Feb. 21, 1998
GAME #25 RECAP vs. RUTGERS: Shawnetta Stewart hit a 50-foot basket at the buzzer to give Rutgers a 57-54 win over Boston College on February 21. The victory extended the Scarlet Knights' winning streak to 10 games.
Boston College jumped out front early and with 6:30 remaining in the first half, the Eagles had their largest lead, 22-14. A 12-4 run by Rutgers in the closing minutes of the half tied the score at 26-26. The Eagles connected on three free throws to take a 29-28 lead at intermission.
With the score tied at 38-38 with 14:59 left in regulation, Tomora Young made a layup and added a three-point field goal to give Rutgers a five-point lead. Stewart's two free throws gave the Scarlet Knights' their largest lead of the game. Boston College rallied as Whitney Steele scored seven points in three minutes to tie the game at 45-45 with 8:38 left in the game. The teams exchanged leads in the closing minutes and Natasha Pointer's free throw with :26 left on the clock tied the game at 54-54. Boston College's Alissa Murphy's layup was blocked by Tammy Sutton-Brown and at the buzzer, Stewart hit a 50-foot shot to give Rutgers the win.
Three Boston College players scored in double figures, led by Cal Bouchard's 15 points. The sophomore guard connected on four three-point field goals and dished out six assists in 40 minutes. Steele netted 13 points and pulled down six rebounds. Paula Bacso added 10 rebounds and five assists for the Eagles.
Pointer and Sutton-Brown each scored 13 points for Rutgers. Sutton-Brown also pulled down 11 rebounds. Stewart registered 10 points and six rebounds for the Scarlet Knights.
MISC. NOTES FROM RUTGERS GAME: Aimee McGuire returned to action against Rutgers after missing the West Virginia game on February 18 with the flu. She started in the backcourt, played 29 minutes, and finished with four points...The Eagles connected on five-of-seven three-point field goals in the first half against the Scarlet Knights...Cal Bouchard connected on all three of her three-point field goal attempts in the first 20 minutes.