Women's Basketball Heads to Georgia State Thanksgiving Tournament
■ Georgia Southern returns to action after a 13-day layoff to face Georgia State Friday in the Panthers' Thanksgiving Tournament.
■ The Eagles will take on either Florida A&M or Kent State in the second contest of the Tournament Saturday.
■ Video of all games will be available on Panthers Insider at GeorgiaStateSports.com, but only the game against Georgia State will include audio play-by-play.
■ Georgia Southern returned 11 letterwinners and three starter's from last season's 8-22 squad.
■ Georgia Southern is led by senior Meredyth Frye and junior MiMi DuBose.
■ Frye has led the Eagles in scoring and rebounding in each of the last two seasons. She averaged 10.4 points and 4.8 rebounds last year.
■ Frye is the first Eagle since Tiffany Brown to lead the team in scoring in back-to-back seasons. Brown posted 15.1 points per game in 2006-07 and an 11.5 average in 2007-08.
■ Frye has reached double figures in four of the last seven games, dating back to last season.
■ DuBose led the Eagles with 17 points in their season opener against Florida Atlantic and is seven points away from the 500 mark for her career.
■ The Eagles were picked ninth in the Southern Conference Preseason Coaches and Media Polls.
■ Georgia State returns six letterwinners and two starters from last year's 8-22 team. The Panthers were picked 11th in the Preseason CAA Poll.
■ Florida A&M returns nine letterwinners and two starters from last season's 22-8 team. The Lady Rattlers were picked fourth in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.
■ Seven letterwinners and four starters are back for Kent State, which was picked fifth in the Mid-American Conference East Division. The Golden Flashes went 6-21 in 2011-12.
■ The Eagles lead the all-time series 22-13, but the teams have not played since the 1998-99 campaign, a 79-64 Panther victory.
■ Georgia Southern leads the all-time series against Florida A&M 16-9 and won the last meeting in the 1992-93 season, 82-67.
■ Georgia Southern and Kent State have met just once in women's basketball, a 110-101 Eagle victory in the 1991-92 campaign.
Last Time Out
■ Chenise Miller and Latavia Dempsey each scored 16 points, and Florida Atlantic shot 64 percent in the second half to pull away and post a 75-55 women's basketball victory over Georgia Southern Nov. 9 in Hanner Fieldhouse.
■ MiMi DuBose led Georgia Southern with 17 points, and Anna Claire Knight scored eight. Meredith Frye tallied seven points, three boards and two assists, and Aishya Wofford collected six points and six rebounds.
■ A 3-pointer by Georgia Southern's Kiki Rawls trimmed an early 11-point, second-half deficit to 54-50 with 8:07 left in the contest, but Florida Atlantic answered with a decisive 19-2 run over the next 6:30 to pull away. Dempsey scored nine points during the stretch, and the Eagles committed three turnovers and went 1-for-10 from the floor.
■ Meredyth Frye, MiMi DuBose and Aishya Wofford are the team captains this season.
A Young Staff
■ The GSU coaching staff is tied with Colgate as the 10th youngest Division I women's basketball coaching staff in the country, in terms of average age of full-time coaches.
■ Vozab is 32, Lisa Jackson is 27, Justin Phoenix is 38 and Carolyn Riley is 25.
■ At 32, Vozab is the 11th youngest head coach in the country.
■ High Point's DeUnna Hendrix is the youngest coach in the nation at 28 years of age.
■ Six coaches in the country are 32 years old.
■ The above information was compiled by Siena women's basketball contact Mike Demos and St. John's women's basketball contact Kristin Quinn.
- Category: Women's Basketball
- Published on Wednesday, 21 November 2012 16:28