Dec. 6, 2011
Chestnut Hill, MA -
MASSACHUSETTS AT BOSTON COLLEGE
WED., DECEMBER 7, 2011 - 7 P.M.
CONTE FORUM, CHESTNUT HILL, MA
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The Boston College women's basketball team hosts Massachusetts on Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. at Conte Forum in a battle between in-state Division 1 programs.
The Eagles are currently 2-4 after a tough road loss to Dayton, 69-60, on Sunday, Dec. 4. UMass is 1-6 and has not played since Dec. 1. The Minutewomen (1-6) have dropped their last two games by a combined six points. UMass will be looking for its first win over BC since the 2007 season.
BC vs. UMASS
This will be the 14th meeting between the two teams.
Boston College leads the series, 9-4.
Last season Boston College defeated the Minutewomen, 93-80, behind 19 points and 16 rebounds from Stefanie Murphy and 20 points from Carolyn Swords.
The first meeting between BC and UMass came on Dec. 12, 1981. The Minutewomen earned a 55-41 victory.
The Eagles have won the seven of the last eight games.
BC head coach Sylvia Crawley is 2-0 vs. UMass.
The Eagles are currently averaging 59.7 points per game, while UMass is averaging 58.6 ppg.
UMass is coming off a 55-52 loss to George Mason on Dec. 1. Shakia Robinson leads the team in scoring with a 12.7 average, while Jasmine Watson is averaging 12.1 points per game.
LAST TIME OUT
Boston College lost at Dayton, 69-60, in a non-conference game on December 4. The Eagles are currently 2-4 on the season.
Kristen Doherty led the Eagles with 12 points and five boards, while Shayra Brown added 11 points and five boards. Junior transfer Alyssa Fressle came off the bench and scored 10 points in the loss.
BC shot 37.9 percent from the floor, while Dayton shot 40.7. Both teams had 17 turnovers.
BC shot just 55 percent from the foul line. The Eagles missed eight freebies in the second half, while Dayton (78.9% in game) went 4-for-6 down the stretch.
Dayton held a 27-23 halftime lead. The lead changed seven times, while the two teams were tied six times.
IN STATE RECORD
Head Coach Sylvia Crawley is 10-1 against Division 1 teams from Massachusetts.
In the 2010-11 season Boston College went undefeated against all in-state teams. BC defeated Massachusetts, Harvard, Holy Cross, Boston University and Northeastern.
THE 2011-12 EAGLES
Tessah Holt is currently 15-for-16 (93.8%) from the foul line, which is ninth in the nation. Katie Zenevitch is 12-for-13 (92.3%) from the line. The team is shooting 75.9 percent.
Kristen Doherty and Alyssa Fressle lead the team in steals with eight apiece.
Junior Kerri Shields, who was named to the 2011-12 Jesuit Team Watch List, hit two three's against Dayton in the final two minutes of play. She has hit seven in the last three games.
Senior Marissa Mello joined the team on Nov. 21. Mello was a member of the women's soccer team which advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament. The team lost to No. 1 Stanford on Nov. 20 in a 2-0 battle.
Kristen Doherty has led the Eagles in rebounding three times this season.
BC's next game is at Hartford on Saturday, Dec. 10 at 2 p.m.
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