Women's Basketball To Host Holy Cross on Saturday Eagles-Crusaders set for Saturday at 5 p.m.
Junior Kat Cooper scored a career-high 21 points in the win over UNH on Sunday, Dec. 15. The Eagles will now host Holy Cross on Saturday at 5.
Dec. 20, 2013
Chestnut Hill, Mass. -
BOSTON COLLEGE vs. HOLY CROSS
WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 21
TIME: 5 p.m.
WHERE: Conte Forum
Boston College has improved to 6-5 after earning a, 65-45, victory over New Hampshire on Sunday afternoon. BC was led by junior Kat Cooper, who scored a career-high 21 points. Cooper hit a career-high five three-pointers in the win. Freshman Kelly Hughes hit four three's on the way to 12 points, while Kristen Doherty had 12 points, seven rebounds.
The Eagles will host Holy Cross on Saturday afternoon at 5 p.m. at Conte Forum. BC leads the overall series, 26-8.
This will be the 35th meeting between the two Jesuit Schools.
The matchup between Boston College and Holy Cross is just one of many this season between the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities across the United States. Dedicated to academic rigor, research, faith and serving others, Jesuit, Catholic education stands at the intersection of minds, hearts and souls. Alumni at the game tonight are just some of the more than 2 million Jesuit graduates in America.
The rivalry began on Feb. 17, 1979 when BC earned a, 72-41, victory at home. BC has won the last 15 games between the two teams. Last season, Boston College defeated Holy Cross, 71-52, on Nov. 13. BC was led by Nicole Boudreau with 21 points and Kerri Shields with 14. Kristen Doherty had eight points, seven rebounds and three steals in the win.
Freshman Kelly Hughes was named ACC Rookie of the Week on Monday afternoon. Hughes shot 50 percent from the 3-point line and averaged 13 points and 7.2 rebounds in the past two wins.
After today's game, BC will be off until Sunday, Dec, 29 when the Eagles travel to play at Providence at 3 p.m. The game will be carried by FoxSports1. It will be the first meeting between the two former Big East foes since Jan 24, 2005. The Friars lead the overall series against Boston College, 30-19.
Boston College is 3-0 in the last three games. The Eagles are 3-1 in the month of December with the only loss at Wisconsin on Dec. 5.
The Eagles are shooting 40.5 percent from the floor.
BC is shooting 41.2 percent from long range.
The Eagles have out-rebounded the last three opponents, 92-70. The team is also averaging 16.3 assists per game.
BC has outscored the last three opponents, 193-137.
Kat Cooper is averaging 13.7 points in the last three games, while Kristen Doherty is averaging 12.7 points and a team-high 7.3 rebounds.
Katie Zenevitch and Kelly Hughes are both averaging 10.7 points. Zenevitch had grabbed 21 rebounds, while Hughes has 20 in the last three games.
Nicole Boudreau is averaging six points, six rebounds and has a team-high seven steals. She is also second on the team in assists (11) in the last three games.
Boston College is 4-1 at home this season. The Eagles only loss came in the season opener vs. then No. 3 Stanford University on Nov 9.
At Conte Forum, Boston College is averaging 70.6 points per game and shooting 44.7 percent from long range. Kristen Doherty is averaging a team-high 14.6 point per game on the Conte Forum court.
Kate Zenevitch has picked up her game since coming back from Cancun, Mexico. The Eagles center is averaging 12.2 points and 7.0 rebounds in the last five games. She is shooting 63.9 percent from the floor in that run. A native of Methuen, MA, Zenevitch is just 88 points away from the 1,000 point plateau.
Junior Lauren Engeln has led BC in assists in six of 11 games this season. She leads the team with 3.9 assist per game average. She set a career-high of seven against FIU on Nov. 21.
This is Boston College's 41st season in program history. The Eagles first became a varsity program at the Heights in the 1972-73 season under the direction of Maureen Enos. Erik Johnson is the seventh coach to take over the helm for the BCWBB program.
BC made 14 three-pointers in the win over UNH on Dec. 15. It tied the program record set on Jan 9, 2011 against North Carolina.
THIS DAY IN HISTORY
In the 2005-06 season, Boston College defeated Niagara, 101-49, at Conte Forum on Dec. 21. In that game, Brooke Queenan had 20 points and 12 rebounds and the team had 29 assists. It was the first time BC had scored 100 points in a game since the 1997 season when BC defeated Maris, 104-60.
BC fans can purchase tickets to Saturday's game against Holy Cross at the gate.
The 2013-14 Women's Basketball Media Guide is available for fans to purchase. Those interested can go to the BC Media Suite on the third floor of Conte Forum, above the ticket office. All guides are $10.
Boston College's game at Providence on Dec. 29 will be aired live on FoxSports1.