Dartmouth Big Green, (4-6, 0-0 Ivy League) vs.
Boston College Eagles (5-6, 0-0 ACC)
Date: Wednesday, December 21, 2016 – 11 a.m.
Location: Boston, Mass – Conte Forum (8,806)
All time series: Eagles lead, 9-0
The Dartmouth women’s basketball team will play its final game before the holiday break when the Big Green take on Boston College on Wednesday.
SCOUTING THE EAGLES
Boston College heads into this week’s contest on a three-game win streak, most recently defeating Central Connecticut State, 66-46. The Eagles also took down Ivy League foe Yale on Dec. 7, in a 71-64 decision in New Haven, Connecticut. As a team, Boston College averages 61.7 points and 35.6 rebounds per game. The Eagles have a dynamic scoring duo in Mariella Fasoula, who averages 17.4 points and Kelly Hughes, who pours in 13.9. Fasoula is also the team’s top rebounder with 7.7 boards per game.
LAST TIME AGAINST BOSTON COLLEGE
On Nov. 19, 2010, every available player saw action and eight scored at least three points as Dartmouth battled but fell to Boston College, 87-61 in the TD Bank Classic in Burlington, Vermont. The Big Green had three players reach double-figures led by Brittney Smith's 13 points and nine rebounds. Sophomore Faziah Steen and freshman Nicola Zimmer each scored 10 points. Dartmouth had little answer for the Eagles’ post tandem of Carolyn Swords and Stefanie Murphy. Swords used her size advantage for 26 points and had 12 rebounds. BC exploded for 52 points in the paint and held a 47-33 rebounding advantage.
Junior Olivia Smith has shown a lot of improvement as the Big Green navigate a challenging non-conference schedule. In Dartmouth’s loss to Marist, the Yarmouth, Maine native scored 14 points prior to tying her career-high of 16 points in the Big Green’s victory at Rhode Island. She also grabbed 15 rebounds in the victory over the Rams for her first career double-double.
NOT COLD AS ICE
Sophomore Isalys “Ice” Quiñones has performed well for Dartmouth in her new role as a starter. The 6-3 forward has started all 10 games this season and recorded her first career double double with 11 points and 12 rebounds in the Big Green’s, 61-51, win to open the season. She averages 8.6 points and 6.0 rebounds per game.
REWRITING THE RECORD BOOKS
The Big Green’s lone senior, Fanni Szabo has been climbing on some of Dartmouth’s all-time records’ lists. With 1,094 career points, Szabo is in sole possession of 16th in the all-time scoring category. She is also sixth in both three-point field goals made and attempted.
LIVE FROM LEEDE
For the first time in recent years, Big Green basketball returns to the airwaves as each home game will be broadcast live on KOOL FM 93.9/96.3. Brett Franklin will serve as the team’s play-by-play broadcaster with Jill Glessner on color commentary.
PATH TO THE PALESTRA
The inaugural Ivy League men’s and women’s basketball tournaments will take place Saturday and Sunday, March 11-12, 2017, at the Palestra in Philadelphia. The top four teams will earn berths in the tournament, with the semifinals on Saturday and the championships on Sunday. All six games will be broadcast live on ESPN’s networks.
Can’t make it to the game? DartmouthSports.com will provide a live stats link for those looking to follow along during both contests. Fans are also encouraged to follow the team’s official Twitter account @DartmouthWBB for live in-game updates.
After the holiday break, the Big Green return to the court on Dec. 29 to take on Albany at home at 7 p.m.