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Game Preview: Women's Basketball vs. Wellesley

Game Preview: Women's Basketball vs. Wellesley

Women's Basketball vs. Wellesley
Wednesday, February 5 | 6 p.m.
Staake Gymnasium | Babson Park, Mass.

SERIES HISTORY
• Babson is 52-15 all-time against Wellesley in a series that dates back to the 1976-77 campaign.
• The Beavers have won nine straight and 22 of the last 24 meetings between the programs going back to February 2008.
• Just three of the last 14 matchups between Babson and the Blue have been decided by single digits. 

LAST MEETING
• Senior Emily Bonifacic finished with 17 points and Payton Ouimette '19 added 13 points and 12 rebounds to help Babson defeat the Blue, 62-40, on February 13, 2019, in Wellesley, Mass.
• Senior Katherine Tamulionis scored nine of her 11 points in the second half as Babson outscored the Blue 36-14 over the final 20 minutes.
• Junior Alyssa Cho scored 14 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead Wellesley.

SCOUTING THE BLUE
• Wellesley (12-4, 4-1 NEWMAC) has won five of its last six games and is coming off a 60-50 victory over Wheaton on Saturday.
• Cho finished with 15 points, nine boards, five assists and five steals, and senior Emily Kopp and first-year Jiyun Chae added 14 and 13 points, respectively, for the Blue, which held a 41-21 edge on the glass.
• Senior Caitlin Aguirre (11.9 pts, 4.1 reb, 2.8 ast) has been held to 30.5 percent shooting over the last three games, Cho (11.2 pts, 6.8 reb) ranks third in the league in offensive rebounds, and Chae is averaging 8.9 points and 3.9 boards.
• Wellesley ranks fourth in Division III in scoring defense (46.8 points) and is forcing 24.2 turnovers per game.

SCOUTING THE BEAVERS
• Babson (11-7, 4-0 NEWMAC) is coming off a 79-71 OT victory over Smith on Saturday for its third straight win.
• Senior Jacqueline Jozefick scored a career-high 22 points and first-year Megan Bauman added a season-best 20 points for the Beavers, who went 8-of-10 at the free throw line in the extra session.
• Bonifacic (14.4 pts, 8.9 reb) is shooting 52 percent from the floor, Bauman (12.7 pts, 4.4 reb, 3.4 ast) ranks 10th in the NEWMAC in scoring, and Tamulionis is averaging 9.8 points and 2.7 assists.
• The Green and White is holding its foes to just 34.6 percent shooting and ranks second in the conference with a +6.0 rebounding margin.

THREE AT A TIME
• As part of her 22-point outing on Saturday against Smith, Jozefick knocked down a career-high six three-pointers, five of which came after halftime.
• Her six triples are tied for the second most by a Babson player over the last decade with Erin Young '15, who made six in a 2014 win over Mount Holyoke and eight three-pointers in a 2012 victory over Coast Guard.
• Entering Wednesday's contest, Jozefick ranks eighth on Babson's career list with 64 three-point field goals.

CONFERENCE, REGIONAL HONORS FOR BAUMAN
• Bauman averaged 18.5 points, 7.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists in wins over Emerson and Smith on the way to be selected as the NEWMAC Player of the Week on Monday and the NEWBA Rookie of the Week on Tuesday.
• She leads all NEWMAC first-year players in points and assists and ranks third in Division III shooting 93.1 percent at the free throw line.

FREE THROWS FOR A CAUSE
• Babson is one of 41 Division III programs taking part in the Play4Kay Free Throw Challenge during the month of February.
• Fans are encouraged to get involved by visiting Babson's team page and pledging for each free throw made during the upcoming month. All proceeds benefit the Kay Yow Cancer Fund.
• The Green and White got off to a great start on Saturday finishing 18-of-22 from the charity stripe in the win over Smith.

NUMBER TO KNOW
• The Beavers are 8-0 this season when shooting 40 percent or better from the floor.

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