Jan. 10, 2013
CULLOWHEE, N.C. - Western Carolina women's basketball (4-9, 2-2 Southern Conference) completes its two-game road swing against Southern Conference rival Appalachian State (8-3, 2-1 SoCon) at 2 p.m. Saturday in Boone, N.C.
The Catamounts are coming off a 52-50 loss at Georgia Southern on January 7. It is the second time this season Western Carolina has scored 50 or more points in back-to-back-games, after defeating Wofford 54-40 on January 5.
Appalachian State defeated Furman 66-52, in Greenville, S.C., on January 7. The victory over the Paladins halted a two-game losing streak, which included its first Southern Conference loss - falling to Davidson 65-49 on January 5.
Western Carolina and Appalachian State meet for the 96th time in the two team's history. The Mountaineers lead the series 58-37 and have won the last seven meetings. Prior to the 7-0 stretch Appalachian State is currently on, Western Carolina had won eight straight over ASU from January 1, 2006 to February 7, 2009. Appalachian State is 7-3 against Western Carolina in the last 10 games.
Redshirt senior guard Diamond Hunnicutt paces the Catamounts averaging 8.1 points per game. She has scored in double figures three times this season and has led the team in scoring four. Junior forward Shauna Terry tops the team in rebounds, averaging 5.6 per game. Terry also leads the team in blocks, with 15, and has 82 in her career. She needs one block to take sole possession of fourth place in the Catamount record books.
|Western Carolina at Appalachian State
Sat., Jan. 12 - 2:00 p.m. ET
Appalachian State has three players averaging in double figure scoring. Anna Freeman tops the Southern Conference averaging 18.5 points per game. She is followed by Courtney Freeman who ranks seventh in the SoCon averaging 14.8 points per game followed by Maryah Sydnor averaging 13.8 points per game.
As a team, the Mountaineers are averaging 73 points per game while holding their opponents to 59 points per game. Western Carolina ranks second in the Southern Conference allowing 55.5 points per game.