Women?s Basketball Returns to Action at UNC Greensboro
STATESBORO, Ga. The Georgia Southern women’s basketball
team will resume Southern Conference action as it plays its first game of the new
year, Saturday (Jan. 5) at UNC Greensboro.
Tip-off versus the Spartans is slated for 12 p.m. at Fleming Gymnasium.
Georgia Southern (5-8, 1-1) looks to halt a two-game
skid that began at the VCU Christmas tournament in Richmond, Va.
(Dec. 27-28). UNC Greensboro (3-10, 1-1)
picked up its second-consecutive win and first Southern Conference victory
after defeating Furman (Jan. 2) by a 66-54 decision.
UNC Greensboro holds a 16-10 all-time series lead over the Lady Eagles
since their first meeting in 1997, but Georgia Southern claims the last
victory. GSU eliminated the Spartans
from the 2007 SoCon tournament in the semifinals game by an 81-64 decision
(Mar. 1). The win snapped a four-game
skid versus the Spartans. The last time
the Lady Eagles defeated UNCG at Greensboro
was in 2003, 64-54. The Spartans last
beat GSU earlier last year (Feb. 5) by a 68-60 score at Hanner Fieldhouse.
Georgia Southern is paced by senior guard Shawnda Atwood (Pensacola, Fla.)
in both scoring (11.5) and rebounding (5.6) averages. Tiffany
Brown (Waxhaw, N.C.)
follows with 11.1 points per game while Jessica
Geiger (Stone Mountain,
Ga.) pulls down 4.8 rebounds per
Spartans’ Kemena Brooks leads the team in the scoring category with 8.9
per game. Gini Grimsley follows with 7.2
points per contest while Brittany Frazier grabs 5.2 rebounds per outing.
Head coach Rusty Cram, a 1985 graduate of Louisiana Tech, is in his 12th
season at the helm of the Lady Eagles and carries a 172-159 record. He is the winningest women’s basketball coach
Lynne Agee is in her 27th year at UNCG and is in her 30th
career season as head coach. She claims
a 514-233 school record and a 560-256 career slate.
The game will be called by Georgia Southern Radio Network’s Ryan Chambers on 102.9 FM, WPMX in Statesboro,
or on the World Wide Web at www.GeorgiaSouthernEagles.com.
Category: Women's Basketball
Published on Thursday, 03 January 2008 00:21