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Women's Basketball To Host Wake Forest On Sunday




Jan. 25, 2014

Chestnut Hill, Mass. -

BC vs. Wake Forest

WHEN: Sunday Jan. 26

TIME: 1 p.m.

VIEW: www.bceagles.com

EVENTS: Alumni Day

FOLLOW: Twitter/@bc_wbb

The Boston College women’s basketball team is currently 11-9 overall and 2-4 in the ACC. The Eagles are coming off a tough road loss to No. 23 NC State, 85-76, on Thursday night. Boston College has played four ranked teams in the last five games.

The Last Meeting
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Wake Forest61
February 10, 2013
Winston-Salem, NC
Women's Basketball Falls To Wake Forest, 61-59
Despite a career-high 24 points from Katie Zenevitch the Eagles fell to Wake Forest, 61-59, in an ACC game in Winston-Salem, NC.

Today the Eagles will host Wake Forest at 1 p.m. The Decs are 1-5 in the ACC and 10-9 overall. They are coming off a tough loss to No. 7 North Carolina on Thursday night.

Freshman Kelly Hughes started on Thursday against NC State due to an injury to junior forward Kat Cooper. The rookie guard took advantage of her start and posted a career-high of 23 points in the loss to NC State. The Eagles guard shot 7-for-13 from the floor and 6-for-10 from the three-point line. The six three’s broke her previous high of five three’s in a game which she reached against BYU in November.

Senior Katie Zenevitch had 19 points but shot 7-for-8 from the floor. Her first miss came at 8:24 in the second half on a mid-range jumper. The Eagles captain hit 3-for-3 from the 3-point line, a feat she has now reached twice in her career. The first time was against North Carolina in the 2011-12 season

BOSTON COLLEGE vs. WAKE FOREST

  • Boston College has not defeated Wake Forest since the 2008 season. BC won the first three matchups.
  • The two teams played twice last season and BC lost both games. In the first game at Conte Forum, BC lost in double-overtime, 92-87, despite 21 points from Kristen Doherty. BC held a 69-64 lead with 1:43 to play. A layup by Sandra Garcia tied the game with 1.9 left to play. In the first OT, Doherty hit a layup with 12 second to tie the game at 78-78. BC took n 83-80 lead on a three to open the 2nd half but Wake went on a 10-2 run to seal the win.
  • In the second game between BC and Wake Forest, Chelsea Douglas scored with 17 seconds to play for a, 61-59, victory in favor of the Decs. Katie Zenevitch tied the game with 31 seconds to play on a three-pointer.

ALUMNI DAY

Today the Eagles will host over 50 alumni prior to the game vs. Wake Forest. The team will host a pre-game reception in the Shea Room. The 1988-89 team will be honored during a timeout, while the full core of alumni will be introduced at halftime. The second half there will be a special presentation to a former manager, Bobby Bannano, for all his work with the teams in the early years as well as his continued commitment to BC Athletics.

GOTTSTEIN HOLDEN HONORED

On Thursday afternoon the ACC introduced the 2014 Conference Legends honorees and Boston College will be represented by Becky Gottstein Holden ’03. The Eagles forward finished her career with 1,490 points, 884 rebounds and averaged 15.2 points her senior season. Holden was a Kodak District I All-American and to the All-Big East First team. Advancing to the Sweet Sixteen in the 2003 NCAA Tournament for the first time in the program's history, Boston College defeated Old Dominion and Vanderbilt before losing to eventual champion Connecticut. Holden was also named Boston College’s 2002-03 Female Eagle of the Year, the highest award bestowed upon a student-athlete.

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GAME NOTES

  • Kat Copper hit five three’s vs. Duke on Sunday. It marked the second time the junior forward hit five three’s in a game. The first came vs. UNH in December.
  • The combination of Kristen Doherty and Katie Zenevitch are sixth set of teammates to reach 1,000 points. The last set of teammates to reach the 1,000 point plateau was Carolyn Swords ’11 and Stefanie Murphy ’11. 
  • Freshman Emilee Daley played 23 minutes and had eight points at NC State. The Eagles freshman forward missed the month of Dec. with an injury.
  • Sophomore Karima Gabriel played a season-high 11 minutes and grabbed six boards and scored two points on foul shots against NC State.
  • BC shot 81 percent from the foul line (17-for-21) against NC State. It marked the ninth game that BC has shot over 80 percent from the charity stripe.
  • The Eagles hit 13 three’s vs. NC State on Thursday. The program record is 14, which the Eagles hit against UNH in December.
  • Boston College matched a season-high 16 offensive rebounds against NC State. Karima Gabriel led BC with four, while Zenevitch had three.
  • Remember to continue to follow the Eagles on Twitter/@bc_wbb or Coach Erik Johnson at - @BC_CoachJohnson
  • Fans interested in obtaining a 2013-14 Women’s Basketball Media Guide can purchase one in the BC Communications Office for $10 during office house (9-5 p.m.).

LAST TIME OUT

Boston College lost to No. 23 NC State, 85-76, despite a season-high 23 points from Kelly Hughes and 19 from Katie Zenevitch. NC State won the game in the paint as the Wolfpack outscored the Eagles, 30-14, in the paint. The combination of Markeisha Gatling and Kody Burke combined for 51 points and 19 rebounds. BC shot 38 percent from the floor on the night, while NC State opened up the game by hitting the first five shots. The Pack shot 48 percent from the field. Both teams had 12 turnovers and 19 assists. The Pack won the battle of the boards, 35-33. Boston College played without starting forward Kat Cooper, who was injured in the North Carolina game last Sunday.

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