Feb. 12, 1997

Irish Rebound With Thunder

NOTRE DAME, Ind. — The Notre Dame women’s basketball teamrebounded from its loss to top-ranked Connecticut on Sunday as theIrish posted a 91-64 Big East victory over Boston College at the JoyceCenter. With the win, Notre Dame, ranked 17th nationally, improves to21-5 overall and 13-1 in the Big East.

Beth Morgan, Notre Dame’s all-time leading scorer, led five NotreDame players in double figures with a game-high 17 points. She alsoled all rebounders with seven boards.

Rosanne Bohman, who has been in double figures in six of the lastseven games, chipped in 16 points as she hit seven of nine from thefield, including her first-ever three-pointer. Bohman, who fouled outin the contest, finished with five assists. Her 16 points was justone point shy of her career best

Sophomore Sheila McMillen also scored 16 points as she connectedon six of eight from the field and was a perfect two-for-two fromthree-point range.

Notre Dame’s leading scorer Katyrna Gaither added 13 points as shemissed just one of her seven attempts from the field. Gaither playedonly 17 minutes in the game after being sidelined with two fouls earlyin the first half.

Freshman Julie Henderson added 10 points, hitting for doublefigures for the second time this season.

Notre Dame shot a season-high 68.0 percent from the field and heldthe Eagles to 35.7 percent accuracy from the field.

The Irish outrebounded Boston College 32-21 in the game. BostonCollege, which fell to 13-9 overall and 9-5 in the Big East, went tothe free throw line 41 times and made 32 free throws.

The two teams combined for 55 turnovers in the game as the Irishhad a season-high 27.

Notre Dame, which never trailed in the game, will return to actionon Sunday, February 12 at 3:00 p.m. when the Irish travel toProvidence College.

BOSTON COLLEGE (64)                      fg    ft    rb               min   m-a   m-a   o-t  a pf   tpMurphy          23   1-3   0-0   1-3  0  3    2Porter          24   1-3 12-15   2-2  2  4   14Steele          31   1-2   1-2   0-2  2  4    3Bouchard        27  2-14   8-8   0-1  1  1   12Mcguire         32   4-7   5-9   0-2  0  1   14West            16   2-4   0-0   0-1  1  1    5Beezer          21   2-4   6-6   1-2  1  5   10Squair           9   0-1   0-1   1-2  0  1    0Basco           17   2-4   0-0   1-2  1  1    4_______________________________________________TOTALS         200 15-42 32-41  6-17  8 21   64_______________________________________________Percentages: FG-.357, FT-.780. 3-Point Goals:2-8, .250 (Bouchard 0-3, Mcguire 1-3, West 1-2).Team rebounds: 4. Blocked shots: None. Turnovers:28 (Murphy 8, Basco 4, Bouchard 3, Mcguire 3,Porter 3, West 3, Beezer 2, Steele 2). Steals: 16(Bouchard 5, Porter 5, Basco 2, Beezer, Mcguire,Murphy, Squair).NOTRE DAME (91)                      fg    ft    rb               min   m-a   m-a   o-t  a pf   tpMorgan          27  7-14   3-4   2-7  4  2   17Bohman          22   7-9   1-1   0-1  5  5   16Gaither         17   6-7   1-3   1-5  0  4   13Peirick         29   3-4   1-1   0-1  4  4    8Augustin        26   0-0   3-3   0-4  8  2    3Jordan          13   1-2   4-4   0-1  1  1    6Mcmillen        27   6-8   2-2   1-5  2  5   16Ervin           13   1-1   0-0   0-1  1  2    2Henderson       26   3-5   4-6   2-6  1  4   10_______________________________________________TOTALS         200 34-50 19-24  6-31 26 29   91_______________________________________________Percentages: FG-.680, FT-.792. 3-Point Goals:4-6, .667 (Morgan 0-2, Bohman 1-1, Peirick 1-1,Mcmillen 2-2). Team rebounds: 1. Blocked shots:None. Turnovers: 27 (Henderson 6, Augustin 5,Mcmillen 4, Peirick 4, Morgan 3, Ervin 2, Jordan2, Gaither). Steals: 14 (Gaither 3, Morgan 3,Bohman 2, Mcmillen 2, Augustin, Henderson,Jordan, Peirick).__________________________________Boston College     19   45  -   64Notre Dame         36   55  -   91__________________________________Technical fouls: None.  A: 1,492. Officials: RicFoxen, Ray Bomeli, Karen Wilhite.