Women's Basketball Hosts Coastal Carolina Tuesday

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