Lady Eagles Welcome Catamounts Monday, February 2
The Lady Eagles will look to complete a regular season sweep of the Catamounts, having taken the first meeting on Dec. 21, in a 62-50 fashion. Senior Ashley Melson (Newnan, Ga.) led the Eagles in scoring, contributing a team-high 14 points, while Jessica Geiger (Stone Mountain, Ga.) pulled down a team-high eight boards in the winning effort.
Georgia Southern comes into Monday’s contest boasting a 13-8 overall record and 8-4 Southern Conference tally, placing them in third place in the conference standings. The Eagles are coming off two home victories, rebounding against UNC Greensboro, 53-45, and dispatching Elon, 59-29. Melson recorded her 1,000th career point against Elon off a made free throw with eight minutes left in the game.
The Lady Eagles are paced in scoring by Melson, who averages 12.6 points per game. J'Lisia Ogburn (Dublin, Ga.) follows Melson, averaging 10.2 points per game and leads the team in rebounding, pulling down an average of 6.0 boards per game.
Western Carolina enters Monday’s game with an 11-9 overall tally and 7-5 conference record coming off a 61-56 overtime defeat at College of Charleston (Jan. 31). The Catamounts currently stand in fourth place on the conference leader board. WCU was paced by Lauren Powell against the Cougars draining a career-high and team-high 26 points; Brooke Johnson pulled down a team-high 11 boards in the contest. WCU is 4-6 in road contests this season.
This season, the Catamounts are led by Johnson, who averages 11.1 points per game and 7.7 rebounds per game, and Emily Clarke, who averages 10.4 points per game. Jessica Jackson averages a team-high 3.5 assists per game.
Georgia Southern claims a 27-12 all-time series advantage over Western Carolina. The Lady Eagles hold an 11-5 edge over the Catamounts in Hanner Fieldhouse, while head coach Rusty Cram boasts a 17-10 all-time series record when facing Western Carolina.
- Category: Women's Basketball
- Published on Sunday, 01 February 2009 00:28