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.
EVENTS: Alumni Day
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.
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
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.
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.