This Week in Atlantic Sun Women's Basketball: Dec. 20th

Thursday, December 20, 2012

MACON, Ga. - Atlantic Sun Women’s Basketball is heading into the last week of games before conference play begins with just 11 non-conference games left before A-Sun teams square off against each other.

A-Sun Women's Basketball Notes (#ASunWBB):

  • Stetson went 2-0 in the 25th Annual Hatter Classic, grabbing wins over UNC Asheville and Georgia Southern to improve their record to 7-4. The two wins extended the Hatters home win streak to 10 and is tied for the 18th longest in the nation. Stetson has swept the last three Hatter Classics and has been champion or co-champion seven times.
  • The Hatters Victoria McGowan was named tournament MVP and is currently ranked ninth in the country in three point shooting percentage (.486). As a team the Hatters rank 23rd in the nation and are shooting .372 from behind the arc.
  • Mercer has already matched their total wins from the 2011-2012 season with a record of 6-4. The Bears have one more non-conference opponent scheduled at home vs. High Point before they host Stetson in the first week of A-Sun conference play.
  • In the Bears last three games, Precious Bridges has had the hot hand averaging 18 point per game; Kendra Grant is second in scoring with 12.7 points per game in the Bears games vs. Florida State, Alabama State, and Georgia Southern.
  • FGCU picked up two wins this week; garnering victories against ACC foe Virginia Tech (63-56) and Atlantic 10 opponent Richmond (70-62). Betsy Adams earned her first A-Sun Newcomer of the Week honors after she posted a game-high 19 points at Virginia Tech.
  • The Eagles currently hold the ninth longest home win streak in the nation with 16 consecutive victories in Alico Arena. FGCU holds a 30.25 scoring margin at home, outscoring its opponents 78.1 to 47.9
  • Jacksonville’s Tracie Sneed collected her first career A-Sun Player of the Week honors for her performance against Troy where she recorded 28 points; tied for the second-best single game effort in JU history.
  • North Florida’s Jadhken Kerr is No. 6 in A-Sun record books in 3-point field goals with 231; Kerr is only four three-pointers away from cracking the top-5. Kerr averages 2.0 three-pointers per game this season.
  • Northern Kentucky has two players in the top-five in the A-Sun in 3-point shooting percentage; Christine Roush (.455) and Rianna Gayheart (.429). The Norse are playing their last non-conference opponent of the season on Thursday, December 20 vs. UNC Wilmington.
  • Kennesaw State’s Sametria Gideon moved into the top-10 in the A-Sun record books with 876 career rebounds. In her career she has tallied 38 games with ten or more rebounds. Gideon is first in the A-Sun in rebounding, averaging 10.4 rebounds per game.
  • USC Upstate’s Tee’Ara Copney leads in three categories in career active player standings with 1,358 points, 473 field goals made and 235 steals. Copney ranks No. 32 all-time in points and No. 16 in steals.
  • Lipscomb is looking for its programs third ever victory against Austin Peay as they travel to Clarksville, Tenn. on Friday, December 21st. The past two games between the two teams have been decided by five or less points with a 61-58 Austin Peay win in 2011 and a 63-58 Bisons victory over the Governors in 2010.
  • ETSU’s Destiny Mitchell leads the league this season in steals, averaging three steals per game; the most since Mercer’s Courtney Ford averaged 3.3 per game in the 2009-2010 season.

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