Women's Basketball Hosts First-Place Chattanooga Monday
Georgia Southern (5-19, 4-11) vs. Chattanooga (22-3, 15-1)
Date: Feb. 18, 2013 - 7 p.m.
Site: Hanner Fieldhouse (4,358 capacity) - Statesboro, Ga.
Audio: Live on GSEagles.com and 91.9 FM
Video: Live on GSEagles.com
Web sites: GSEagles.com, GoMocs.com
Coaches: Chris Vozab (5-19, 1st season), Wes Moore (551-167, 24th season)
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■ Georgia Southern returns to action Monday night in Hanner Fieldhouse as the Eagles host Southern Conference leader and perennial league powerhouse Chattanooga at 7 p.m.
■ It's the second of two meetings this season, and the Lady Mocs topped GSU 75-43 in the first Jan. 12, in McKenzie Arena.
■ The Eagles broke a five-game losing skid with a 52-51 win over Samford Saturday night, improving their home record to 3-6.
■ Georgia Southern is in ninth place in the SoCon standings.
■ MiMi DuBose is leading the team in scoring at 13.3 points a game. The junior ranks eighth on the GSU career list in 3-pointers (127) and has scored 20 or more points in seven games.
■ DuBose has led the Eagles in scoring in 15 contests this season and passed the 500-point mark for her career with 21 in a win over Kent State Nov. 24.
■ Meredyth Frye has led the Eagles in scoring and rebounding in each of the last two seasons. The senior is 17 points away from the 1,000 mark for her career.
■ Anna Claire Knight is averaging 10.2 points and a team-high 5.9 rebounds a game. The sophomore has led the team in scoring four times.
■ Chattanooga, which enters the contest in first place in the SoCon standings, has not lost a game since Jan. 7. The Lady Mocs' home victory over the Eagles Jan. 12 sparked a current 12-game winning streak.
■ The Lady Mocs are 10-3 on the road and 7-1 in road league games.
■ Ashlen Dewart leads Chattanooga in scoring and rebounding, averaging 15.4 points and 6.5 boards a game.
■ Kayla Christopher averages 11.9 points and 3.2 assists.
■ Taylor Hall averages 8.8 points and six rebounds, and Faith Dupree scores 6.8 points a game.
■ Chattanooga leads the all-time series, which began in 1979, 32-18.
■ The Lady Mocs have won the last three and 20 of the last 23, dating back to 2003.
■ GSU is 12-9 against Chattanooga in Hanner Fieldhouse and 2-2 in the last four there.
■ Last meeting: Taylor Hall scored 16 points, and Ashlen Dewart added 14 to lead Chattanooga to a 75-43 victory over Georgia Southern in The McKenzie Arena Jan. 12.
■ MiMi DuBose scored 13 points to lead the Eagles, and Meredyth Frye added eight points, five rebounds and two assists.
■ Hall was 7-of-12 from the floor for the Lady Mocs and had seven rebounds, while Dewart went 6-of-10 from the field. Kylie Lambert contributed eight points and 10 rebounds, while Meghan Downes and Destiny Bramblett each scored eight points.
■ The Eagles got down by 18 points in the first half, but used an 18-6 run late in the first period and early in the second to cut the margin to eight, at 41-33 with 14:41 remaining. Alexis Sams hit two triples during the run, and DuBose added one. Frye scored five points, and Aiysha Wofford added four.
■ The Lady Mocs responded with a 27-3 run over the next 11 minutes behind 10 points from Hall to put the game away. The Eagles committed 13 of their 17 second-half turnovers during the stretch.
■ Last meeting in the Hanner: Briana Scott scored a career-high 14 points, but the Eagles were unable to overcome a first-half scoring drought in a 66-60 loss to Chattanooga Jan. 9, 2012.
■ Despite trailing by 19 points with 12:29 to go in the game, the Eagles pulled within five points in the final minute.
■ Whitney Hood finished with 17 points and nine rebounds, and Faith Dupree scored 10 points in just 14 minutes of action.
■ Georgia Southern made just seven first-half field goals and shot 21.2 percent in the first period to put themselves in a 14-point hole at halftime. GSU tied a season-low with nine turnovers and committed only one in the first half.
■ Janay Wilson collected 13 points and nine rebounds. Meredyth Frye scored in double figures for the fifth-straight game with 12 points, while MiMi DuBose added 10 points.
■ Four Eagles who have started multiple games this season have missed at least one game because of an injury. Three of those players saw games played streaks of 40 or more come to an end (Danielle Spencer, Meredyth Frye, Anna Claire Knight).
■ The Eagles have held two opponents without a 3-point field goal this season - Kent State, Nov. 24 (0-for-5), Appalachian State, Feb. 4, (0-for-7).
■ The Eagles are 45-28 in Hanner Fieldhouse in the last six seasons.
■ The Eagles' six-game road trip this season is their longest since a seven-game stretch in the 2010-11 campaign.
■ GSU played 10 of its first 12 games on the road. The Eagles played seven of their first 10 SoCon games on the road.
■ The Eagles have tallied double-digit steals in seven games.
■ GSU has held five opponents under 35 percent field goal shooting.
■ MiMi DuBose (127) ranks ninth in all-time 3-pointers at Georgia Southern.
■ DuBose has scored 20 or more points in seven games this season.
■ Meredyth Frye played in her 100th career game vs. Western Carolina Jan. 7.
■ With 11 rebounds at College of Charleston Jan. 5, Frye surpassed 400 caroms for her career.
■ Frye has led the Eagles in scoring and rebounding in each of the last two campaigns, becoming the first Eagle since Tiffany Brown to lead the team in scoring in back-to-back seasons (2006-08).
■ Frye posted her third career double-double with 18 points and 11 rebounds at College of Charleston Jan. 5.
■ DuBose played all 40 minutes at George Mason (12/29) to become the first Eagle to play 40-plus minutes since Jamie Navarro played 41 against Chattanooga Dec. 18, 2010.
■ Anna Claire Knight hit the game-winning shot as the buzzer sounded in the Eagles' 61-58 home win over Wofford Jan. 20. It's the second game-winning buzzer-beater of the sophomore's career (at Mercer, 11/17/11).
■ Knight has two double-doubles this season - 20 pts, 11 reb at Georgia State (11/23) and 17 pts, 10 reb at Elon (1/28).
■ Danielle Spencer collected her first career double-double with 15 points and 12 rebounds against College of Charleston Feb. 9.
■ The Eagles opened SoCon play at Davidson Dec. 1. It's the fourth straight season GSU has opened league play on the road. The Eagles' first three league games were on the road.
■ The Eagles' 13 steals at Georgia State were the most since posting 17 against Wofford Jan. 24, 2011.
■ GSU's 71 points against Kent State were the most the Eagles have scored against a Division I opponent since a 72-49 win over Jacksonville State Nov. 26, 2011.
■ The Eagles' 24-point margin of victory over the Golden Flashes was their most over a Division I opponent since topping Mercer 76-45 Dec. 11, 2009.
■ The Eagles' 63-56 victory at UNCG Jan. 26, snapped a 10-game SoCon road losing skid. It was GSU's first road SoCon win since a 35-34 victory at College of Charleston Jan. 18, 2012.
■ Since the 2010-11 season, Georgia Southern has five losses by one point and 12 losses by five points or less. The Eagles have suffered three losses by four points or less this season.
■ GSU finished the 2012-13 campaign with a 1-8 record in non-conference games.
- Category: Women's Basketball
- Published on Sunday, 17 February 2013 14:47