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Carmody turning into BU's secret weapon

At halftime against Stony Brook on Wednesday, the BU Bearcats were trailing by three points. Head Coach Linda Cimino took aside freshman Rebecca Carmody and told her if they wanted to win, she needed to score 12 points. Fast forward to the end of the game, taking a look at the box score and lo and behold, Carmody scored 12 points. No more, no less.

With Imani Watkins, Alyssa James, and Kim Albrecht getting most of the attention on the scouting report, Carmody sneaks in under the radar and is always ready to strike. In fact, she's the teams 4th leading scorer behind Watkins, James, and Albrecht. Carmody is averaging 7.9 points and 6.0 rebounds per game. She's versatile as well. Cimino wants to keep her at the power forward position, but with a shortage of guards, sliders her out to the wing where she's just as talented.

"[Carmody] showed today that we have a strong four, we have a four that can score. Teams are going to have to play us 5-on-5," Watkins said. "It's going to be really difficult for teams to sag off our four and double on [James]. Like it shows, one night [James] might not be in double figures but as long as we have someone that's willing to step up, we're going to be fine."

"Ideally we'd like to keep her at the four, because we're short on guards we've moved her to the wing, Cimino said. "But she's a hard mismatch for other teams at the four because she can shoot, she can rip through attack and usually the four is a post player on defense. So when they come out to guard her she goes by because she's so athletic. Even though she's not as quick, she has a great first step."

Carmody and the Bearcats travel to New Hampshire on Saturday.