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Game Preview: Women's Basketball vs. Coast Guard

Game Preview: Women's Basketball vs. Coast Guard

Women's Basketball vs. Coast Guard Academy
Wednesday, November 20—7:00pm
Staake Gymnasium—Babson Park, Mass.

Babson and Coast Guard will meet for the 36th time on Wednesday night in a series that dates back to 1982. The Beavers hold a 28-7 edge in the all-time series, and have won 13 straight meetings since 2007.

Sophomore Megan Otto scored 13 points and grabbed five rebounds while classmate Briana Hunt chipped in with 12 points as Babson rolled to a 75-36 victory over Coast Guard on January 19, 2013 in Babson Park. Sarah Collins '13 had 10 points and a game-high 11 rebounds for the Beavers, who shot 50 percent (29-for-58) from the field. Sophomore Torie Sutherland led the Bears with 10 points and six rebounds.

Natalie Moyer exploded for 47 points and teammate Katie Colella added 21 as the Bears topped Babson, 84-63, in the regular season finale back on February 18, 2006 in New London, Conn. Suzy Ward had 26 points and seven rebounds to pace the Beavers, who trailed by six at halftime.

Coast Guard (1-0, 0-0 NEWMAC) built a 21-point halftime lead and cruised to a 71-31 season-opening victory over crosstown foe Mitchell College on Saturday afternoon. Sophomore Meghan Fornaro paced three Bears in double figures with 14 points to go along with six rebounds and five assists. Junior Brittney Zimmerman scored 11 points and grabbed five boards while senior Kaitlin Ward chipped in with 10 points, six rebounds, and a game-high five steals. Coast Guard, which earned its first conference tournament berth since 2010 last season, held a 52-40 advantage on the glass and forced the Mariners into 36 turnovers.

Babson (0-2, 0-0 NEWMAC) is coming off a 65-53 loss to Wesleyan on Sunday and dropped a pair of games at the season-opening Williams Tip-Off Tournament. Junior Lindsey Roche and sophomore Linnett Graber each had 13 points on Sunday, but the Cardinals closed the game with a 16-2 run over the final 7:49 to pull away for the win. Roche leads the Green and White with 13 points and 4.5 rebounds through two games while Graber has chipped in with 9.5 points and 5.5 boards. Hunt has gone 12-for-15 on the year from the free throw line and is third on the team in scoring, averaging 8.0 points per contest.

Going back to December 11, 2009, the Beavers have won 50 of their last 51 games at Staake Gymnasium.