Lady Ravens Take Care of University of St. Mary

BC Women Win, 61-39

  • Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Monday night in Leavenworth, the Lady Ravens defense set the tone for their match up against the University of St. Mary Lady Spires.

BC limited USM to five field goals in the first half and 39 points on the night as they cruised to a 61-39 win in their final non-conference game before the HAAC season starts Thursday.

USM was forced into 28 turnovers by the Lady Ravens and BC limited the Lady Spires to just 31.7 percent from the floor for the game.

Despite the high number of forced turnovers and the low opponent field goal percentage, BC only held a 32-15 lead at the half.

While USM wasn't scoring on each possession, they did take up most of the 30-second shot clock on each possession, limiting the Lady Ravens chances on the offensive end.

BC converted 50 percent from the floor in the first half and finished the night with a 43.8 field goal percentage.

Two Lady Ravens reached double figures and all 16 Lady Ravens who suited up played for head coach Chad Folsom, giving him yet another chance to get bench players and newcomers more game-time action.

Forward Abby Winder (Jr., Troy) led all scorers with 13 points while guard Angeline Finazzo (Sr., Kansas City, Mo.) in her first game back from an injury added 10 points. Finazzo converted 3 of 4 from behind the 3-point arc to give her 114 career 3-pointers a number that allowed her to move up to No. 5 all-time in made 3-pointers.

While guard Nicole Reilly (Sr., St. Joseph, Mo.) had one of her lowest scoring nights of the early season with 6 points, she only needed four points to become the 11th Lady Raven in school history to reach 1,000 career points. Reilly now has 1,002 points, she will be officially recognized before the Lady Ravens home HAAC opener on Saturday against Central Methodist University.

BC opens the 2007-08 HAAC schedule at 5:30 p.m. Thursday as they travel to Kansas City, Mo., to take on Avila University.