Dec. 7, 2012
CULLOWHEE, N.C. - Western Carolina women's basketball (3-4) wraps up its five-game home-stand hosting Tennessee Tech (4-4) at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Ramsey Center.
The game is part of a doubleheader with men's basketball who takes on rival Appalachian State at 4:30 p.m. Read More
The contest is the final home game of 2012 for the Catamounts, as the team will close out the year with three straight road contests at Charleston Southern (December 19), Georgia State (December 21) and South Carolina on December 29. Western Carolina has a record of 2-2 in its last four games at home.
Western Carolina is holding its opponents to an average of 52.9 points per game ranking the team second in the Southern Conference. The mark is just behind Samford who is allowing 45.8 points per game.
Coincidentally, Tennessee Tech comes into Western Carolina having defeated Samford 65-56 on December 6. The Golden Eagles were just the second team this to score over 60 points against the Bulldogs.
Western Carolina had its streak of holding opponent below 60 points snapped on December 3, when Elon defeated the Catamounts 64-48. Prior to the game against the Phoenix, Coastal Carolina had scored the most against WCU, with 56 points in the Catamounts loss on November 17.
The Catamounts have three players hovering just under averaging double figure scoring. Redshirt senior Diamond Hunnicutt is averaging 9.3 points per game while junior Rena Wakama and sophomore Ali Lane are each averaging nine points per game.
Tennessee Tech has one player averaging in double figures in Diamond Henderson with 16.8 points per game. This is Tennessee Tech's second road contest of the season. The Golden Eagles fell to Vanderbilt, 77-50, on December 1 and have a 0-1 record in away games this year.
|Western Carolina vs. Tennessee Tech
Sat., Dec. 8 - 2:00 p.m. ET