Feb. 8, 2008
Game Notes vs. UNC Greensboro
CULLOWEE, N.C. - Western Carolina women's basketball heads back on the road Saturday to face UNC Greensboro at 3 p.m. The two teams will be participating in the Think Pink initiative sponsored by the Southern Conference in conjunction with the 2008 Women's Basketball Association's Think Pink campaign benefiting the Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund.
The Lady Catamounts are on a three-game winning streak and are 9-2 in the Southern Conference and 17-6 overall. WCU is tied for second place with Georgia Southern. Western Carolina fell at Georgia Southern, 64-62, in its last Southern Conference road game. The club, however, has found great success on the road this season with an overall record of 5-1 in conference road games. Western Carolina is 9-1 in its last 10 games.
This is the second meeting this season between Western Carolina and UNC Greensboro. In the game on January 12, the Lady Catamounts defeated the Spartans 66-53 in Cullowhee. Freshman Emily Clarke led Western Carolina against UNCG with 11 points and senior Ashley Pellom added 10. Western Carolina has won three in a row against UNC Greensboro and holds a 24-23 advantage in the series.
Western Carolina has held its opponents below 60 points in its last three games. The Lady Catamounts held College of Charleston and Davidson, two of the top five teams in the conference, to 49 and 57 points respectively. Western Carolina held Appalachian State to 57 points in the February 4 in the Ramsey Center.
Senior guard Chevon Keith has really pounded the glass for the Lady Catamounts as of late. She has had double figure rebounds in her last four games and recorded her seventh double-double of the season, 13 points and 11 rebounds, against Appalachian State.
In the three-game winning streak, Western Carolina is averaging 72.7 points per game and holding opponents to 54.3. Senior guard Monique Dawson
is leading the Lady Cats averaging 10 points per game. Three players are averaging nine points per game and no one is averaging less then four points per game.