Feb. 22, 2012
The Boston College women's basketball team will take the court again on Thursday, Feb. 23 as the Eagles host NC State at Conte Forum (7 p.m.).
The Eagles are coming off a tough road loss to No. 20/22 Georgia Tech, 85-48, at the Gwinnett Arena in Duluth, GA. Boston College was led by Katie Zenevitch with 11 points and Shayra Brown added 10. Kristen Doherty had nine points, five rebounds and four assists. BC is now 7-20 overall and 2-12 in the conference.
BC (7-20, 2-12) vs. NC STATE (15-13, 4-10)
This is the 15th game between Boston College and NC State. The Wolfpack lead the head-to-head series, 8-6.
The two teams met earlier this season in Raleigh. The Eagles lost, 80-57, despite 17 points and five rebounds from Kristen Doherty.
BC head coach Sylvia Crawley is 4-4 against NC State since she arrived at the Heights in the 2008-09 season.
BC vs. NC STATE
|(6-8)||H: 4-1||A: 2-6||N: 0-1|
CRUSH CANCER 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 team will wear pink Under Armour shirts with Clare's No. 15 on the sleeve.
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 lost to No. 20/22 Georgia Tech, 85-48, at the Gwinnett Arena in Duluth, Georgia on Sunday, Feb. 19. Sophomore Katie Zenevitch led BC with 11 points and four rebounds, while Shayra Brown added 10 points. Sophomore Kristen Doherty also added nine points, five rebounds and four assists.
Boston College shot just 39 percent from the floor and committed 17 turnovers.
Junior Kerri Shields did not start for the first time in two seasons (58 straight games) against Clemson on Feb. 16. Shields sat so BC could start the only senior on the team - Marissa Mello - in the Eagles Senior Night Event. Shields' now has 61 career starts and has played in 92 career games.
The Eagles have gone small the last five games - Shields/Mello, Tessah Holt, Tiffany Ruffin, Kristen Doherty and Katie Zenevitch.
Sophomore guard Tessah Holt has started the last seven games.
BC has started four sophomores in 14 games this season. There has been 13 different starting lineups.
Eleven times BC has started three sophomores, a freshman and one junior.
Kristen Doherty has been filling the statistics sheet for the Eagles all season. The sophomore from New York averaged 15 points, 6.3 rebounds and 2.3 steals last week. To add to her successful sophomore campaign, Doherty had a key steal and layup in the final 30 seconds of the Eagles win over Clemson last week. Doherty is currently averaging 9.9 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.6 steals a game. She is shooting 40 percent from the floor and leads the team in steals (39).
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. Zenevitch also had double-doubles against Hampton and St. Joe's. She has four in her career.
SHE'S A STARTER
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 4.9 points and 3.0 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.
ACC-BIG TEN CHALLENGE
BC lost to Wisconsin, 58-50, on Nov. 30 at the ACC-Big Ten Challenge. The Eagles are now 2-2 in the challenge.
The Eagles have defeated Iowa (72-67, 2009) and Penn St. (113-104, 2010). The only losses are against Minnesota in 2008 (80-60) and now Wisconsin.
Last season, Boston College defeated Penn State, 113-104, in OT at home. Jaclyn Thoman had a career-high 25 points, while Stefanie Murphy notched a double-double (20 pts., 11 rebs.).
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 four rebounds form 300 career boards.
Kerri Shields is just 13 points away from 700 career points. She needs just 16 more three's to move into third place on the all-time list at BC.
Katie Zenevitch notched her 400th career point against Georgia Tech on Feb. 19. She is now just 24 rebounds from 300 career boards.
LAST FOUR GAMES
BC is 2-2. The Eagles defeated Virginia Tech and Clemson but lost to No. 5/5 Duke and No. 20/22 Georgia Tech.
Sophomore Kristen Doherty continues to be the Eagles most consistent player. She averaged 14 points, six rebounds and has nine steals in the run. She is also 7-for-13 from the three-point line as well as shooting 52 percent from the floor in the run.
Katie Zenevitch is averaging 10.8 points, 4.5 rebounds and has nine assists in the last four games. She is also shooting 50 percent from the floor and 66.7 from the three-point line.
Boston College is averaging 57.5 points per game in the run. They are shooting 40 percent from the floor and from the 3-point line. The Eagles are only shooting 65.5 percent from the foul line in the last four games.
BC is still getting beat on the boards. The Eagles lost the battle of the boards, 135-115.
The starting lineup in the last three of the last four games has been Tessah Holt, Tiffany Ruffin, Kristen Doherty, Kerri Shields (Marissa Mello) and Katie Zenevitch. As a starting lineup, the five has averaged 41.7 points, 17.0 rebounds, 12.3 assists and three steals.
IN THE ACC
Boston College leads the ACC in free throw shooting percentage at 76.8.
The team is fifth in the league in three-pointers made with 129.
Katie Zenevitch is 26th in the league in scoring (10.3 ppg), while she is 17th in rebounding (6.2). Zenevitch is also seventh in the conference in field goal percentage (50.0).
Kristen Doherty is 29th in the conference in scoring (9.9 ppg).
Shayra Brown is eighth in the league in free throw percentage (77.1). She is 74-for-96 (77.1%).
In three-pointers made, Kerri Shields is fourth in the conference (47).
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 has led the Eagles in scoring seven times and has notched double-figures 11 times this season.
Kristen Doherty has notched double-figures in scoring 12 times this season, including three of the last four games. She has led BC in scoring seven times this season.
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 13 games this season. Katie Zenevitch has led BC in rebounding in 10 games.
Tiffany Ruffin has led BC in assists in nine games, while Tessah Holt has been the leader in assists in six games.
Kerri Shields has hit 47 three's. It is the fourth highest total number of three-pointers made by a junior in program history.