Feb. 11, 1998
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. -- Junior center Whitney Steele scored 19 points to lead Boston College to a 65-42 victory over Seton Hall in BIG EAST women's basketball action at Conte Forum tonight.
Boston College was in control from the beginning, running up a 10-2 lead in the first five minutes. Junior forward Paula Bacso scored all of her 15 points in the first half, and Steele added 10 in the first 20 minutes. The Eagles took their largest lead of the first half, 36-12, on a jumper by Kim Beezer at 4:33, en route to a 38-19 halftime lead.
Seton Hall made a run at the start of the second half, outscoring the Eagles, 8-2, with six points from Danielle Golay, and cut the deficit to 43-27 with 14:59 left. Boston College increased its lead to 50-29 at 11:08 as sophomore guard Cal Bouchard hit the first of her three three-point field goals in the half. Boston College maintained control the rest of the game, holding a margin of 20 or more points.
Bouchard finished with 11 points for Boston College and senior guard Aimee McGuire added five points and a game-high 11 rebounds. Boston College outrebounded the Pirates, 47-23.
Boston College improved to 14-9 overall and 9-6 in the BIG EAST Conference with the victory, and Seton Hall dropped to 6-16 overall and 4-10 in the league. The Eagles' next game will be at West Virginia on Wednesday, February 18 at 7:00 p.m.