Women's Basketball Prepares for No. 10 Maryland
Feb. 2, 2013
College Park, MD - GAME #21
BOSTON COLLEGE (9-11, 3-6 ACC) AT NO. 9/10 MARYLAND (17-3, 8-1)
WHEN: SUNDAY, FEB. 3, 2013
WHERE: COMCAST CENTER - COLLEGE PARK, MD
TIME: 1 p.m.
Boston College is coming off an 81-69 ACC victory over NC State at Conte Forum on Thursday night. The Eagles victory pushed their ACC record to 3-6 and 9-11 overall. Boston College will now travel to College Park to play No. 9/10 Maryland at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 3. Senior Kerri Shields led BC with a season-high 20 points while junior Kristen Doherty and Tessah Holt added 16 points apiece. Junior Katie Zenevitch added 10 points, eight rebounds and a season-high five assists.
In the In the month of January, BC had three ACC wins. Earlier this month, BC defeated Virginia Tech and Clemson - it marked the first time BC earned two straight road wins since joining the ACC in 2005.
BC vs. #9/10 MARYLAND
This will be the 15th meeting between Boston College and Maryland. The Terps lead the overall series, 12-2.
The first meeting between BC and Maryland took place on Jan. 5, 2006 when the Eagles lost by three points, 67-64, at Conte Forum.
The last win for Boston College was on Jan. 13, 2011. The Eagles defeated the Terps, 78-69, at the Comcast Center. Boston College was led by Stefanie Murphy with 17 points, while Carolyn Swords and Jaclyn Thoman added 13 apiece. Then freshman Kristen Doherty and then-sophomore Kerri Shields added nine points apiece in the win.
Katie Zenevitch is shooting 51 percent from the floor. She also leads the ACC and team in free throw shooting percentage (87%).
Kerri Shields leads the ACC in 3-pointers made with 50. She is second in 3-pointers made in program history with 212 long range shots.
Kristen Doherty has led BC in scoring since ACC play has begun with 15.7 points per game. She is also the Eagles second leading rebounder and No. 1 in steals.
Tessah Holt is shooting 81 percent from the foul line. She notched a season-high 16 points vs. NC State and made 5-of-6 from the foul line.
Nicole Boudreau leads the Eagles in minutes played and is second on the team and ACC in 3-pointers made with 47. She is second among all ACC freshmen in scoring (11.8 ppg.) and first in three's made (47).
LAST THREE GAMES
BC is 1-2 in the last three games.
The Eagles are shooting just 35.8 percent from the floor and have averaged 12.7 turnovers a game.
Boston College has lost the battle on the boards, 121-95.
BC is shooting 26.9 percent from the three-point line but 82.9 percent from the foul line.
Freshman Alexa Coulombe is averaging six points, two rebounds and shooting 71 percent from the floor.
Senior Kerri Shields has built a reputation as a long range shooter. The guard from Drexel Hill, PA made the biggest shot of her career but it was not from the three-point line. Shields hit a layup with 4.8 seconds to play in a win over Rutgers, 58-56, on Dec. 2. Shields finished with 11 points and hit two three's in the second half which helped BC build a 10 point lead.
Shields had a team-leading 20 points in the win over NC State on Thursday. She shot 7-for-13 from the floor and 4-for-7 from long range. Against UVA on Jan. 24, the senior had 15 points. Shields scored 13 points in the loss to Duke, the most points she has scored vs. Duke in four seasons.
The Eagles sharp-shooting guard leads the team and the ACC in three-pointers made with 50. She is shooting 43.7 percent from the floor and 38.2 percent from the 3-point arc.
Shields' has scored in double-figures in scoring, 15 out of the 20 games played.
She has hit five three's in a game three times this season - FSU, Hampton and Portland. She has nailed 3-or-more three's in 10 games this season, including four vs. NC State.
The Eagles guard took over second place on the all-time list at BC for three's made. She now has 222 career three-pointers.
NY WAY OF MIND
Junior Kristen Doherty, who hails from Holtsville, NY, has notched double-figures in scoring in 11 straight games. She has led BC in scoring and rebounds in six games this season.
Doherty had 16 points, seven boards and three steals in the win over NC State and against No. 4/5 Duke on Jan. 27, Doherty led BC with 14 points. Against UVA, Doherty had 12 points and a team-leading seven rebounds.
Since ACC play has begun, Doherty leads BC in scoring (15.3 ppg.). She is also second in rebounds (5.6 rpg.) and assists (2.4 apg.) including a career-high nine vs. Wake Forest.
The 5-foot-10 forward has led BC in steals the last two seasons. This season Doherty is first on the team with 33. She has 146 career thefts, enough for 10th on the all-time list. Three more assists and Doherty will be tied in eight with two BC greats - Nicole Conway '02 and Jessalyn Deveny '05 - with 149 steals. Her career-high in steals in a single game is six vs. three teams (Dartmouth, Vermont, UNC-Wilmington). Her season-high this year is five against Sacred Heart.
Kristen Doherty has reached double-figures in scoring in the last 11 games. Since ACC play began, Doherty is averaging 15.3 points and 5.7 rebounds per game. She led BC in scoring vs. Duke with 14 points; including hitting two three's and went 4-for-4 from the free throw line. Against UVA, Doherty went 8-for-8 from the foul line, setting a new career mark for most FT's made in a game.
Kerri Shields (50) and Nicole Boudreau (47) are 1-and-2 in the ACC in 3-pointers made. Shields' is now 51st in the country in 3-pointers made, while Boudreau dropped to 85th. The senior guard is also 50th in 3-pt. FG%. Shields' is sixth in program history for the most three's made by a senior. The all-time record is 96 set by Cal Bouchard in 2000. Boudreau is now second on the freshman all-time list with 47. She needs two more long range shots to pass Clare Droesch, who hit 48 in the 2001-02 season.
Katie Zenevitch is 19th in the country and first in the ACC in free throw percentage (87.1%).
BC has made 138 three-pointers this season, 33 more than its opponents.
The win against NC State on Jan. 31 was the Eagles first ACC home victory this season. BC's last home win against an ACC team came last season vs. Clemson on Feb. 16 in a 56-53 battle.