Lady Eagles Set to Face #20 Auburn Wednesday
STATESBORO, Ga. The Georgia Southern Women’s Basketball team concludes a three-game in five-day stretch on Wednesday night (Nov. 19), playing host to 20th-ranked Auburn. Tipoff at Hanner Fieldhouse is set for 7 p.m.
The game will be broadcast live on Eagle 102.9 FM as Ryan Chambers will call the action. Subscribers to Eagle Vision can also watch the game live on www.GeorgiaSouthernEagles.com. For all ticket needs fans can call the Georgia Southern ticket office at 800-GSU-WINS.
Georgia Southern is off to its first 2-0 start in the Rusty Cram era. The Lady Eagles won their opener against Brewton-Parker 93-44 then picked up a key road win at Florida Atlantic on Monday night, 83-67.
The final 20 minutes have been key for Georgia Southern so far, outscoring the two opponents 95-49 during the second half.
Ashley Melson is coming off a 23-point effort at FAU, leading the team in scoring at 18 points per game. Carolyn Whitney is next at 13.5 ppg but is also averaging a team-leading 5.5 assists per game.
In all five players are currently averaging in double-figures. Ashley Rivens (11.5 ppg), J'Lisia Ogburn (10.5) and freshman Samantha Williams (10.5) have gotten off to the hot shooting start to the season.
The Lady Eagles are also dominating on the glass, out-rebounding opponents by 15 per game. Jessica Geiger (8.0 rpg) and freshman Krista Tate (6.5) lead the squad in rebounding.
This will be the fourth meeting in the series with the Tigers, and first since the 1996-97 season.
The 20th-ranked Tigers are also off to a 2-0 start, following a 91-53 win at Alabama A&M and 95-76 home win over Temple. DeWanna Bonner leads the scoring attack at 27 points per game and 8.5 rebounds. Whitney Boddie enters the game at 8.0 ppg and 7.0 assists per game. The Tigers are shooting 45 percent from the field and hold a +9 edge in rebounding.
Category: Women's Basketball
Published on Tuesday, 18 November 2008 00:21