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Jan. 28, 1998

BC Travels to Syracuse

GAME #19
BOSTON COLLEGE 
(12-6, 7-3 BIG EAST)
VS.
SYRACUSE 
(10-8, 5-5 BIG EAST)

DATE:  
Wednesday, January 28, 1998
GAME TIME:  
7:00 p.m.
SITE:  
Syracuse, New York
ARENA (Capacity): 
Manley Field House (9,500)

COACHES: Cathy Inglese (Southern Connecticut '80), currently in her fifth season at Boston College, has a record of 59-68 with the Eagles. Inglese's overall coaching record is 179-142 in 12 years. She is assisted by Pam Borton, Kelly Cole, and Bill Gould. Marianna Freeman (Cheyney State '79) is in her fifth season at Syracuse. She is assisted by Felisha Legette-Jack, Curt Miller, and Carlton Oliver. In five years at Syracuse, Freeman has led the Orangewomen to a 42-86 record.

SERIES RECORD:
Syracuse leads, 16-14
Home: 9-4;
Away: 3-11;
Neutral: 2-1

Boston College and Syracuse have played 30 games and the Orangewomen have a 16-14 advantage in the series. The Eagles have won the last three games in the series, including both contests a year ago. In the first game between the two teams last season, the Eagles defeated the Orangewomen, 67-62, on January 4, 1997 at Syracuse. The Eagles defeated Syracuse, 72-55, on February 15, 1997 at Chestnut Hill. Syracuse's last victory over Boston College was on February 9, 1995, when the Orangewomen defeated the Eagles, 57-53, at Syracuse.

SERIES SCORES:
2/19/83 L   A   62-66
        L   A   61-62
1/10/85 W   H   59-51
2/9/85  L   A   57-65
1/15/86 L   A   56-67
2/15/86 L   H   64-70
1/6/87  W   H   68-63
2/4/87  L   A   67-68
2/27/87 W   N   61-52
1/13/88 L   A   61-64
2/13/88 L   H   60-66
3/4/88  L   N   49-56
1/9/89  W   H   87-55
2/8/89  W   A   79-65
1/20/90 L   A   45-67
2/21/90 W   H   76-65
3/3/90  W   N   63-60
1/12/91 W   H   75-73
2/13/91 L   A   57-71
1/11/92 W   H   82-77
2/12/92 L   A   60-66
1/27/93 L   H   59-67
1/22/94 W   H   73-60
        W   H   73-70
2/9/94  W   A   66-50
1/7/95  L   H   56-69
2/9/95  L   A   53-57
1/31/96 W   H   74-63
1/4/97  W   A   67-62
2/15/97 W   H   72-55

SCOUTING SYRACUSE: The Orangewomen are currently 10-8 overall and have a 5-5 record in the BIG EAST Conference. Four players are averaging double figures in scoring, led by Teakyta Barnes' 16.5 points per game. Paula Moore is leading Syracuse in rebounding with an average of 6.5 per game.

LAST MEETING: Boston College defeated Syracuse, 72-55, on February 15, 1997 at Conte Forum to sweep the 1996-97 season series with the Orangewomen. Senior Holly Porter scored 27 points and pulled down 13 rebounds to lead the Eagles. Boston College dominated in the first half, jumping out to a 37-9 lead and extended that margin to 46-15 at halftime. Boston College shot 53.8 percent from the field in the first half, and Porter led all scorers with 15 points.

Syracuse bounced back in the second half with a 20-7 run in the first nine minutes, cutting the Eagles lead to 18 points, 53-35, with 10:51 left in the game. The Orangewomen outscored Boston College 40-26 in the second half, but the Eagles registered their 10th conference win of the year.

Four Boston College players scored in double figures in the victory. In addition to Porter's 27 points, Aimee McGuire netted 13 points, and Whitney Steele and Cal Bouchard each added 12 points. Bouchard scored four three-point baskets for the Eagles. Teakyta Barnes led Syracuse with 13 points and seven rebounds, and Carmen Glover added 10 points and five rebounds.

February 15, 1997
SYRACUSE 55
NAME        FG      3FG     FT      R   PF  TP  A   MIN
C. Glover   4-7     0-0     2-2     5   4   10  0   26
R. Nurse    2-7     0-2     3-3     4   5   7   5   27
P. Moore    3-7     0-1     3-5     4   5   9   2   24
T. Barnes   6-14    0-3     1-1     7   4   13  0   29
N. Hicks    0-2     0-0     0-0     0   1   0   1   6
L. McPhee   1-4     0-0     0-2     1   2   2   0   14
K. Cook     2-5     0-0     1-2     0   0   5   0   22
E. Pratt    1-1     0-0     0-0     2   1   2   0   9
C. Schoff   3-6     0-1     1-1     4   1   7   0   27
J. Angelina 0-1     0-0     0-0     2   2   0   3   16
TOTALS      22-54   0-7     11-16   32  25  55  11  200
BOSTON COLLEGE 72
NAME        FG      3FG     FT      R   PF  TP  A   MIN
A. Murphy   2-5     1-2     1-2     3   1   6   5   25
H. Porter   7-12    0-0     13-17   13  2   27  4   36
W. Steele   6-11    0-0     0-0     1   3   12  1   27
C. Bouchard 4-11    4-7     0-0     3   1   12  2   31
A. McGuire  2-4     1-3     8-8     2   1   13  3   37
M. West     0-1     0-1     0-0     2   0   0   0   9
K. Beezer   0-3     0-0     0-0     3   2   0   2   15
T. Squair   0-0     0-0     2-2     0   1   2   0   3
P. Bacso    0-2     0-0     0-1     5   1   0   0   17
TOTALS      21-49   6-13    24-30   35  12  72  17  200
Halftime Score - BC 46, SU 15; 
Team Rebounds - SU 3, BC 3; 
Turnovers - SU 20, BC 15; 
Technicals - None; 
Attendance - 471; 
Game Officials - Bob Trammell, Sally Bell, Angelina Lewis.
Boston College vs. Syracuse
                            Boston College  Syracuse
Points Per Game                 73.7        73.8    
Opponents Points Per Game       64.7        71.3
Field Goals             46.4 (475-1023)     40.6 (472-1162)
Opponents Field Goals   40.5 (430-1061)     41.3 (438-1060)
Free Throws             74.1 (298-402)      69.6 (311-447)
Opponents Free Throws   66.5 (232-349)      67.1 (333-496)
3-Pt. Field Goals       42.6 (78-183)       29.5 (74-251)
Opp. 3-Pt. Field Goals  32.3 (72-223)       33.9 (75-221)
Rebounds                        36.7        42.1
Opponents Rebounds              35.2        40.2
Assists                         14.3        13.4
Opponents Assists               11.3        16.4
Turnovers                       15.6        20.1
Opponents Turnovers             16.6        22.0
Blocks                          1.9         2.1
Opponents Blocks                1.1         2.1
Steals                          5.8         9.5
Opponents Steals                8.2         8.4
PROBABLE BOSTON COLLEGE STARTERS
F   #23 Kim Beezer  (5-8, Sr., 5.3 ppg, 5.2 rpg)
F   #44 Paula Bacso (6-1, Jr., 8.4 ppg, 4.9 rpg)
C   #32 Whitney Steele (6-4, Jr., 15.2 ppg, 5.7 rpg)
G   #5  Cal Bouchard (5-7, So., 16.7 ppg, 2.9 rpg)
G   #24 Aimee McGuire (5-8, Sr., 6.6 ppg, 2.0 rpg)
EAGLES OFF THE BENCH
G  #12  Alissa Murphy (5-10, So., 8.4 ppg, 4.2 rpg) 
C  #33  Allison Booth (6-4, Jr., 6.8 ppg, 3.9 rpg)
C  #20  Jamie Cournoyer (6-3, Fr., 3.5 ppg, 2.3 rpg)
G  #4   Danielle O'Banion (5-7, Fr., 3.3 ppg, 0.9 rpg)

LAST GAME: Boston College's three-game winning streak was snapped on January 25, as No. 2 Connecticut defeated the Eagles, 86-53, at the Hartford Civic Center. The Eagles dropped to 12-6 overall and 7-3 in the BIG EAST Conference. Sunday's game marked the 16th consecutive loss in the series with the Huskies.

Connecticut led from the beginning and three players scored in double figures to give the Huskies a 46-22 lead at halftime. Boston College shot only 32.0 percent (8-25) from the field in the first half and committed 15 turnovers.

The Huskies extended their lead in the second half, outscoring Boston College 41-30. Four players finished in double figures in scoring as Connecticut shot 51.6 percent from the field. Freshman Svetlana Abrosimova finished with 19 points, 10 rebounds, six assists, and four steals for the Huskies. Nykesha Sales netted 19 points, Paige Sauer scored 13 points, and Kelly Schumacher added 12. Whitney Steele and Alissa Murphy both scored 12 points to lead Boston College.

LEADING THE NATION: Boston College is currently leading the nation in three-point field goal percentage (.426). The Eagles have connected on 78-of-183 three-point field goal attempts, including a season-high 72.7 percent (8-11) in the victory over Rutgers on January 14. The backcourt duo of Cal Bouchard and Aimee McGuire are the top two three-point threats for Boston College. Bouchard is shooting 43.2 percent (35-81), and McGuire is shooting 46.8 percent (22-47). Freshman Danielle O'Banion has played in 12 games and has shot 60.0 percent (6-10) from three-point range.

BIG EAST PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Cal Bouchard was named BIG EAST Conference Player of the Week on January 19, after leading the Eagles to victories over Rutgers and Notre Dame. Bouchard averaged 23.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 4.0 assists, in the two conference games. In the 74-65 win over Rutgers on January 14, the sophomore guard netted 28 points, including six three-pointers, and led the team with six rebounds. She led the Eagles to a 78-76 victory over Notre Dame on January 17, scoring a driving layup with five seconds remaining in the game. Bouchard finished the game with 19 points and six assists. In two games, she shot 61.5 percent (16-26) from the field.

SCORING: The Eagles are averaging 73.7 points per game, and two players are averaging double figures in scoring. Boston College opponents are averaging 64.7 points per game. Sophomore guard Cal Bouchard leads the team in scoring with 16.7 points per game. Junior center Whitney Steele is second on the team in scoring with an average of 15.2 points per game. Both players are among the top 10 (Bouchard-5th; Steele- 8th) in BIG EAST scoring.

Bacso photo
Paula Bacso. (file photo)

BALANCED ATTACK: Boston College has had at least five players score in double figures in five games this season. The Eagles have won four of those games. 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 games against Notre Dame (January 17), Providence (January 8), and St. John's (December 31).

CHARITY STRIPE: The Eagles are first in the BIG EAST Conference in free throw percentage. Boston College is currently shooting 74.1 percent from the line, connecting on 298-of-402 free throw attempts. The Eagles shot a season-high 88.9 percent at Miami on January 10, connecting on 16-of-18 free throw attempts. Sophomore guards Alissa Murphy and Cal Bouchard are among the BIG EAST leaders in free throw percentage. Murphy is shooting 80.7 percent, connecting on 46-of-57 attempts, and Bouchard has connected on 78.5 percent (62-79) from the line.

HOME COURT ADVANTAGE: The Eagles are currently undefeated in BIG EAST games at Conte Forum this season. Boston College has a 5-0 league record at home after defeating West Virginia (64-45), Providence (94-73), Rutgers (74-65), Notre Dame (78-76), and Pittsburgh (75-64). The Eagles are 7-1 overall in Conte Forum this season. Holy Cross defeated Boston College, 80-68, on December 9, to give the Eagles their only loss at home.

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. Bouchard is currently tied for fifth (76) and McGuire is seventh (75) in three-point field goals made. In career three-point field goals attempted, McGuire is fifth (200) and Bouchard is sixth (195).

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.

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.

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.

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.

VS. RANKED OPPONENTS: This season the Eagles are 1-1 against teams ranked in the Top 25. On November 23, the Eagles defeated No. 25 Texas, 82-68, at the Reebok Classic. Boston College lost to No. 2 Connecticut, 86-53, at the Hartford Civic Center on January 25. 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.

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 59-68, and has a career record of 179-142. 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)              59-68
Career Record (12 Years)                    179-142
BIG EAST Regular Season Record (4 Years)     39-43
BIG EAST Tournament Record (4 Years)          1-4
BIG EAST Overall Record (4 Years)            40-47
NCAA Record (2 appearances)                   0-2

FRONTCOURT: Juniors Paula Bacso and Whitney Steele, and senior Kim Beezer have been a tough frontcourt combination for opponents this season. Bacso is averaging 8.4 points and 4.9 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 15.2 points per game. The 6-4 center has led the team in scoring in seven games, and has scored in double figures 16 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 18 games, Beezer is averaging 5.3 points per game. Although she is only 5-8, Beezer is second on the team in rebounding with an average of 5.2 per game.

BACKCOURT: The backcourt tandem of Cal Bouchard and Aimee McGuire has started all 18 games for Boston College this season. Bouchard is currently leading the team in scoring with an average of 16.7 points per game. The sophomore guard has scored in double figures in 15 games, and was named to the Comfort Inn Downtown Classic and Corestates Hawk Classic All-Tournament Teams. McGuire is averaging 6.6 points and 2.0 rebounds and has connected on 43.2 percent (35-81) 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 this season she plays a key role in the backcourt coming off the bench. The sophomore guard is currently fourth on the team in scoring with an average of 8.4 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 is averaging 6.8 points and 3.9 rebounds in 17 games. After missing the game against Rutgers on January 14 with an ankle injury suffered at Miami, the 6-4 center returned to action against Notre Dame and scored 14 points. She is averaging 16.5 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 16 games and is averaging 3.5 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 12 games and is averaging 3.3 points per game. The freshman guard scored a season-high 11 points in the victory at St. John's on December 31.

TOURNAMENT HONORS: Boston College participated in two tournaments during the season and Cal Bouchard and Whitney Steele both earned all-tournament honors. Both players were 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.

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 game against Yale.

SPECIAL GUEST: The Eagles had a special guest attend the game at Georgetown on December 2. Senator Edward 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.

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.

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).

ACTIVE CAREER SCORING LIST
Paula Bacso- 387 Points
Kim Beezer- 559 Points
Allison Booth- 282 Points
Cal Bouchard- 638 Points
Jamie Cournoyer- 56 Points
Aimee McGuire- 449 Points
Alissa Murphy- 300  Points
Danielle O'Banion- 39 Points
Whitney Steele- 546 Points
ACTIVE CAREER REBOUNDING LIST
Paula Bacso-  261 Rebounds
Kim Beezer- 557 Rebounds
Allison Booth- 163 Rebounds
Cal Bouchard- 122 Rebounds
Jamie Cournoyer- 36 Rebounds
Aimee McGuire- 155 Rebounds
Alissa Murphy- 185 Rebounds
Danielle O'Banion- 11 Rebounds
Whitney Steele- 239 Rebounds
1998 Schedule
NOVEMBER
20  MARIST          W- 104-60
23  No. 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*  W- 64-45
9   HOLY CROSS      L- 68-80
11  HARTFORD        W- 73-47
28  Alabama#        L- 70-79 OT 
29  Yale#           W- 58-38
31  at St. John's*  W- 74-54
JANUARY
3   at Villanova*   L- 49-50
8   PROVIDENCE*     W- 94-73
10  at Miami*       L- 79-85
14  RUTGERS*        W- 74-65
17  NOTRE DAME* (BIG EAST TV)   W- 78-76
21  PITTSBURGH*     W- 75-64
25  at Connecticut* W- 53-86
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)
# Corestates Hawk Classic (Philadelphia, PA)
BIG EAST CONFERENCE STANDINGS
                BIG EAST                    OVERALL
BE 6            W-L Pct.    H   A   N       W-L     Pct.    H       A   N
Connecticut     9-0 1.000   5-0 4-0 0-0     19-1    .950    12-0    6-1 1-0
Notre Dame      7-3 .700    3-1 4-2 0-0     13-5    .722    7-1     6-4 0-0
Boston College  7-3 .700    5-0 2-3 0-0     12-6    .667    7-1     2-4 3-1
Villanova       6-4 .600    4-1 2-3 0-0     12-6    .667    6-1     3-4 3-1
West Virginia   5-5 .500    4-1 1-4 0-0     9-8     .529    6-2     3-6 0-0
St. John's      2-8 .200    1-3 1-5 0-0     4-14    .222    2-6     1-5 1-3

                BIG EAST                    OVERALL
BE 7            W-L Pct.    H   A   N       W-L     Pct.    H       A   N
Rutgers         7-3 .700    5-0 2-3 0-0     11-7    .611    8-1     2-6 1-0
Miami           6-3 .667    5-0 1-3 0-0     11-6    .647    8-1     2-5 1-0
Syracuse        5-5 .500    4-2 1-3 0-0     10-8    .556    5-3     3-5 2-0
Providence      4-6 .400    3-2 1-4 0-0     8-10    .444    5-3     2-6 1-1
Georgetown      2-7 .222    1-3 1-4 0-0     5-12    .294    4-5     1-7 0-0
Seton Hall      2-7 .222    1-4 1-3 0-0     4-13    .235    1-6     2-5 1-2
Pittsburgh      1-9 .100    1-4 0-5 0-0     4-13    .235    3-6     0-7 1-0
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 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)
    76  Cal Bouchard (1996-)
7.  75  Aimee McGuire (1994-)
8.  50  Amy LaCombe (1986-90)
    
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.  200 Aimee McGuire (1994-)
6.  195 Cal Bouchard (1996-)
7.  186 Kerry Curran (1990-94)
8.  138 Amy LaCombe (1986-90)

EAGLES IN THE BIG EAST STATISTICS

(Through games of January 26, 1998)
TEAM
Scoring Offense
6th- 73.7 ppg
Scoring Defense
4th- 64.7 ppg
Scoring Margin
3rd- +9.0 (73.7 off.; 64.7 def)
Field Goal Percentage
2nd- 46.4 (475-1023)
3-Point FG Percentage
1st- 42.6 (78-183)
Free Throw Percentage
1st- 74.1 (298-402)
Field Goal Percentage Defense
5th- 40.5 (430-1061)
3-Point FG Percentage Defense
4th- 32.3 (72-223)
Rebounding Offense
10th- 36.7 rpg
Rebounding Defense
2nd- 35.2 rpg
Rebounding Margin
5th- +1.6 (BC Avg.- 36.7; Opp. Avg.- 35.2)
Assist/Turnover Ratio
2nd- 0.91 (Asst. Avg. 14.3; TO Avg. 15.7)
INDIVIDUAL
Scoring
5th- Cal Bouchard (16.7 ppg)
8th- Whitney Steele (15.2 ppg)
Field Goal Pct.
5th- Whitney Steele- 50.4 (116-230)
7th- Cal Bouchard- 49.3 (102-207) 
Free Throw Pct.
3rd- Alissa Murphy- 80.7 (46-57)
7th- Cal Bouchard - 78.5 (62-79)
 
3-Pt. Field Goal Pct.
2nd- Cal Bouchard- 43.2 (35-81)
3-Pt. Field Goals Made
5th- Cal Bouchard- 1.94
Blocked Shots
T-8th- Whitney Steele (1.00 per game)
INDIVIDUAL HIGHLIGHTS
Led Team In Scoring
Paula Bacso (1 game)
Allison Booth (1 game)
Cal Bouchard (9 games)
Alissa Murphy (1 tie for the lead)
Whitney Steele (7 games, 1 tie for the lead)
Led Team In Rebounding
Paula Bacso (5, 3 ties for the lead)
Kim Beezer (4, 2 ties for the lead)
Allison Booth (3 games)
Cal Bouchard (1 game)
Jamie Cournoyer (1 tie for the lead)
Alissa Murphy (1 game)
Whitney Steele (8, 2 ties for the lead)
Led Team In Assists
Paula Bacso (1 game)
Kim Beezer (3 games, 2 ties for the lead)
Cal Bouchard (10, 4 ties for the lead)
Aimee McGuire (4, 3 ties for the lead)
Alissa Murphy (4, 2 ties for the lead)
Whitney Steele (1 game)
30+ Game
Cal Bouchard (1 game)
20+ Games
Cal Bouchard (6 games)
Whitney Steele (6 games) 
    RECORD OF BC STARTING LINEUPS:
Beezer, Bacso, Steele, Bouchard, McGuire    12-6
EAGLES RECORD WHEN...
Leading at the half:    12-1
Trailing at the half:   0-4
Tied at the half:   0-1
BC outrebounds opponent:    9-1
Opponent outrebounds BC:    3-5
BC FG% is 50.0 or higher:   5-2
BC FG% is below 50.0:   7-4
BC has more FT attempts than opponent:  10-2
BC has fewer FT attempts than opponent: 1-4
BC has equal FT attempts as opponent:   1-0
BC scores more than 80 points:  4-0
BC scores 70-79 points: 6-3
BC scores 60-69 points: 1-1
BC scores fewer than 60 points: 1-2
BC allows more than 80 points:  0-4
BC allows 70-79 points: 2-1
BC allows 60-69 points: 5-0
BC allows fewer than 60 points: 5-1
EAGLES BY THE NUMBERS...
Overall:    12-6    
Home Games: 7-1
Road Games: 2-4
Neutral Games:  3-1
Tournament Games:   2-2
BIG EAST Games: 7-3
BIG EAST Home Games:    5-0
BIG EAST Road Games:    2-3
BIG EAST Neutral Games: 0-0
Non BIG EAST Games: 5-3
Non BIG EAST Home Games:    2-1
Non BIG EAST Away Games:    0-1
Non BIG EAST Neutral Games: 3-1
Day Games:  4-3
Night Games:    8-3
November Games: 3-1
December Games: 5-2
January Games:  4-3
Overtime Games: 0-1
Television Games:   2-1
vs. Ranked Teams:   1-1
DOUBLE FIGURE GAMES
Scoring
Paula Bacso (6)-    (18)- Dec. 2- Georgetown
            (13)- Dec. 29- Yale
            (12)- Dec. 31- St. John's
            (12)- Jan. 17- Notre Dame
            (11)- Jan. 10- Miami
            (10)- Nov. 20- Marist 
Kim Beezer (3)- (16)- Nov. 28- Towson
            (12)- Dec. 2- Georgetown
            (11)- Jan. 21- Pittsburgh
Allison Booth (6)-  (15)- Nov. 23- Texas
            (14)- Jan. 17- Notre Dame 
            (13)- Jan. 3- Villanova
            (13)- Jan. 8- Providence
            (11)- Nov. 20- Marist 
            (11)- Dec. 28- Alabama
Cal Bouchard (15)-  (32)- Nov. 23- Texas
            (28)- Jan. 14- Rutgers
            (27)- Nov. 29- Georgia Tech
            (23)- Jan. 8- Providence
            (23)- Jan. 10- Miami
            (20)- Dec. 28- Alabama
            (20)- Jan. 21- Pittsburgh
            (19)- Jan. 17- Notre Dame
            (17)- Dec. 31- St. John's 
            (14)- Dec. 6- West Virginia
            (12)- Dec. 2- Georgetown
            (12)- Jan. 3- Villanova
            (11)- Nov. 20- Marist
            (11)-Nov. 28- Towson
            (11)-Dec. 29- Yale
Jamie Cournoyer (2)-    (12)- Nov. 28- Towson   
            (11)- Jan. 10- Miami
Aimee McGuire (6)-      (16)- Jan. 8- Providence
            (11)- Dec. 31- St. John's
            (11)- Jan. 17- Notre Dame
            (10)- Nov. 20- Marist 
            (10)- Dec. 29- Yale
            (10)- Jan. 10- Miami
Alissa Murphy (8)-  (18)- Jan. 8- Providence
            (17)- Nov. 23- Texas
            (17)- Nov. 29- Georgia Tech 
            (15)- Dec. 9- Holy Cross
            (13)- Dec. 11- Hartford
            (12)- Nov. 20- Marist
            (12)- Jan. 25- Connecticut
            (11)- Jan. 10- Miami
Danielle O'Banion (1)-  (11)- Dec. 31- St. John's
Whitney Steele (16)-    (25)- Dec. 9- Holy Cross
            (24)- Nov. 28- Towson
            (23)- Jan. 21- Pittsburgh
            (22)- Dec. 11-Hartford
            (20)- Nov. 20- Marist
            (20)- Nov. 29- Georgia Tech
            (19)- Dec. 28- Alabama
            (15)- Dec. 29- Yale
            (14)- Dec. 2- Georgetown
            (13)- Jan. 10- Miami
            (13)- Jan. 14- Rutgers 
            (12)- Jan. 8- Providence
            (12)- Jan. 25- Connecticut
            (11)- Dec. 6- West Virginia
            (11)- Dec. 31- St. John's
            (10)- Jan. 17- Notre Dame
Rebounding
Paula Bacso (2)-    (11)- Dec. 2- Georgetown
            (10)- Nov. 20-Marist
Allison Booth (1)-  (14)- Jan. 3-Villanova
Whitney Steele (1)- (11)- Dec. 11- Hartford
    Assists Steals
    None    None
Production Breakdown
                Points          Rebounds
Opponent    Starters/Reserves   Starters/Reserves
Marist          59/45           26/16
Texas           48/34           13/19
Towson          56/26           14/20
Georgia Tech    51/30           22/12
Georgetown      58/12           32/11
W. Virginia     44/20           26/22
Holy Cross      44/24           28/11
Hartford        44/29           21/10
Alabama         57/13           21/13
Yale            49/9            22/12
St. John's      53/21           24/9
Villanova       32/17           20/18
Providence      61/33           15/17
Miami           57/22           14/7
Rutgers         62/12           15/6
Notre Dame      61/17           24/7
Pittsburgh      63/12           19/6
Connecticut     34/19           21/6
EAGLE UPDATES PAULA BACSO
(Jr., F, 6-1, Farmingdale, NY, Farmingdale HS)

Third on the team in scoring (8.4 ppg) and rebounding (4.9 rpg)...Has started all 18 games for the Eagles and is averaging 25.1 minutes...Led the team in rebounding in five 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)
            1 vs. Notre Dame (1/17/98)
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 5.3 points and is second on the team with 5.2 rebounds per game...Has started all 18 games and is averaging 27.5 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)

Averaging 6.8 points and 3.9 rebounds per game...Sprained her right ankle at Miami on January 10 and missed the game against Rutgers on January 14...Returned on January 17 against Notre Dame and scored 14 points...Has played in 17 games, and is averaging 16.5 minutes...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 16.7 points per game...Averaging 3.7 assists per game...Has started all 18 games and is averaging 36.2 minutes per game...Scored in double figures in 15 games...Earned BIG EAST Player of the Week honors twice (Nov. 24 and Jan. 19)...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...Netted 28 points (9-10 FG, 6-7 3-pt., 4-5 FT) and grabbed a season-high six rebounds in the win over Rutgers on January 14...Hit a driving layup with five seconds remaining in regulation to give the Eagles a 78-76 win over Notre Dame on January 17...Has led the team in scoring in nine games... Registered a career-high six three-point field goals against Rutgers on January 14.

Bouchard's Career Highs
    Points      32 vs. Texas (11/23/97) 
    3-pt. FG's      6 vs. Rutgers (1/14/98)
    Rebounds        6 vs. Weber State (12/20/96)
            6 vs. Rutgers (1/14/98)
    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  6 vs. Rutgers (1/14/98)
    Rebounds    6 vs. Rutgers (1/14/98)
    Assists     7 vs. Georgia Tech (11/29/97)
    Steals      3 vs. West Virginia (12/6/97)
            3 vs. Yale (12/29/97)
            3 vs. Notre Dame (1/17/98)
    Blocks      None
JAMIE COURNOYER
(Fr., C, 6-3, North Attleboro, MA, N. Attleboro HS)

Averaging 3.5 points and 2.3 rebounds per game...Has played in 16 games and is averaging 10.0 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. four opponents
    Blocks      1 vs. five opponents
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 6.6 points and 2.0 rebounds... Has started all 18 games and is averaging 30.3 minutes... Averaging 2.5 assists per game...Has connected on 46.8 percent (22-47) 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)
            3 vs. Notre Dame (1/17/98)
    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)

Fourth on the team in scoring with an average of 8.4 points per game...Averaging 23.2 minutes of play in 18 games...Has scored in double figures in eight games...Pumped in a career-high 18 points and pulled down a season-high nine rebounds against Providence on January 8...Scored 17 points 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      2 vs. Connecticut (1/25/98)
    Blocks      1 vs. four opponents
DANIELLE O'BANION
(Fr., G, 5-7, Arlington, VA, Episcopal HS)

Has played in 12 games, averaging 7.6 minutes...Averaging 3.3 points and 0.9 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)
            1 vs. Connecticut (1/25/98)
    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 (5.7 rpg) and is second in scoring (15.2 ppg)...Has started all 18 games and is averaging 30.0 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 seven games... Named to the All-Tournament team at the Comfort Inn Downtown Classic... Netted 24 points in the victory over Towson on November 28...Led the Eagles in scoring, pumping in 23 points and grabbing seven rebounds against Pittsburgh on January 21.

        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. four opponents
    Blocks      5 vs. Marist (11/20/97)

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