Lady Eagles Return Home to Host Wofford
STATESBORO, Ga. After a four-game road trip, the Georgia
Southern women’s basketball team will return to Hanner Fieldhouse to entertain
Wofford, Saturday (Jan. 12) at 3 p.m., which begins a four-game homestand.
Georgia Southern (7-8, 3-1) is coming off a two-game win streak, defeating
both UNC Greensboro (Jan. 5) and Elon (Jan. 7) on the road and staying unbeaten
in games played during the New Year, 2-0.
Wofford recently dropped a tough road game to Kentucky
(Jan. 7) in Lexington,
snapping the Terriers’ six-game win streak dating back to a Dec. 15 victory
over UNC Greensboro.
The Lady Eagles and Terriers have met 23 times with Georgia
Southern commanding a 20-3 all-time series record. Wofford has beaten the Lady Eagles twice at
Hanner Fieldhouse, but GSU holds a current 11-game win streak over the
Terriers, which began in 2003. Georgia
Southern last defeated the Terriers at Wofford by an 82-67 decision (Jan. 29,
2007). Wofford last beat the Lady Eagles
in 2002 in the first round of the Southern Conference tournament in Charleston,
Shawnda Atwood (Pensacola, Fla.) and Tiffany Brown (Waxhaw,
N.C.) pace the Georgia Southern squad with 11.1
points per game, while Atwood pulls down a team-high 5.7 rebounds per contest. Ashley Melson (Newnan, Ga.)
is the third of three Lady Eagles to average double-figures in points, scoring
10.0 per game, while grabbing an average 4.2 rebounds per contest, third-best
on the team.
Terriers guard Liz Miller paces the team in several
categories, including points (12.2), assists (3.2), steals (2.8) and three-pointers
(1.6) per contest. She is followed in
scoring by Kelsi Koenig (9.6) who leads the team with 6.0 rebounds per game.
A 1985 graduate of Louisiana Tech, head coach
Rusty Cram is in his 12th season at the helm of the Lady Eagles and
carries a 174-159 career and school record.
Wofford head coach Edgar Farmer, a 1994
graduate of North Carolina
comes to Statesboro with a 33-66 slate in his fourth season with the Terriers.
The game will be called by Georgia Southern Radio Network’s Ryan Chambers on 94.9 FM, WHKN in
Statesboro, or on the World Wide Web at www.GeorgiaSouthernEagles.com.
Category: Women's Basketball
Published on Friday, 11 January 2008 00:06