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Game Preview: Women's Basketball at Wellesley

Game Preview: Women's Basketball at Wellesley

Women's Basketball at Wellesley
Wednesday, February 13 | 7 p.m.
Dorothy Towne Fieldhouse | Wellesley, Mass.

THE SERIES
• Babson and Wellesley will meet for the 67th time on Wednesday in a series that dates back to the 1976-77 campaign. The Beavers are 51-15 all-time against the Blue and have won 21 of the last 22 matchups between the programs.

LAST MEETING
• Senior Payton Ouimette finished with 14 points and 16 rebounds to help the Beavers edge Wellesley, 43-37, on January 11, 2018, in Babson Park.
• Senior Elizabeth Lane and sophomore Nicole Hiller added nine and eight points, respectively, for the Beavers. Kayla Jang scored a game-high 15 points for the Blue, which shot just 27.5 percent.

LAST WELLELSEY WIN
• Natalie Anderson scored 10 points and the Blue went 7-of-13 from three-point range to defeat visiting Babson, 55-45, on January 29th, 2014.
• Leslie Leong and Katie Shulenberger chipped in with nine points apiece for Wellesley, while Linnett Graber '16 had a game-high 12 points for the Beavers, who shot just 32.7 percent.

SCOUTING THE BLUE
• Wellesley (8-13, 5-10 NEWMAC) has dropped three straight and eight of its last 10 games overall after suffering a 49-40 loss to Coast Guard on Saturday.
• Sophomore Alyssa Cho finished with 13 points and rebounds, while junior Emily Kopp added 10 points and three assists for the Blue, which went 0-of-13 from three-point range.
• Junior Caitlin Aguirre (13.9 pts, 4.0 reb, 2.4 ast) has scored in double figures in 10 of the last 12 games, Cho (9.6 pts, 6.2 reb) lead the team in rebounding, and Kopp (8.3 pts, 4.1 reb) is shooting 47.4 percent on the year.
• Wellesley is allowing just 55.3 points in league play and ranks second in the NEWMAC forcing 22.3 turnovers per game.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
• Babson (19-4, 12-2 NEWMAC), which debuted at fifth in last week's regional rankings, is coming off a 70-57 win over Springfield on Saturday.
• Ouimette scored 17 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, while junior Katherine Tamulionis added 16 points and three assists for the Beavers, who put four players in double figures.
• Ouimette (15.0 pts, 11.5 reb, 2.4 ast) lead the NEWMAC with 14 double-doubles, junior b(11.0 pts, 6.9 reb) is shooting 51.6 percent on the year, and Tamulionis is contributing 10.7 points and 2.1 assists.
• The Green and White ranks 22nd in Division III in rebounding margin (+10.3) and leads the NEWMAC in scoring offense averaging 73.0 points per game.

TRADITION OF SUCCESS
• The Beavers can clinch at least a share of their fourth consecutive NEWMAC regular season crown for the second time in a 10-year stretch with a win on Wednesday night. Babson, which shared last year's title with Smith and WPI, also captured four straight conference regular season titles from 2009-10 to 2012-13.
• Entering the final week of the regular season, the Green and White is a half-game ahead of Smith in the league standings and can lock up the top seed in next week's conference tournament with wins over Wellesley and WPI.

CLEANING THE GLASS
• Ouimette, who passed Giovanna Pickering '17 for 20th place on the program's all-time rebounding list in just her 50th game at Babson on Saturday, is one of just six players in school history to pull down at least 260 boards in multiple seasons.
• Ouimette joins Kathleen King '12, who achieved the feat three times, Sarah Collins '13, Nicki Wurdeman '12, Michele Merten '95 and Joanne Choate '90 in this select group.

FINIDING THE RANGE
• Junior Jacqueline Jozefick, who averaged 13.0 points on 55.6 percent shooting in games against Tufts and Springfield last week, is 7-of-12 from three-point range over her last four outings.
• Lane scored a season-high 10 points in Saturday's win against the Pride, which included going 2-of-3 from behind the arc.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS
• The Beavers are 14-0 this season when holding their opponents below 60 points.

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