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St. Joe's Up Next For Women's Basketball




Dec. 28, 2011

Chestnut Hill, MA -

BOSTON COLLEGE vs. ST. JOE'S

Where: Hagan Arena

When: Thursday, Dec. 29

Time: 7 p.m.

Follow: Twitter/bc_wbb or gamestracker on www.bceagles.com

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The Boston College women's basketball team will travel to Philadelphia to play St. Joseph's at Hagan Arena on Thursday, December 29 at 7 p.m. The game can be followed on Twitter/bc_wbb or gametracker at www.bceagles.com.

BC is coming off a home loss to Hampton on Dec. 22 (71-63). BC is now 4-7 on the season. St. Joe's last played on Dec. 22 and defeated UCLA, 64-60. The Hawks are 7-4.

BOSTON COLLEGE vs. ST. JOE'S

• This is the sixth meeting between the two teams.

• BC defeated the Hawks, 86-59, last season in the WNIT Tournament. Kerri Shields led the Eagles with a career-high 26 points, while Carolyn Swords had 21 points and 16 rebounds.

• St. Joe's only win over the Eagles came on Dec. 8, 2006 in a 58-54 loss.

JESUIT COLLEGE SPOTLIGHT

The matchup between Boston College and St. Joseph's is part of the nationwide Jesuit Basketball Spotlight project, using Jesuit basketball to raise awareness of Jesuit education. Both BC and St. Joseph's are Jesuit schools.

The Jesuit Basketball Spotlight project highlights more than 90 games this season between men's and women's teams from the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities across the United States. Each of the 28 is dedicated to strong academics and teaching women and men to serve others and live a faith that does justice.

Jesuit, Catholic colleges and universities in the United States have more than 200,000 students currently and more than 1.7 million living alumni. The Jesuit educational mission began in Europe approximately 500 years ago.

LAST TIME OUT

• Boston College lost to Hampton, 71-63, at Conte Forum. The Eagles are now 4-7.

• Sophomore Tiffany Ruffi n had 15 points and four assists, while Katie Zenevitch notched her first double-double of the year with 13 points and 10 rebounds.

• BC shot a season-high 47.8 percent from the fl oor.

• Boston College held a five point lead at the half, 35-30.

• BC continued to turn the ball over as the Eagles committed 21 turnovers.

• Hampton held the edge on the boards, 40-30. The Eagles were out-rebounded on the offensive boards, 21-7.

THE 2011-12 EAGLES

Katie Zenevitch is currently 21-for-25 (84%) from the free throw line this season. The team is shooting 78 percent from the line.

• BC has had six different starting lineups this season. The most consistent lineup has been the lineup of Kerri Shields, Kristen Doherty, Katie Zenevitch, Shayra Brown and Tiffany Ruffin.

• Freshman Joy Caracciolo has started the last two games. Her first career start came in the win over Holy Cross on Dec. 18.

• Freshman Victoria Lesko played a season-high 14 minutes vs. Holy Cross on Sunday, Dec. 18.

• Junior Kerri Shields, who was named to the 2011-12 Jesuit Team Watch List, went 2-for-5 from the 3-point line vs. Hampton. She now has 19 three-pointers this season. Shields has made 140 career three-pointers, which places her seventh on the all-time program list. Kindyll Dorsey `07 is in the sixth spot with 151 three's.

• Boston College is currently averaging 61.4 points a game, while giving up 63.3 ppg.

Katie Zenevitch notched her first double-double of the season vs. Hampton (13 pts, 10 rebs.). She now has two career double-doubles. She has notched double-figures in rebounds twice this season.

Kerri Shields leads BC in minutes played at 30.7. Katie Zenevitch is second at 28.6 minutes per game, while Kristien Doherty is third at 28.2 minutes a game. In the last two games, Shields, Zenevitch and Tiffany Ruffin are each averaging 32 plus minutes a game.

IN THE ACC

Katie Zenevitch is fifth in the ACC in free throw percentage (84%), while Shayra Brown is ninth (79.5%). The team leads the ACC in the category with a 77.1 percentage.

Kerri Shields is fourth in the conference in three-pointers made with 17.

LAST THREE GAMES

• BC is 1-2 in the last three games. The Eagles defeated Holy Cross but lost to Boston University and Hampton.

• The team is shooting 46 percent from the floor and averaging 64 ppg.

Tiffany Ruffin leads the team in scoring with a 15.0 points per game. In the three games, Katie Zenevitch is averaging 13.3 points and nine rebounds a game.

• The Eagles are averaging 30.3 rebounds in the last three games. Katie Zenevitch has grabbed 27 boards in the run.

• BC is just 13-for-37 from the three-point line in the last three games. Kerri Shields has hit eight of the 13 from long range for the Eagles.

• The Eagles are shooting 83.7 percent from the foul line in the last three games. Katie Zenevitch is 10-for-11, while Shayra Brown is 12-for-14.

• BC has had 50 turnovers in three games. The Eagles had 21 vs. Hampton.

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