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Beezer photo
Senior forward Kim Beezer

Jan. 13, 1998

Boston College to Host Rutgers

Eagles Have Won Two of the Last Three in the Series

BOSTON COLLEGE (9-5, 4-2 BIG EAST)
VS.
RUTGERS (8-6, 4-2 BIG EAST)

DATE: Wednesday, January 14, 1998
GAME TIME: 7:00 p.m.
SITE: Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
ARENA (Capacity): Silvio O. Conte Forum (8,606)

SERIES RECORD:
Rutgers leads, 5-2
Home: 1-1; Away: 1-3; Neutral: 0-1

    2/9/84      L   A   61-74
    12/30/87    L   H   60-80
    12/22/88    L   A   53-71
    1/4/96      L   A   63-79
    2/14/96     W   H   59-50
    3/2/96      L   N   63-65
    2/25/97     W   A   67-52

Boston College and Rutgers have played seven games and the Scarlet Knights have a 5-2 advantage in the series. The Eagles have won two of the last three games in the series. A year ago, Boston College defeated Rutgers, 67-52, on February 25, in the only game played in the series last season.

SCOUTING RUTGERS: The Scarlet Knights are currently 8-6 overall and have a 4-2 record in the BIG EAST Conference. Two players are averaging double figures in scoring, led by freshman guard Natasha Pointer's 14.4 points per game. Pointer has been named BIG EAST Rookie of the Week four times this season. Junior guard Tomora Young is averaging 13.1 points per game. Freshman Linda Miles is the team's leading rebounder with an average of 6.4 per game.

LAST MEETING: Boston College finished the regular season with a 67-52 victory at Rutgers on February 25, 1997. Three Eagles scored in double figures, led by Holly Porter's 21 points. The senior forward also pulled down 10 rebounds and recorded two assists in the victory. Whitney Steele netted 12 points and grabbed seven rebounds and Cal Bouchard scored 10 points. The Eagles outrebounded Rutgers, 42-37. Susan Blauser led Rutgers with 19 points and 11 rebounds. Boston College jumped out to a 9-3 lead and increased that margin to 13 points at halftime. The Eagles led the Scarlet Knights, 35-22, at halftime, and outscored Rutgers 32-30 in the second half to register the victory.

BOSTON COLLEGE 67
NAME        FG      3FG     FT      R   PF  TP  A   MIN
A. Murphy   1-2     0-0     0-1     8   1   2   1   26
H. Porter   6-11    0-0     9-12    10  3   21  2   40
W. Steele   5-8     0-0     2-3     7   4   12  1   26
C. Bouchard 1-8     1-4     7-10    2   3   10  4   34
A. McGuire  2-3     1-1     2-3     1   0   7   4   33
M. West     3-4     3-4     0-0     0   0   9   0   13
K. Beezer   1-2     0-0     0-0     4   2   2   2   14
P. Bacso    1-6     0-0     2-3     6   1   4   1   14
TOTALS      20-44   5-9     22-32   42  14  67  15  200
RUTGERS 52
NAME            FG      3FG     FT      R   PF  TP  A   MIN
K. Martin       0-2     0-0     2-4     2   2   2   0   14
L. Lillard      0-1     0-0     0-0     1   3   0   2   15
S. Blauser      6-14    0-0     7-7     11  2   19  1   35
L. Hartmann     2-2     0-0     2-3     3   1   6   0   17
K. Somogyi      2-8     0-5     0-0     3   2   4   1   28
T. Young        2-16    0-7     0-0     4   4   4   3   31
U. Gilmore      5-12    0-1     0-0     1   5   10  2   29
A. Honeycutt    1-3     0-0     1-4     6   0   3   0   10
J. Clemente     2-6     0-0     0-2     5   4   4   0   21
TOTALS          20-64   0-13    12-20   37  23  52  9   200

Halftime Score - BC 35, RU 22; Team Rebounds - BC 4, RU 1;
Turnovers - BC 17, RU 9; Technicals - None; Attendance - 1,870;
Game Officials - Dee Kantner, Art Bomengen, John Palermo.
Boston College vs. Rutgers

Matchup Comparison
                            Boston College  Rutgers
Points Per Game             74.7            68.1    
Opponents Points Per Game   62.4            62.9
Field Goals                 46.7 (381-816)  42.0 (354-843)
Opponents Field Goals       38.9 (321-826)  38.7 (284-733)
Free Throws                 73.2 (227-310)  62.7 (185-295)
Opponents Free Throws       62.7 (175-279)  67.3 (247-367)
3-Pt. Field Goals           42.2 (57-135)   30.3 (60-198)
Opp. 3-Pt. Field Goals      31.6 (56-177)   33.5 (65-194)
Rebounds                    38.9            37.5
Opponents Rebounds          35.4            38.2
Assists                     15.1            15.0
Opponents Assists           10.9            13.2
Turnovers                   15.1            20.9
Opponents Turnovers         16.4            24.6
Blocks                      2.1             2.9
Opponents Blocks            1.1             2.0
Steals                      5.8             12.1
Opponents Steals            8.0             8.7
PROBABLE BOSTON COLLEGE STARTERS
F   #23 Kim Beezer          (5-8, Sr., 4.6 ppg, 5.1 rpg)
F   #44 Paula Bacso         (6-1, Jr., 8.9 ppg, 5.1 rpg)
C   #32 Whitney Steele      (6-4, Jr., 15.4 ppg, 5.9 rpg)
G   #5  Cal Bouchard        (5-7, So., 16.1 ppg, 2.7 rpg)
G   #24 Aimee McGuire       (5-8, Sr., 6.4 ppg, 2.2 rpg)
EAGLES OFF THE BENCH
G #12  Alissa Murphy        (5-10, So., 9.1 ppg, 4.6 rpg) 
C  #33  Allison Booth       (6-4, Jr., 7.1 ppg, 4.4 rpg)
C  #20  Jamie Cournoyer     (6-3, Fr., 3.1 ppg, 2.3 rpg)
G  #4   Danielle O'Banion   (5-7, Fr., 3.5 ppg, 1.0 rpg)
Magu photo
Senior guard Aimee McGuire

COACHES: Cathy Inglese (Southern Connecticut '80), currently in her fifth season at Boston College, has a record of 56-67 with the Eagles. Inglese's overall coaching record is 176-141 in 12 years. She is assisted by Pam Borton, Kelly Cole, and Bill Gould.

C. Vivian Stringer (Slippery Rock '71) is in her third season at Rutgers. She is assisted by Betsy Yonkman, Jolette Law, and Larry Lawler. Stringer has been named the National Coach of the Year three times and is the fifth winningest women's active coach with a career record of 552-173 in 26 years. She is the only women's coach to lead two different teams to the NCAA Final Four (Cheyney State- 1982) and Iowa (1993).

LAST GAME: Senior forward Octavia Blue scored 30 points, including six three-pointers, to lead Miami to a 85-79 victory over Boston College on January 10. The loss at Miami was the second in the last three games for the Eagles. Boston College shot 68.2 percent in the first half, but trailed the Hurricanes, 44-41, at halftime. Miami jumped out to a 16-6 lead in the first five minutes of the game and held the 10-point lead until the Eagles rallied with 11 minutes remaining in the half. Boston College went on a 14-4 run and tied the game at 25-25. Miami pulled away in the closing minutes, as Blue connected on three three-point baskets, and sophomore guard Gina Graziani added one field goal to give the Hurricanes a 44-41 lead at halftime.

Boston College went on a run early in the second half and tied the game at 54-54, but Miami regained control and outscored the Eagles, 31-25, to secure the conference victory. Four players scored in double figures for Miami, and the Hurricanes outrebounded Boston College, 43-29.

In addition to Blue, Kym Hope netted 17 points, and Jennifer Jordan and Graziani each added 12 points. Boston College was led by Cal Bouchard's 23 points. Whitney Steele netted 13 points and grabbed seven rebounds, and Paula Bacso, Alissa Murphy, and Jamie Cournoyer each added 11 points.

SCORING: The Eagles are averaging 74.7 points per game, and two players are averaging double figures in scoring. Boston College opponents are averaging 62.4 points per game. Sophomore guard Cal Bouchard leads the team in scoring with 16.1 points per game. Junior center Whitney Steele is second on the team in scoring with an average of 15.4 points per game.

BALANCED ATTACK: Boston College has had at least five players score in double figures in four games this season. In the season opener against Marist, six Eagles scored in double figures in the 104-60 victory. Six players also scored in double figures in the 85-79 loss at Miami on January 10. Five Eagles registered double digits in scoring in the 94-73 win over Providence on January 8. In the 74-54 victory at St. John's on December 31, five Eagles netted double figures in scoring.

CHARITY STRIPE: The Eagles are first in the BIG EAST Conference in free throw percentage. Boston College is currently shooting 73.2 percent from the line, connecting on 227-of-310 free throw attempts. The Eagles shot 88.9 percent at Miami on January 10, connecting on 16-of-18 free throw attempts. Junior forward Paula Bacso has connected on 82.6 percent (19-23) from the line, and sophomore guard Alissa Murphy has shot 82.4 (42-51) from the free throw line.

TIED BEST START: The Eagles' 5-1 record in their first six games tied the best start in school history. A loss to Holy Cross on December 9 ended the Eagles' bid to register the best start in school history. Boston College had 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.

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.

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 (69) and Bouchard is seventh (66) in three-point field goals made. In career three-point field goals attempted, McGuire is fifth (187) and Bouchard is seventh (175).

DOUBLE-DOUBLES: Juniors Paula Bacso, Allison Booth, and Whitney Steele have each registered double-doubles this season. Bacso turned in the top performance of her collegiate career at Georgetown on December 2, scoring a career-high 18 points and pulling down a career-high 11 rebounds in the Eagles' victory. Booth registered her first double-double of the season at Villanova on January 3, netting 13 points and grabbing a career-high 14 rebounds. Steele scored 22 points and pulled down 11 rebounds in the win over Hartford on December 11.

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 56-67, and has a career record of 176-141. 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)             56-67
Career Record (12 Years)                    176-141
BIG EAST Regular Season Record (4 Years)    36-42
BIG EAST Tournament Record (4 Years)        1-4
BIG EAST Overall Record (4 Years)           37-46
NCAA Record (2 appearances)                 0-2

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.

FRONTCOURT: Juniors Paula Bacso and Whitney Steele, and senior Kim Beezer have been a tough frontcourt combination for opponents this season. Bacso is averaging 8.9 points and 5.1 rebounds. The junior forward scored a career-high 18 points and pulled down a career-high 11 rebounds in the victory at Georgetown on December 2. Steele has developed into a major force at center and is currently second on the team in scoring with an average of 15.4 points per game. The 6-4 center has led the team in scoring in five games, and has scored in double figures 12 times this season. Beezer has played a key role for the Eagles this season, providing a spark with her intense style of play. A starter in all 14 games, Beezer is averaging 4.6 points per game. Although she is only 5-8, Beezer is tied for second on the team in rebounding with an average of 5.1 per game.

BACKCOURT: The backcourt tandem of Cal Bouchard and Aimee McGuire has started all 14 games for Boston College this season. Bouchard is currently leading the team in scoring with an average of 16.1 points per game. The sophomore guard has scored in double figures in 12 games, and was named to the Comfort Inn Downtown Classic and Corestates Hawk Classic All-Tournament Teams. McGuire is averaging 6.4 points and 2.2 rebounds and has connected on 47.1 percent (16-34) of her three-point field goal attempts. The senior captain netted a season-high 16 points in the victory over Providence on January 8.

OFF THE BENCH: Four 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 9.1 points per game. Murphy netted a career-high 18 points and pulled down a season-high nine rebounds against Providence on January 8. Junior Allison Booth returned from knee surgery and averaged 7.1 points and 4.4 rebounds before suffering an injury to her ankle at Miami on January 10. The 6-4 center was averaging 17.6 minutes per game. Booth registered a double-double at Villanova on January 3, scoring 13 points and grabbing a career-high 14 rebounds.

Freshman Jamie Cournoyer has played in 12 games and is averaging 3.1 points and 2.3 rebounds. The 6-3 center netted 12 points and grabbed six rebounds in 17 minutes of play against Towson on November 28. Danielle O'Banion has played in 11 games and is averaging 3.5 points per game. The freshman guard scored a season-high 11 points in the victory at St. John's on December 31.

OVERTIME: Boston College's 79-70 loss to Alabama on December 28 marked the first overtime game of the season for the Eagles. Prior to that loss, the last time that the Eagles played an overtime game was on December 29, 1995, when George Washington defeated Boston College, 70-67, at the Nationwide Lady Gator Classic in Gainesville, Florida. Boston College has an all-time record of 4-4 in overtime games.

CORESTATES HAWK CLASSIC: Boston College lost to Alabama, 79-70,in overtime, in the opening round of the Corestates Hawk Classic on December 28, but bounced back to defeat Yale, 58-38, in the consolation game on December 29. In the game against Alabama, the Eagles trailed 29-25 at halftime, but went on a 24-11 run and led the Crimson Tide, 49-40, with 10:50 remaining in regulation. Alabama battled back to tie the game at 60 at the end of regulation.

The Crimson Tide secured the victory when Leah Goss scored a three-point field goal and Pam Duncan followed with two three-pointers and a jumper to give Alabama a 71-62 lead with 2:49 left in overtime. Dominque Canty led the Crimson Tide with 28 points and 10 rebounds and Goss added 13. Cal Bouchard led Boston College with 20 points. Whitney Steele scored 19 points and Allison Booth added 11.

Four players scored in double figures to lead Boston College to a 58-38 victory over Yale in the consolation game. The Eagles led the Bulldogs, 32-19, at halftime, and Steele scored nine points in the second half to secure the win for Boston College. Steele finished with 15 points and five rebounds. Paula Bacso scored 13 points, Bouchard netted 11 points, and Aimee McGuire added 10 points for the Eagles.

HAWK CLASSIC HONORS: Cal Bouchard earned Corestates Hawk Classic All-Tournament honors after scoring 31 points and recording nine assists and five steals in two games. The sophomore guard led Boston College in scoring against Alabama, netting 20 points, including three three-point field goals, in the overtime loss. Bouchard scored 11 points and added five assists and three steals in the consolation against Yale.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

As a freshman, Bouchard 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 

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).

Eagle Updates

PAULA BACSO
(Jr., F, 6-1, Farmingdale, NY, Farmingdale HS)
Tied for second on the team in rebounding with an average of 5.1 per game...Has started all 14 games for the Eagles and is averaging 23.8 minutes...Averaging 8.9 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)
                6 vs. Alabama (12/28/97)
    Steals      2 vs. four opponents
    Blocks      2 vs. Pittsburgh (1/15/97)
Bacso's Season Highs
    Points      18 vs. Georgetown (12/2/97)
    Rebounds    11 vs. Georgetown (12/2/97)
    Assists     6 vs. Alabama (12/28/97)
    Steals      2 vs. Alabama (12/28/97)
    Blocks      1 vs. Holy Cross (12/9/97)
                1 vs. Yale (12/29/97)

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 five games for the Eagles this season...Scored one point in two minutes against Marist on November 20... Also played in games against Towson (Nov. 28), West Virginia (Dec. 6), Hartford (Dec. 11), and Yale (Dec. 29).

Bain's Season Highs
    Points      1 vs. Marist (11/20/97)
    Rebounds    None
    Assists     None
    Steals      None
    Blocks      None

KIM BEEZER
(Sr., G, 5-8, River Vale, NJ, Pascack Valley HS)
Averaging 4.6 points and is tied for second on the team with 5.1 rebounds per game...Has started all 14 games and is averaging 24.1 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)
Beezer's Season Highs
    Points      16 vs. Towson (11/28/97)
    Rebounds    9 vs. St. John's (12/31/97)
    Assists     6 vs. Towson (11/28/97)
                6 vs. St. John's (12/31/97)
    Steals      3 vs. Marist (11/20/97)
    Blocks      None

ALLISON BOOTH
(Jr., C, 6-4, Kennebunk, ME, Kennebunk HS)
Averaged 7.1 points and 4.4 rebounds per game, before being sidelined with an ankle injury in the game at Miami on January 10...Played in 14 games, and averaged 17.6 minutes, prior to the injury...Recorded a double-double at Villanova on January 3, scoring 13 points and grabbing a career-high 14 rebounds...Earned her only start of the season in the December 21 exhibition game against Nor'Easter Storm...The teams' top rebounder in three games...Scored a season-high 15 points in the victory over Texas on November 23.

Booth's Career Highs
    Points      20 vs. West Virginia (1/19/97)  
    Rebounds    14 vs. Villanova (1/3/98)
    Assists     2 vs. four opponents
    Steals      2 vs. two opponents
    Blocks      2 vs. four opponents
Booth's Season Highs
    Points      15 vs. Texas (11/23/97)
    Rebounds    14 vs. Villanova (1/3/98)
    Assists     2 vs. West Virginia (12/6/97)
    Steals      1 vs. three opponents
    Blocks      1 vs. five opponents

CAL BOUCHARD
(So., G, 5-7, Aurora, Ontario, Aurora HS)
First on the team in scoring with an average of 16.1 points per game...Averaging 3.6 assists per game...Has started all 14 games and is averaging 34.6 minutes per game...Scored in double figures in 12 games...Named BIG EAST Co-Player of the Week on November 24... Earned All-Tournament honors at the Comfort Inn Downtown Classic and Corestates Hawk Classic...A Pre-Season All-BIG EAST Second-Team selection...Scored a career-high 32 points in the victory over Texas on November 23...Has led the team in scoring in seven games...Registered a career-high five three-point field goals against Miami on January 8.

Bouchard's Career Highs
    Points      32 vs. Texas (11/23/97) 
    3-pt. FG's  5 vs. Miami (1/10/98)
    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)
Bouchard's Season Highs
    Points      32 vs. Texas (11/23/97)
    3-pt. FG's  5 vs. Miami (1/10/98)
    Rebounds    4 vs. four opponents
    Assists     7 vs. Georgia Tech (11/29/97)
    Steals      3 vs. West Virginia (12/6/97)
                3 vs. Yale (12/29/97)
    Blocks      None

JAMIE COURNOYER
(Fr., C, 6-3, North Attleboro, MA, N. Attleboro HS)
Averaging 3.1 points and 2.3 rebounds per game...Has played in 12 games and is averaging 8.2 minutes...Scored 12 points against Towson on November 28...Netted 11 points at Miami on January 10 ...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     2 vs. Miami (1/10/98)
    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 five games, averaging 4.8 minutes...Averaging 1.0 points and 0.8 rebounds...Scored a season-high five points in the win over Marist on Nov. 20.

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 6.4 points and 2.2 rebounds... Has started all 14 games and is averaging 28.6 minutes... Averaging 2.6 assists per game...Has connected on 47.1 percent (16-34) of her three-point field goal attempts...Netted a season-high 16 points against Providence on Jan. 8...Pulled down a season-high six rebounds at St. John's on Dec. 31.

McGuire's Career Highs
    Points      19 vs. Canisius (11/25/94)
    3-pt. FG's  4 vs. Miami (3/2/97)
    Rebounds    8 vs. Northwestern (12/11/94)
    Assists     11 vs. Loyola (Chicago) (12/9/94)
    Steals      4 vs. Fordham (12/4/94)
    Blocks      None
McGuire's Season Highs
    Points      16 vs. Providence (1/8/98)
    3-pt. FG's  3 vs. St. John's (12/31/97)
                3 vs. Providence (1/8/98)
    Rebounds    6 vs. St. John's (12/31/97)
    Assists     6 vs. Marist (11/20/97)
    Steals      3 vs. Alabama (12/28/97)
    Blocks      None

JILL MIGLIERO
(Fr., G, 5-6, Lynnfield, MA, Lynnfield HS)
Joined the team this fall as a walk-on...Has played in five 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.

Migliero's Season Highs
    Points      1 vs. Hartford (12/11/97)
    Rebounds    None
    Assists     None
    Steals      1 vs. West Virginia (12/6/97)
    Blocks      None

ALISSA MURPHY
(So., G, 5-10, San Diego, CA, Scripps Ranch HS)
Third on the team in scoring with an average of 9.1 points per game...Averaging 24.6 minutes of play in 14 games...Has scored in double figures in seven games...Pumped in a career-high 18 points and pulled down a season-high nine rebounds against Providence on January 8...Scored 17 points in games against Texas on November 23 and Georgia Tech on November 29...Netted 15 points and pulled down seven rebounds against Holy Cross on December 9.

Murphy's Career Highs
    Points      18 vs. Providence (1/8/98)
    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. seven opponents
Murphy's Season Highs
    Points      18 vs. Providence (1/8/98)
    Rebounds    9 vs. Providence (1/8/98)
    Assists     5 vs. Georgetown (12/2/97)
    Steals      1 vs. six opponents
    Blocks      1 vs. three opponents

DANIELLE O'BANION
(Fr., G, 5-7, Arlington, VA, Episcopal HS)
Has played in 11 games, averaging 7.8 minutes...Averaging 3.5 points and 1.0 rebounds...Scored a season-high 11 points in the victory at St. John's on December 31, including three three-point field goals...Netted nine points, including three 3-pt. field goals, in the loss to Holy Cross on December 9...In the win over Hartford on December 11, she scored seven points.

O'Banion's Season Highs
    Points      11 vs. St. John's (12/31/97)
    3-pt. FG's  3 vs. Holy Cross (12/9/97)
                3 vs. St. John's (12/31/97) 
    Rebounds    3 vs. Holy Cross (12/9/97)
                3 vs. St. John's (12/31/97)
    Assists     1 vs. Alabama (12/28/97)
                1 vs. St. John's (12/31/97)
    Steals      2 vs. Providence (1/8/98)
    Blocks      None

SHAWNA RAINER
(Jr., F, 6-0, Spokane, WA, North Idaho College)
Has played in eight games, averaging 6.4 minutes...Averaging 2.1 points and 2.0 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     2 vs. St. John's (12/31/97)
    Steals      None
    Blocks      None

WHITNEY STEELE
(Jr., C, 6-4, Harrington Park, NJ, Northern Valley-Old Tappan HS)
Leads the team in rebounding (5.9 rpg) and is second in scoring (15.4 ppg)...Has started all 14 games and is averaging 28.6 minutes... Tied her career-high scoring performance with 25 points and added nine rebounds in the loss to Holy Cross on December 9...Registered a double-double against Hartford on December 11, scoring 22 points and grabbing 11 rebounds...Recorded five blocks against Marist on November 20...Has led the team in scoring in five games... Named to the All-Tournament team at the Comfort Inn Downtown Classic... Netted 24 points in the victory over Towson on November 28.

Steele's Career Highs
    Points      25 vs. Holy Cross (12/6/96)
                25 vs. Holy Cross (12/9/96)
    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)
Steele's Season Highs
    Points      25 vs. Holy Cross (12/9/97)
    Rebounds    11 vs. Hartford (12/11/97)
    Assists     3 vs. Towson (11/28/97)
                3 vs. West Virginia (12/6/97)
    Steals      2 vs. three opponents
    Blocks      5 vs. Marist (11/20/97)

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