Dec. 6, 1997
Boston College Remains Undefeated in Big East Play
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - The Boston College women's basketball team registered its second consecutive Big East victory today, defeating West Virginia, 64-45, at Conte Forum, and improved its record to 5-1 overall. West Virginia shot only 24.2 percent for the game and the Eagles out rebounded the Mountaineers, 48-36.
Boston College jumped out to an early lead, and with 6:27 left in the first half, the Eagles led the Mountaineers, 25-9. West Virginia went on an 8-0 run in the closing minutes of the first half to cut the score to 25-18 at halftime. The Mountaineers shot only 12.9 percent from the field, connecting on only 4-of-31 attempts in the first half.
Boston College extended its lead in the second half with a 24-9 run in the first 10 minutes. The Eagles outscored the Moutaineers, 39-27, in the second half to secure the victory. Sophomore guard Cal Bouchard led the Eagles with 14 points and junior center Whitney Steele added 11 points in the victory. Senior Kim Beezer finished with eight points and seven rebounds for the Eagles. West Virginia was led by junior guard Christie Lambert's 12 points and six rebounds.
West Virginia dropped to 2-3 overall and 0-1 in the Big Eest with the loss. Boston College will host Holy Cross on Tuesday, December 9 at 7:00 p.m.