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Women's Basketball Hosts Clemson on Play 4Kay Night

The Eagles will also celebrate senior night on Thursday vs. Clemson. BC will honor senior guard Marissa Mello prior to the game.

The Eagles will also celebrate senior night on Thursday vs. Clemson. BC will honor senior guard Marissa Mello prior to the game.

Feb. 15, 2012

Boston College vs. Clemson

WHEN: Tonight, Feb. 16, 2012

WHERE: Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA

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The Boston College women's basketball team is coming off an exciting 64-60 victory over Virginia Tech on the road. The Eagles improved to 6-19 on the season and picked up their first ACC victory in Blacksburg, VA. Sophomore center Katie Zenevitch shot 4-for-5 from beyond the arc and finished with 17 points while Kerri Shields notched 15 points, while hitting 5-for-8 from the three-point line. Tessah Holt hit four free throws in the final minute to seal the victory for BC.

Boston College hosts Clemson on Thursday, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. at Conte Forum. The Tigers are currently 6-17 overall and 2-10 in the ACC.

It is BC's Play4Kay Night. Admission is free if you wear pink. The team will wear pink Under Armour Play 4Kay t-shirts with Clare Droesch's No. 15 on the sleeve. The Eagles will also hold Senior Night prior to the game. BC will honor senior guard Marissa Mello along with team managers Genevieve Dusing and Karissa Scano.

BC vs. CLEMSON
• This is the eighth game between Boston College and Clemson. BC leads the head-to-head series, 5-2.
• BC is 3-0 against the Tigers at Conte Forum. Clemson has a 2-1 advantage against BC while at home.
• BC head coach Sylvia Crawley is 3-1 against Clemson since arriving at the Heights in 2008.
• Last season, Boston College defeated Clemson, 78-49, behind 13 points and eight boards from Carolyn Swords and 14 points from Jaclyn Thoman while Korina Chapman added 12 points.

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CRUSH FUND FOR CLARE
• Recently the Boston college women's basketball program learned some upsetting news about of its family members. Clare Droesch, who played at BC from 2001-2005, was recently diagnosed with cancer. The CRUSH CANCER FUND FOR CLARE was set up through the Rockaway non-profit organization, the Graybeards.
• The BC women's basketball team will sport pink shirts and Clare's No. 15 logo will adorn each jersey.
• To donate go to www.graybeards.com/index/donations - add to card and click on Clare's photo.
• This week the BC website started an online auction with three items. All proceeds from this auction will go to Clare's medical expenses. To view this week's items go to - - http://bceagles.cstvauctions.com/gallery.cfm. This week's items include a hockey stick signed by the 2010 BC men's national championship hockey team, a signed Chicago Sky ball and photo signed by former BC alum Carolyn Swords and a rare Doug Flutie signed lithograph. • There are two Facebook pages dedicated to fundraising for Clare. The one is Boston is run by BC alum Nicole Conway and you can find information at Clare's Boston Fundraiser. The one in New York is hosted by Clare's friends in Rockaway and it is - Friends of Crush Cancer Fund for Clare.

LAST TIME OUT
• Boston College defeated Virginia Tech, 64-60, in Blacksburg, Virginia. It marked the Eagles first ACC win and road win of the season. Katie Zenevitch led BC with 17 points and four boards, while Kerri Shields added 15 points (5-for-8 from the 3-point line). Kristen Doherty had 12 points and seven boards, while Tessah Holt hit four free throws in the final minute to seal the win.
• BC shot 43.5 percent from the floor and 47.6 from the three-point arc.
• The Eagles lost the battle of the boards, 34-30. Junior Alyssa Fressle had five rebounds but two key offensive boards which kept the momentum alive late in the second half.

YOUTH MOVEMENT
• Junior Kerri Shields is the only player to have started every game this season.
• The Eagles have gone small the last three games - Shields, Tessah Holt, Tiffany Ruffin, Kristen Doherty and Katie Zenevitch.
• Sophomore guard Tessah Holt has started the last five games.
• BC has started four sophomores in 12 games this season. In 14 games, BC has started at least three sophomores. BC has had 12 different starting lineups this season.
• Eleven times BC has started three sophomores, a freshman and one junior.

ON THE MARK
• BC is 19th in the country and first in the ACC in foul shooting. The Eagles are 312-of-409 from the charity stripe (76.3%).
Tessah Holt nailed four free throws in the final minute of play on Monday against Virginia Tech to seal the win. She is shooting 87.8 percent from the line, while Katie Zenevitch and Alyssa Fressle are both shooting 80 percent, while Tiffany Ruffin is 77.8 percent.

LAST THREE GAMES
• BC is 1-2.
Katie Zenevitch leads BC in both scoring and rebounding in the last three games. She is averaging 16 points and six boards a game. Kristen Doherty is right behind averaging 12.3 points per game and 5.7 rebounds.
• In the last three games BC has hit 20 three-pointers. Kerri Shields has hit seven, while Katie Zenevitch has five from long range. Kristen Doherty is 4-for-7 in the run for an impressive 57.1 percent from the three-point line.
• BC is also shooting 41 percent from the floor and averaging a season-high 62 points per game.
• At the foul line BC has shined all season, shooting 74% in the last three games.
• The starting lineup in the last three games has been Tessah Holt, Tiffany Ruffin, Kristen Doherty, Kerri Shields and Katie Zenevitch. As a starting lineup, the five has averaged 46.7 points, 17.7 rebounds, 12.0 assists and three steals in the last three games. The starting five is also shooting 42 percent from the field, 38.8 percent from the three-point arc and 82 percent from the foul line.

SHE'S A THIEF
• Sophomore Kristen Doherty leads BC in steals with 34 thefts this season. She had three in the win over Virginia Tech, which was the sixth time this season she has notched three steals in a game. Last year she had 69 steals, the most by a Boston College player since Aja Parham had 68 in the 2005 season. Doherty notched her 100th career steal against Duke on Feb. 5.

SEEING DOUBLE
• Sophomore Katie Zenevitch notched her third double-double of the season against Wake Forest. Zenevitch had 20 points and 10 rebounds. She was 9-for-12 from the floor and had three assists and two blocks. In the game vs. No. 10 Maryland, Zenevitch missed a double-double by two points - she finished with eight points and 12 boards. Her previous double-doubles were against Hampton and St. Joe's. She now has four in her career.

EMERGING ROOKIE
• Freshman Joy Caracciolo earned her ninth start against No. 9/10 Maryland on Thursday, Feb. 2. A native of Bristow, Virginia, Caracciolo is averaging 5.1 points and 3.0 rebounds a game. She is shooting 45% from the floor and 73% from the free throw line.
• In the games Caracciolo has started she is averaging 6.6 points per game and 3.2 rebounds. She is also shooting 51 percent from the field and 81 percent from the foul line, while averaging 22.4 minutes a game.

BOMBS AWAY
• The Eagles hit a season-high 10 three-pointers in the win over Virginia Tech on Sunday. Prior to the 10 made vs. the Hokies. Boston College hit nine in the previous game vs. Duke.
• BC shot a season-high 47.6 percent (10-for-21) from the arc against Virginia Tech.
Katie Zenevitch went 4-for-5 from long range. It was Zenevitch's career-high in 3-pointers made in a single game. As a freshman, Zenevitch hit three against UNC and Miami.
Kerri Shields hit 5-of-8 from the arc against Virginia Tech. It was the seventh time this season that Shields hit four-or more three's in a game. It was her first game hitting five from long range. She leads BC with 46 three's this season. She now has 168 from long range, placing her fourth on the all-time list.

MILESTONES
Kristen Doherty passed the 500 point mark after scoring 17 vs. Duke on Thursday. She also grabbed her 100th career steal in the game. Doherty is now 16 rebounds form 300 career boards.
Kerri Shields is just 22 points away from 700 career points. She needs just 17 more three's to move into third place on the all-time list at BC.
Katie Zenevitch is six points from 400 career points and needs just 34 boards for 300 career rebounds.

THE 2011-12 EAGLES
• Sophomore Tiffany Ruffin had eight assists in the win over CCSU on Jan. 2. It was a career-high for Ruffin. Her previous high was six against three different teams in her freshman campaign. Ruffin played 29 minutes vs. Maryland and grabbed a career-high seven rebounds and notched seven points.
• Freshman Kat Cooper played a career-high 21 minutes against Maryland on Thursday. Cooper shot 2-for-10 from the floor, but 2-for-3 from the three-point line. She also had a career-high three assists.
Katie Zenevitch and Kristen Doherty have led BC in scoring six times this season. Shayra Brown has led BC in five games.
Joy Caracciolo is the only freshman to lead BC in scoring this season. She has done it twice - vs. VTech and Maryland.
Kristen Doherty has led BC in rebounding in 11 games this season. Katie Zenevitch has led BC in rebounding in nine games.
Tiffany Ruffin has led BC in assists in nine games, while Tessah Holt has been the leader in assists in five games.
Kerri Shields has hit 46 three's this season. It is the fourth highest total number of three-pointers made by a junior in program history. The record is 84 by Mickel Picco in the 2008-09 season.

SHE'S A STARTER
• Eagles freshman Joy Caracciolo earned her ninth start in the loss to No. 9/10 Maryland on Thursday, Feb. 2. A native of Bristow, Virginia, Caracciolo is averaging 5.1 points and 3.1 rebounds a game. She is shooting 45% from the floor and 75% from the free throw line.
• In the games Caracciolo has started she is averaging 6.6 points per game and 3.2 rebounds. She is also shooting 51 percent from the field and 81 percent from the foul line, while averaging 22.4 minutes a game.

LAST THREE GAMES
• BC is 1-2.
Katie Zenevitch leads BC in both scoring and rebounding in the last three games. She is averaging 16 points and six boards a game. Kristen Doherty is averaging 12.3 points per game and 5.7 rebounds per game.
• In the last three games BC has hit 20 three-pointers. Kerri Shields has hit seven, while Katie Zenevitch has five from long range. Kristen Doherty is 4-for-7 in the run for an impressive 57.1 percent from the three-point line.
• BC is also shooting 41 percent from the floor and averaging a season-high 62 points per game.
• At the foul line BC has shined all season, shooting 74% in the last three games.
• The starting lineup in the last three games has been Tessah Holt, Tiffany Ruffin, Kristen Doherty, Kerri Shields and Katie Zenevitch. As a starting lineup, the five has averaged 46.7 points, 17.7 rebounds, 12.0 assists and three steals in the last three games. The starting five is also shooting 42 percent from the field, 38.8 percent from the three-point arc and 82 percent from the foul line.

WHERE ARE THEY NOW
• Since graduating from BC in the spring of 2011, Carolyn Swords has been on a whirlwind journey. She was in Chicago playing for the Sky through August. Swords headed to Spain in September, where she played for Joventud Mariana until Dec. 20. She then joined Instanbul University in Turkey. On Feb. 12, Swords notched a double-double with 14 points (6-for-7 from the floor) and 15 rebounds in Instanbul's 67-60 loss to Mersin.
Stefanie Murphy was the last cut by the Conn. Sun in June. She is in Hungary playing for Pecs 2010. The team is currently at 17-2 in third place. Murphy is fourth in the league in scoring (16.1 ppg) and third rebounding (8.2 rpg).
Jaclyn Thoman is playing for Rhein Baskets in Langen, Germany. Her team is currently 11-6 and in third place in the Bundesliga 1. Thoman posted a double-double (21 pts., 11 rebs., 5 assists) in Rhein's 85-81 triple overtime win over OKE Panthers on Feb. 11.

NEXT UP
• The Eagles next game will be against Georgia Tech on Sunday, Feb. 19 at The Arena at Gwinnett Center. The game will start at 2 p.m.

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