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Game Preview: Women's Basketball vs. Williams

Game Preview: Women's Basketball vs. Williams

Women's Basketball vs. Williams
Monday, January 28 | 6 p.m.
Staake Gymnasium | Babson Park, Mass.

THE SERIES
• Babson and Williams will meet for the 16th time on Monday night in a series that dates back to 1987. The Beavers are 3-12 all-time against the Ephs and are looking for their first win in the series since 2001.

LAST MEETING
• Giovanna Pickering '17 scored 24 and pulled down 10 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Babson suffered a 61-49 loss at then-17th-ranked Williams on November 22, 2014.
• Ellen Cook led four players in double figures with 15 points and Jane Thompson added 12 points for the Ephs, who took command of the game with an 18-4 run midway through the second half.

LAST BABSON WIN
• Meredith Eddy scored 21 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead the Beavers to a 68-61 win over Williams on December 8, 2001, in Babson Park.

SCOUTING THE EPHS
• Williams (9-10) snapped a three-game losing streak with a 64-61 win at Trinity on Friday night.
• Sophomore Maggie Meehan scored 18 points and classmate Gabby Martin added 13 on 5-of-7 shooting for the Ephs, who shot 51.9 percent in the victory.
• Meehan (13.3 pts, 2.3 ast) has scored in double figures in 11 of the last 14 games, senior Lauren Vostal (9.5 pts, 7.0 reb) leads the squad in rebounding, and junior Emily Chang (9.4 pts, 2.4 reb) has made a team-high 46 three-pointers this winter.
• Williams allows just 59.6 points per game and has held its opponents to 37.9 percent shooting on the year.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
• Babson (16-2) extended its winning streak to 14 games with a 99-28 trouncing of Mount Holyoke on Saturday.
• Seniors Payton Ouimette and Bianca Tomassini both scored 12 points to lead five players in double figures for the Beavers, who took advantage of 45 turnovers by the Lyons.
• Ouimette (14.3 pts, 11.7 reb, 3.1 ast) has recorded 10 double-doubles, junior Katherine Tamulionis (11.6 pts, 2.9 reb) has averaged 17.0 points over the last four games, and classmate Emily Bonifacic (10.8 pts, 6.7 reb) is shooting 52.1 percent on the year.
• Babson is averaging 74.1 points and ranks 12th in Division III with a +12.6 rebounding margin.

STREAKING BEAVERS
• Babson's 14-game winning streak is now the program's longest since 2012 and is the fifth-longest run of victories in school history.
• The Green and White enters Monday's game tied with Vassar and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps for the fifth-longest active winning streak in Division III. Only Thomas More (23 games) and top-ranked Bowdoin, Saint Joseph's (Maine) and Messiah (19) have longer streaks.

READY WHEN CALLED UPON
• Four players came off the bench to score in double figures in Saturday's rout of Mount Holyoke, highlighted by sophomore Shaye Galletta's 11-point, eight-rebound, two-assist performance.
• In addition to Tomassini's 12 points and five steals, sophomores Nicole Hiller and Caroline Owens both added 10 points. First-year Isabel Aguilar also pulled down a career-high 14 rebounds, nine of which came on the offensive end.

THE COMFORTS OF HOME
• The Green and White will play its third straight home game and is in the midst of a stretch that will have them home for six of seven outings.
• Babson has won eight straight games inside Staake Gymnasium and is 10-1 over its last 11 home games dating back to last February.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS
• The Beavers are 11-0 this season when holding the opposition below 60 points.

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