College of Charleston (7-8, 3-3 SoCon) vs. Appalachian State (10-3, 4-1 SoCon)
January 18, 2013, 7:00 p.m. (ET)
TD Arena, Charleston, S.C.
CHARLESTON, S.C. – The College of Charleston women’s basketball team will host Appalachian State Friday at 7:00 p.m.
College of Charleston
Career Record: 7-8 (1st year)
CofC Record: 7-8 (1st year)
Career Record: 358-152 (17th year)
ASU Record: 94-51 (6th year)
Appalachian State leads 20-16.
SCOUTING APPALACHIAN STATE
Appalachian State comes in with a 10-3 overall record and 4-1 mark in Southern Conference play. The Mountaineers have three players averaging over 14 points per game, led by Anna Freeman, who leads the SoCon in points per game at 17.7.
BROWN DROPPING DIMES
Junior Jillian Brown became the seventh player in CofC women’s basketball history to reach 300 career assists in the Cougars game vs. Davidson. Brown is currently fifth in the record books with 313 career assists and ranks 11th in the country in assists per game at 6.9.
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 12 straight games, including 18 or more points in eight of those 12 games. In the Cougars game at Samford they had 20 bench points, led by 12 from junior Afreyea Tolbert.
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 15 games of the season, and has had 15 or more assists three times.
Senior Cathryn Hardy is leading by example on the court. Hardy leads the Southern Conference in offensive rebounds per game at 3.7. Hardy has also scored in double figures in three of the Cougars last four games.
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL TO HOST EDUCATION DAY
The College of Charleston women’s basketball team will host Education Day on Monday Feb. 4. The Cougars will play UNCG at 11:30 and will have lots of fun and educational activities for the kids. For more information visit the CofC women’s basketball page on CofCSports.com.
COME BACK TO TD ARENA ON SUNDAY
On Sunday the Cougars will be back in action as they host the Elon Phoenix at 2:00 p.m. inside TD Arena.