CofC Cougars Continue SoCon Play, Host Davidson
College of Charleston (7-5, 3-0 SoCon) vs. Davidson (5-7, 2-0 SoCon)
January 7, 2013, 7:00 p.m. (ET)
TD Arena, Charleston, S.C.
CHARLESTON, SC - The College of Charleston women’s basketball team continues Southern Conference play as they host Davidson Monday at 7:00 p.m.
POSTGAME QUOTES FOLLOWING 58-56 WIN VS. GEORGIA SOUTHERN SATURDAY
College of Charleston Head Coach Natasha Adair
“My heart is still beating very fast. You find a way to win. When you get into conference you don’t know what is going to happen. Conference games are a dogfight. It doesn’t matter what you did last game, each team is fighting for position in the conference. It wasn’t perfect, but down the stretch we made plays to win. We got key stops when we needed to. I’m proud of my team. On the board it was 100 percent team effort and focus and when we had to we had it.”
“Our team is very versatile and we have good depth. Each time it’s a different player that steps up. We have work to do, but to be 3-0 in conference is great. I am so pumped for my team, I’m excited for my staff and now we look ahead to Monday and the game against Davidson.”
College of Charleston
Career Record: 7-5 (1st year)
CofC Record: 7-5 (1st year)
Career Record: 41-34 (3rd year)
DAV Record: 41-34 (3rd year)
Davidson leads the all-time series 25-9.
Davidson comes in the game with a 5-7 overall record and 2-0 mark in Southern Conference play. Most recently the Wildcats beat Appalachian State 65-49. The Wildcats are led by senior Sophia Aleksandravicius, who is averaging 14.6 points and 10.1 rebounds per game.
IT’S BEEN A LONG TIME
With their 82-74 win over Richmond Dec. 28 the Cougars beat an Atlantic 10 conference opponent for the first time since a win against Charlotte in the 1980-81 season.
HARRIS EARNS SOCON PLAYER OF THE WEEK
This week senior Latisha Harris was awarded SoCon Player of the Week. Harris had two double-doubles including 20 points and 13 rebounds in the Cougars win at Charleston Southern. It was the first time CofC women’s basketball has earned the honor since Deidra Jones on Nov. 24, 2009. Harris recorded her fifth double-double of the season with 14 points and 10 rebounds in the Cougars win vs. Georgia Southern. Harris’ 66 career blocks currently rank fifth on the Cougars all-time list.
BROWN DROPPING DIMES
Junior Jillian Brown recorded her fifth double-digit assist game of the season with a career-high 11 assists in the Cougars win over Georgia Southern. With four more assists Brown will become just the seventh CofC player to reach 300 career assists.
FOUR IN DOUBLE FIGURES
For the second time this season the Cougars had four players score in double figures in the win vs. Richmond. Seniors Megan Fischer (18), Latisha Harris (15), Cathryn Hardy (13) and junior Alyssa Frye (15) all scored in double-figures. Hardy and Harris also posted double-digit rebounding games to register double-doubles in the games. For Hardy it was her first career double-double, for Harris her 12th career double-double.
STRONG SUPPORTING CAST
The Cougars have gotten excellent production from their reserves this season as they have combined to score in double-figures in nine straight games, including 18 or more points in seven of those nine games. In the most recent win vs. Georgia Southern they combined for 19 points.
SHARING THE BALL
Against Richmond the Cougars had 20 assists on 27 field goals. The team has nearly doubled their assist total from last year through the first 11 games of the season, and has had 15 or more assists three times.