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Game Preview: Women's Basketball vs. Connecticut College

Game Preview: Women's Basketball vs. Connecticut College

Women's Basketball vs. Connecticut College
Monday, February 10 | 7 p.m.
Staake Gymnasium | Babson Park, Mass.

SERIES HISTORY
• Babson is 9-2 all-time against Connecticut College in a series that dates back to the 1981-82 season.
• The Beavers and Camels are meeting for the second time this season and the fourth time since 2016 after meeting just twice between 1995-2015.
• Just three of the previous 11 games between the programs have been decided by six points or less.

LAST MEETING
• First-year Megan Bauman scored 19 points and senior Jacqueline Jozefick added 14 points and 10 rebounds to help the Beavers defeat Connecticut College, 67-56, in the consolation game of the Judy Pearson '85 Memorial Tournament on January 5 in Babson Park.
• Junior Nicole Hiller came off the bench to score 12 points for the Beavers, who closed the game with a 12-3 run.
• Senior Sami Ashton finished with 19 points, four assists and three steals for the Camels, who pulled within 55-53 with 2:14 to play in the contest.

SCOUTING THE CAMELS
• Connecticut College (7-14) has dropped its last two games and is coming off a 78-59 setback at No. 1 Tufts on Saturday.
• Sophomore Claire Gulbin finished with 14 points and Ashton and Jenna Whelan added 10 points apiece for the Camels, who went just 4-of-21 (19 percent) from beyond the arc.
• Ashton (16.5 pts, 4.7 reb, 2.7 ast) has scored at least 20 points in six of her last eight outings, Gulbin (11.0 pts, 3.2 reb) is shooting 40.8 percent from three-point range, and junior Casey Walsh is averaging 7.4 points and 4.4 boards.
• Connecticut College is committing just 15.4 turnovers per game.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
• Babson (13-7) comes into Monday's contest riding a five-game winning streak following Saturday's 78-64 victory over Clark on Saturday.
• Senior Emily Bonifacic poured in 33 points, Hiller scored 16 points and first-year Jade Perry added a season-high 14 for the Beavers, who erupted for 50 points in the second half.
• Bonifacic (15.2 pts, 8.8 reb) is shooting 51.7 percent from the floor, Bauman (12.9 pts, 3.5 ast) is putting up 16.5 points over the last four games, and senior Katherine Tamulionis is averaging 9.6 points and 2.7 assists.
• The Green and White is holding its opponents to 35 percent shooting and has allowed just 57.8 points during its five-game winning streak.

HILLER STAYS HOT
• Hiller knocked down a season-high four three-pointers and recorded her third consecutive 16-point game in Saturday's win at Clark.
• Over the last four games she is averaging 14.8 points on 62.2 percent shooting. Hiller is also connecting on 52.6 percent (10-of-19) of her attempts from beyond the arc during this stretch.

TALE OF TWO HALVES
• Following a slow start that included going 1-of-8 from the floor over the opening 20 minutes on Saturday at Clark, Bonifacic erupted for 28 second-half points on 13-of-17 shooting.
• She went 9-of-10 from the floor in the fourth quarter to score 20 of the Beavers' 26 points on the way to finishing with the second highest point total of her career.

LEADER OF THE PACK
• Bauman went 2-of-2 at the free throw line on Saturday to remain first in Division III shooting 93.8 percent at the charity stripe.
• She has knocked down 19 straight free throws going back to the second quarter of a January 29 win at Emerson and is 60-of-64 at the line on the year.

NUMBER TO KNOW
• The Beavers are 12-1 this season and 83-10 since 2015 when scoring at least 60 points.

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