Feb. 18, 1998
GAME #24 RECAP vs. WEST VIRGINIA: Boston College extended its winning streak to three games with a 75-60 victory at West Virginia on February 18. The loss for the Mountaineers was their fifth straight.
Three players scored in double figures for the Eagles, led by Cal Bouchard's 21 points (7-11 FG, 2-3 3-pt. FG, 5-6 FT). Boston College shot 52.9 percent from the field and outrebounded West Virginia, 41-28.
The Eagles led throughout the first half, shooting 50 percent from the field. Whitney Steele scored 11 points in the first 20 minutes and Boston College led 38-31 at intermission. West Virginia rallied in the first 10 minutes of the second half and when Ilse Opstaele nailed a hook with 10:09 remaining in regulation, the Mountaineers led for the first and only time in the game, 50-49.
Boston College went on a 14-6 run and freshman Danielle O'Banion's consecutive three-point baskets gave the Eagles a 63-56 lead with 4:34 left in the game. The Eagles extended their lead to 15 points in the closing minutes of the game.
Bouchard finished with 21 points, and Steele added 13 points and seven rebounds for Boston College. Paula Bacso registered her second double-double of the season, netting 10 points and pulling down 11 rebounds. Four players scored in double figures for West Virginia, led by Adrienne Beard's 14 points. Maria Tchobanova netted 12 points and Talisha Hargis and Opstaele each added 10.
MISC. NOTES FROM W. VIRGINIA WIN: Alissa Murphy replaced senior captain Aimee McGuire in the starting lineup. McGuire did not travel with the team to West Virginia because she was suffering from the flu. The senior guard had started all 23 games prior to the contest with the Mountaineers...Sophomore guard Cal Bouchard shot 63.6 percent (7-11) from the field, 66.7 percent (2-3) from three-point range, and 83.3 percent (5-6) from the line...Senior Kim Beezer turned in a solid performance, scoring eight points, grabbing eight rebounds, and handing out five assists...Junior Allison Booth netted eight points and grabbed five rebounds in 17 minutes of play...Sophomore forward Tish Few came off the bench for the Eagles, marking the sixth game that she has played this season...The Eagles shot 52.9 percent (27-51) from the field, including 56.5 percent (13-23) in the second half.