Final Game Before the Holiday Break at BU on Saturday

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By: Mike Miezejeski

GAME 11
Dartmouth Big Green (6-4) at 
Boston University Terriers (3-6) 
Date: Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019 – 2 PM 
Location: Boston, Mass. – Case Gym  
All-Time Series: BU, 12-10
Last Time: Dec. 5, 2018 / W, 64-44 (Hanover, N.H.)
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IT’S THE HOLIDAY SEASON
Dartmouth plays its final game before the holiday break on Saturday at Boston University. The Big Green have won three out of their last four games, while the Terriers will try to break its five-game skid. BU is the first opponent from the Patriot League for Dartmouth this season.

STATE CHAMPS!

  • The Big Green ran away with a 66-47 victory over New Hampshire Wednesday night at Leede Arena.
  • Dartmouth has now defeated its in-state rival in three consecutive seasons by an average of 18 points.
  • The win also means that the Big Green finish the regular season with a perfect 4-0 record against opponents from the America East Conference.
  • Dartmouth led wire-to-wire and took the lead thanks to hitting four 3-pointers in the first quarter.
  • The Big Green extended its lead to 20 by the middle of the game and never let UNH back into it.
  • Anna Luce finished with a 12-point, 13-rebound double-double on 5-of-9 shooting off the bench.
  • Katie Douglas posted 17 points on 4-of-8 from deep to go along with four rebounds.
  • Annie McKenna had a near double-double with 14 points and eight assists. She also snagged three steals.
  • Paula Lenart grabbed 12 rebounds which included five offensive boards to go along with six points.
  • Elle Louie finished with six points, five rebounds and three assists.

BIG NIGHTS

  • Wednesday night’s win over New Hampshire saw many players put up season-bests and career firsts.
  • Anna Luce’s double-double was the first of her career. The closest she has gotten was a 13-point, eight-rebound performance against Buffalo last season.
  • Katie Douglas was three points off her career high with a season-best 17. She did it on 6-of-15 shooting and was 4-of-8 from deep.
  • Annie McKenna matched her career high with eight assists. She also dished out eight helpers last season against Yale February 22.
  • Paula Lenart’s 12 rebounds were a season high for her. It marked the second time this year that Lenart reached double-digit boards.

BATTLE ON THE BOARDS

  • A big question for Dartmouth this season was rebounding and when the Big Green win the battle on the boards, they are 6-1.
  • The only game where Dartmouth outrebounded its opponents and lost was Northwestern.
  • Dartmouth grabs 37.6 rpg, while opponents are held to 34.7 rpg. That is good for a +2.9-rebounding margin.
  • It has been a team effort. Four different players have led the team in rebounding.
  • Lenart leads that category with five games, while Louie and Luce each have two.
  • Lenart is fourth in the Ivy League with 8.2 rpg and is second in the conference with 3.5 offensive rpg, while Luce and Louie both average over 5 rpg.

BENCH BALLERS

  • Dartmouth is 3-1 when its bench outscores the opposing teams’ bench.
  • Anna Luce’s 12 points on Wednesday was a key to the Big Green’s 18 bench points.
  • The bench is averaging 13.9 ppg this season and it has been a team effort.
  • Veronica Kelly has seen significant minutes this season and has scored in every game, including a career-high nine points against Texas State.
  • When Asha Taylor comes off the bench she is averaging 7.2 ppg.

AWAY FROM HOME

  • The Big Green are looking to pull its road record to .500 on Saturday.
  • Dartmouth is 2-3 when it plays away from Leede Arena with wins at Fairfield (52-51) and UMass Lowell (62-51).
  • The road losses are to Manhattan (70-58), Loyola Chicago (61-40) and Northwestern (79-37).
  • Annie McKenna is the only member of the team that averages double figures on the road with 11.4 ppg, while grabbing 4.4 rpg and 4.2 apg.
  • Asha Taylor scores 8.6 ppg away from home, while Anna Luce puts up 8.5 ppg.

SCOUTING BU

  • The Terriers got off to a promising start, winning its first three out of four games, but have since lost five straight.
  • Notable wins for BU came against New Hampshire (78-64) and Maine (62-49).
  • The Terriers fell to their only Ivy League opponent so far in Harvard (66-39).
  • Three players score in double figures for BU led by Katie Nelson (12.4 ppg, 3.7 apg, 3.7 rpg).
  • Nia Irving is second on the team with 11.2 ppg and is second with 6.1 rpg, while Sydney Johnson averages 10.3 ppg and leads the way with 17 steals.
  • Riley Childs tops the team with 6.4 rpg and scores 7.2 ppg.
  • BU averages 60.6 ppg as a team and allow 68.9 ppg.

ALL-TIME AGAINST THE TERRIERS

  • Dartmouth and BU have met 22 times on the court dating back to 1979 and the Terriers hold a 12-10 record over the Big Green.
  • The Big Green have dominated in recent meetings, having won the last five matchups dating back to 1998.
  • The last time BU beat Dartmouth was in January of 1996.
  • The Big Green are 5-6 when playing the Terriers in Boston.

BU’S LAST TIME OUT

  • The Terriers fell to Boston College, 88-57, at home on Sunday.
  • BC jumped out to a big lead in the first few minutes and led wire-to-wire.
  • Katie Nelson led BU with 16 points and four assists.
  • Maggie Pina had nine points and Tenisha Pressley finished with nine points and five rebounds off the bench.
  • Riley Childs posted seven points and seven boards.

FOLLOW ALONG
To keep up-to-date on all the action over the weekend, you can visit the Dartmouth women’s basketball schedule by clicking HERE and finding the links for live video and live stats associated with the games. You can also follow the game on twitter: @DartmouthWbb
 
WHAT’S AHEAD?
Dartmouth has a week off before they take a road trip to Buffalo for a 2 p.m. tip off on Sunday the 29th.

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