Women's Basketball Hosts Coastal Carolina Tuesday

Senior guard Kaila'Shea Menendez leads Western Carolina averaging 12.8 points per game.

Nov. 21, 2011

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Game Notes vs. Coastal Carolina

CULLOWHEE, N.C. -Western Carolina women's basketball (3-1) hosts Coastal Carolina (3-0) at 7 p.m. Tuesday.


SUFFERING FIRST LOSS:Western Carolina suffered its first loss of the season, falling on the road at Campbell 59-43 ... It snapped a three-game winning streak to start the season.

FIRST NOT TO 60 PLUS:The Catamounts failed to score 60 or more points for the first time in the first four games of the season ... WCU scored a season-low 43 points against Campbell.

ROAD RECORD:Western Carolina is now 1-1 on the road to start the year.

KEEPING HOME STREAK:Western Carolina will look to improve its home record to 3-0, as it starts the season with a pair of wins in the Ramsey Center.

MENENDEZ MISSES DOUBLE FIGURE BY ONE: Senior guard Kaila'Shea Menendezopened the season scoring in double figures for the first three games of the year ... Her streak was broken when she just missed a double figure scoring performance with nine points against Campbell ... Menendez leads the Catamounts, after four games, averaging 12.8 points per game.

CAMPBELL AND THE THREE/BLOCK: Freshman Makensey Campbellhas hit at least one three pointer in three of her first four games of the season ... She has hit a three-pointer in her last two games ... First off the bench for WCU, Campbell has also had a pair of blocks in two of the first four games of the season.

RILEY GETS A SHOT: Junior Crystal Rileyscored seven points in six minutes against Campbell on Saturday ... A season-high on both accounts she hit a free throw and was also 4-for-4 from the free throw line.

MEETING COASTAL CAROLINA:Western Carolina holds a 6-3 record over Coastal Carolina ... The two clubs last met at the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout on November 25, 2009 ... The Catamounts fell to Coastal Carolina 72-64 ... Prior to that, Western Carolina had won the last four meetings ... WCU is 3-1 at home against Coastal Carolina.

FOURTH BIG SOUTH TEAM:Western Carolina will face its fourth Big South Conference team of the young season when it faces off against Coastal Carolina ... The Catamounts are currently 2-1 against Big South Teams, defeating Charleston Southern and UNC Asheville and falling to Campbell.

TOY DRIVE: With the holiday season rapidly approaching, fans coming to the game Tuesday - and remaining home games through November and early December - are invited to bring a new, unwrapped toy to the games to help benefit both the Jackson County Christmas Store and Toys for Tots.



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