Women's Basketball at Brandeis
Monday, December 4—6 p.m.
Red Auerbach Arena—Waltham, Mass.
Babson and Brandeis will meet for the 47th time on Monday night in a series that dates back to the 1975-76 season. The Beavers are 24-22 all-time against the Judges and have won six straight in the series going back to 2009.
Giovanna Pickering '17 scored a game-high 23 points and sophomore Vanessa Onwe added 13 on 6-of-7 shooting to lift the Beavers to a 75-68 victory over Brandeis on December 5, 2016, in Babson Park. Paris Hodges finished with 19 points and nine rebounds for the Judges, who fell behind by as many as 14 in the first quarter.
LAST BRANDEIS WIN
Jessica Chapin poured in 33 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to help the Judges defeat Babson, 68-58, on November 17, 2009, in Babson Park. Nicki Wurdeman '12 scored 23 points on 9-of-13 shooting to lead the Beavers.
SCOUTING THE JUDGES
Brandeis (4-2) has won four of its last five games after easing past Salem State, 68-48, last Tuesday. Sophomore Katie Goncalo finished with 18 points and eight rebounds and junior Sarah Jaromin added 13 points for the Judges, who scored 21 points off of 17 Vikings' turnovers. Goncalo (11.2 pts, 4.0 reb) has reached double figures in three of the last four games, first-year Jillian Petrie is averaging 8.3 points and 5.5 rebounds, and sophomore Hannah Nicholson (7.8 pts, 8.3 reb) is shooting 47.8 percent from the floor. Brandeis has limited its first six opponents to just 0.73 points per possession.
SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
Babson (4-1) has won back-to-back games following a 98-60 rout of Clark on Saturday afternoon. Junior Payton Ouimette finished with 14 points and 12 rebounds and sophomore Emily Bonifacic added 11 points for the Beavers, who outscored the Cougars 48-20 in the paint. Ouimette (12.4 pts, 11.0 reb) has posted three double-doubles, junior Tea Spellacy (10.2 pts, 3.8 ast) has reached double figures in three straight contests, and senior Brenna LeGacy is contributing 9.0 points while shooting 51.3 percent from the floor. The Green and White is shooting 43.2 percent through five games and averaging 17.6 offensive rebounds per outing.
GETTING AFTER IT ON THE GLASS
Since getting outrebounded in a one-point win over Framingham State on November 18, the Beavers have outrebounded their last three opponents by and average of 22.3 caroms. Additionally, the Green and White is averaging 20.7 offensive boards during this stretch.
SUCCESS ON THE ROAD
Babson is 15-2 over its last 17 road games going back to January 20, 2016. The Beavers only two losses in an opposing gym came last season at Amherst, which went on to win the Division III national championship.
STEPPING UP AS A STARTER
Junior Katherine Tamulionis, who averaged 7.5 in a pair of NCAA Tournament starts last winter, is producing up 11.3 points, 3.7 assists and 3.3 rebounds in 28.3 minutes since joining the starting lineup prior to the Connecticut College game on November 26.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
The Beavers have won 18 consecutive games when shooting 40 percent or better from the floor.