tomora Young    Jr. G    5-10  Rutgers  

Eagle Updates

Paula Bacso (Jr., F, 6-1, Farmingdale, NY, Farmingdale HS)

Leads the team in rebounding with an average of 6.7 per game...Has started all six games for the Eagles and is averaging 24.0 minutes...Averaging 8.3 points per game...Led the team in rebounding in four 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)

Joined the team this fall after competing on the Boston College volleyball and track teams as a freshman...Has played in three 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 4.7 rebounds per game...Has started all six games and is averaging 25.7 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)

Fourth on the team in rebounding with an average of 4.5 per game...Averaging 7.7 points per game...Has played in all six games, averaging 18.5 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. four 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 17.8 points per game...Averaging 3.8 assists per game...Has started all six games and is averaging 33.3 minutes per game...Scored in double figures in all six games...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 three 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 4.3 points and 4.2 rebounds per game...Has played in all six 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...Pulled down a career-high seven rebounds against West Virginia on December 6.

Cournoyer's Season Highs
Points      12 vs. Towson (11/28/97)    
Rebounds     7 vs. West Virginia (12/6/97)
Assists      1 vs. Marist (11/20/97)
             1 vs. Towson (11/28/97)
Steals       1 vs. Towson (11/28/97)
             1 vs. West Virginia (12/6/97)
Blocks       1 vs. Georgetown (12/2/97)
             1 vs. West Virginia (12/6/97)
Tish Few (So., F, 5-10, Stafford, VA, North Stafford HS)

Has played in three games, averaging 5.0 minutes...Averaging 1.7 points and 1.0 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 4.2 points and 2.0 rebounds... Has started all six games and is averaging 24.8 minutes... Averaging 2.8 assists per game...Has connected on 45.5 percent (5-11) 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 three games...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 10.2 points per game...Averaging 26.5 minutes of play in six 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 three games, averaging 5.7 minutes...Averaging 2.3 points and 0.7 rebounds...Played in games against Marist, Towson, and West Virginia...Scored four points against West Virginia on December 6.

O'Banion's Season Highs
Points      4 vs. West Virginia (12/6/97)   
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 three games, averaging 7.3 minutes...Averaging 4.0 points and 2.3 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 15.5 points per game...Also second in rebounding with 4.8 per game...Has started all six games and is averaging 26.2 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. five 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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