Feb. 8, 2013
CULLOWHEE, N.C. – Western Carolina women’s basketball (6-15, 4-8 Southern Conference) hosts its annual Play 4Kay game against Furman (9-12, 5-7 SoCon) on at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Ramsey Center. All fans are encouraged to wear pink to the game.
Play 4Kay, formerly known as WBCA Pink Zone, is an initiative that allows a nation of coaches to raise awareness and funds for cancer research on the court, across campuses, in communities and beyond. The official charity is the Kay You Cancer Fund. The late Kay Yow served as the catalyst for Play 4Kay after her third recurrence of breast cancer in 2006. Yow was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 1987 and passed away in January 24, 2009.
Western Carolina defeated Furman, in the two teams last meeting on January 25, 88-83 in triple overtime in Greenville, S.C. Freshman guard Lindsay Simpson poured in a career-high 25 points and teammate Rena Wakama also had a career-high with 23 points. The triple overtime game against Furman was the second straight overtime game between
Western Carolina and the Paladins. The two squads went to overtime on February 13, 2012 as well, in Greenville, when the Catamounts came out on top 58-54. The contest against the Paladins is begins a balanced stretch for Western Carolina in the final eight games of the season. The Catamounts have four home games and four road games remaining in the regular season.
|Western Carolina vs. Furman
Sat., Feb. 9 - 2:00 p.m. ET