Women’s Basketball Back on Track; Sparse Sports Schedule


It has not been an easy start to the season for the Boston College women’s basketball team, going 4-6 through their first ten games. They did, however, find their way back into the win column on Sunday as they defeated the Holy Cross Crusaders, 67-58.

Two Eagles, Tiffany Ruffin and Katie Zenevitch, had seventeen points each. Kerri Shields ended up with 11, and Shayra Brown had ten in the victory. Zenevitch was only one rebound shy of a double-double.

Boston College will be back in action today at noon as they face Hampton at Conte Forum. Following that, they take a week off for Christmas and, like the men, will resume play on December 29. For that game, the ladies will be in Philadelphia to take on St. Joe’s.

Women’s basketball is the only BC sport that will be active for the next week until after Christmas. On the 29th, both basketball teams return, and the men’s hockey team begins play in the Great Lakes Invitational against Michigan. Hockey then plays a yet to be determined opponent on the 30th to close out Boston College’s 2011.

The first team to put on the maroon and gold in 2012 will be men’s basketball as they take on Rhode Island on January 2. Later that day, the women will also take to the court at Conte Forum, facing Central Connecticut State.

Women’s hockey returns to action on January 5th; they will face St. Lawrence.

Boston College skiing gets underway on January 6th with the Castleton Carnival in Pico, Vermont.

Our championship sailing team gets back to work on January 7th with the Rose Bowl Regatta, taking place at the Alamitos Bay Yacht Club in Long Beach, California. There are worse places to spend your January.

Finally, the ACC schedule opens up for the young men’s basketball team on the 7th, and it will be, on paper, the rudest welcome-to-the-ACC party one could possibly imagine: they will go to the Dean Dome to face a top 5 North Carolina team.