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Game Preview: Women's Basketball vs. Trinity

Game Preview: Women's Basketball vs. Trinity

Women's Basketball vs. Trinity
Tuesday, January 14 | 6 p.m.
Staake Gymnasium | Babson Park, Mass.

SERIES HISTORY
• Babson is 9-6 all-time against Trinity in a series that dates back to 1989.
• The Beavers have won three of their last four matchups with the Bantams although the programs have not played since 2009.

LAST MEETING
• Nicki Wurdeman '12 scored tied for game-high honors with 15 points and Kathleen King '12 posted a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds as Babson defeated Trinity, 54-45, on January 13, 2009, in Hartford, Conn.
• The Beavers opened the second half with an 18-8 run and led by as many as 13 with less than nine minutes to play.
• Claire Arnstein and Kaitlin Ciarleglio scored 15 and 14 points, respectively, for the Bantams.

SCOUTING THE BANTAMS
• Trinity (10-4) snapped a three-game losing streak with a 56-45 win over Colby on Saturday.
• Sophomore Bailey Hyland and senior Pearce Kabari both finished with 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Bantams, who built a 14-point halftime lead against the Mules.
• First-year Bria Fuller (11.6 pts, 3.4 reb) has reached double figures just three times in the last nine contests, Kabari (10.8 pts, 7.1 reb) is shooting 46.2 percent, and Hyland is averaging 10.6 points and 5.7 boards in 14 starts.
• Trinity is allowing just 53.6 points while holding its opponents to just 33.9 percent shooting on the year.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
• Babson (7-5) has won three straight games and is coming off a 64-52 victory at Springfield on Saturday.
• Senior Katherine Tamulionis scored a season-high 19 points on 8-of-11 shooting for the Beavers, who outscored the Pride 12-2 over the final six-plus minutes of the fourth quarter.
• Senior Emily Bonifacic (16.0 pts, 10.3 reb) is shooting 51.8 percent from the floor, first-year Megan Bauman (12.6 pts, 3.7 reb, 3.6 ast) has reached double figures in nine consecutive games, and Tamulionis is contributing 10.9 points and 3.1 rebounds in a team-high 34.1 minutes.
• The Green and White is shooting 40.2 percent as a team and own a +7.6 rebounding margin.

GETTING TO KNOW THE NESCAC
• Tuesday's contest will be the fifth of seven games this season against an opponent from the NESCAC.
• The Beavers suffered losses to then-top-ranked Amherst in November and 12-2 Williams in December before splitting games with Wesleyan (L, 65-57) and Connecticut College (W, 67-56) at the Judy Pearson '85 Memorial Tournament earlier this month.

CONFERENCE HONORS FOR BONIFACIC
• Following back-to-back double-doubles in wins over Clark and Springfield, Bonifacic was tabbed as the NEWMAC Defensive Player of the Week on Monday.
• She averaged 18.5 rebounds with 28 of her 37 total boards coming on the defensive end in addition to contributing 3.0 steals and 1.5 blocks.

FINDING THE FORMULA
• During its current three-game winning streak, the Green and White has held its opponents to just 26.7 percent shooting while outrebounding them by a 19.7 margin.
• Additionally, Babson has forced 17.0 turnovers per game and scored an average of 19 points per game off its opponents' miscues.

NUMBER TO KNOW
• The Beavers are 6-1 this season when holding their foes below 60 points.

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