Feb. 4, 2006
CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson women’s basketball team will play host to ACC newcomer and 23rd-ranked (AP) Boston College on Sunday, Feb. 5 at 4:00 PM. The Lady Tigers are 8-13 overall with a 2-5 record in conference play, while the Eagles have a 16-6 overall record and a 3-4 mark in ACC action. Sunday’s game will be televised on the Regional Sports Network (FSN South, FSN Florida, CSN and New England Sports Network) with announcers Mike Hogewood and Debbie Antonelli, and the Clemson Tiger Sports Network will broadcast the game on the airwaves with Don Munson and Kanetra Queen.
Maxienne White continues to lead the Clemson squad in both scoring and rebounding, as she averages 10.3 points and 6.7 rebounds per game. Amanda Frist is also averaging nearly 10 points per game after posting double figures in seven of the Lady Tigers’ last nine games. Julie Talley and Tasha Phillips are averaging better than nine points per game as well, and Phillips also ranks second on the team in rebounds, pulling down an average of 4.9 per game. Sophomore point guard Tasha Taylor has handed out 124 assists in the Lady Tigers’ 21 games for a 5.9 assist per game ratio that is listed second in the conference and 11th in the nation.
Scouting the Eagles The Boston College Eagles are coming off of a Thursday night victory over Wake Forest, 77-63, that improved their overall record to 16-6 and their conference mark to 3-4. The Eagles are currently ranked 23rd by the AP and #22 in the ESPN/USA Today poll.
Brooke Queenan leads Boston College in both the scoring and rebounding columns, as she is averaging 14.4 points and 8.5 rebounds per game. Queenan is shooting 51.6% from the field and has a 75.4% from the foul line (46-61). Kindyll Dorsey ranks second on the team with a 10.7 scoring average and Kathrin Ress is also averaging just over 10 points per game.
As a team, the Eagles are averaging 69.5 points per game while shooting 48.2% from the field. Boston College has been to the free throw line 373 times this season and has converted 283 of those attempts for a .759 percentage. The Eagles are also pulling down an average of 39.9 rebounds per game, compared to just over 30 per game for their opponents.
The Series Sunday afternoon’s match-up between Clemson and Boston College will be just the second meeting in history between the two schools. The Lady Tigers won a 55-52 decision over the Eagles at the Dartmouth Tournament in Hanover, NH during the 1996-97 season.
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