CofC Women’s Basketball Set for Thanksgiving Trek to Ohio

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College of Charleston (2-1, 0-0 SoCon) at Miami (Ohio) (2-1, 0-0 MAC) at Cincinnati (2-1, 0-0 Big East)

Games #4/5

November 23, 2012, 6:00 p.m. (ET) and November 25, 2:00 p.m. (ET)

Millett Hall (Oxford) Fifth Third Arena (Cincinnati)

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CHARLESTON, S.C. – The College of Charleston women’s basketball team continues their road swing as they spend the thanksgiving holiday in Ohio with games at Miami (Ohio) (Friday, 6:00 p.m.) and at Cincinnati (Sunday, 2:00 p.m.)

College of Charleston Women's Basketball

OPENING THOUGHTS

CofC head Coach Natasha Adair

 

On win on the road win against East Carolina

“Going into the game we talked about it was going to take heart and hustle. The last thing on the board was 100 percent team effort and my team gave that today. I can’t tell you who led the stat sheet, but everyone who stepped on that court and even those who didn’t play, the energy and togetherness was there. We did what we needed to do to get a very good road win.”

 

On preparation for games in Ohio this weekend

“We have had a great week of practice in preparation for our two games. Tomorrow we will dial it back a little bit for Thanksgiving. I’m looking forward to spending some quality time together will the team and give thanks for so many things that we are fortunate to have. We will have a quick turnaround with game day on Friday. It’s no different than traveling to East Carolina, it’s a business trip and I talk about staying focused.”

 

THE COACHES

College of Charleston

Natasha Adair

Career Record: 2-1 (1st year)

CofC Record: 2-1 (1st year)

 

Miami (Ohio)

Maria Fantanarosa

Career Record: 222-219 (16th year)

MU Record: 30-34 (15th year)

 

Cincinnati

Jamelle Elliott

Career Record: 39-54 (4th year)

UC Record: 39-54 (4th year)

 

THE SERIES

Miami (Ohio) leads 1-0, first meeting with Cincinnati.

 

SCOUTING MIAMI (OHIO)

• The Redhawks are 2-1 on the season with wins against Northern Kentucky (63-52) and Robert Morris (70-56). Miami (Ohio) lost its first game of the season at Eastern Kentucky (63-73).

 

• The Redhawks have two players averaging in double-figures in scoring, led by senior guard Courtney Osborn, who is averaging 21.7 points per game and 6.3 assists per game.

 

• In the Redhawks three games they have gotten to the free-throw line 68 times and made 45 of them (.662).

 

SCOUTING CINCINNATI

Cincinnati has wins over Northern Kentucky (49-31) and at Kent State most recently (59-41). The Bearcats fell at Ohio State (87-49). The Bearcats are led by Dayeesha Hollins, who is averaging 15.7 points per game.

 

LAST TIME VS. MIAMI (OHIO)

The Cougars have only played the Redhawks once in their history, December 20, 1999 when Miami (Ohio) won in Oxford 96-45.

 

ROAD WARRIORS

The Cougars will be on the road for much of November and December as they play eight of their first 11 games away from TD Arena.

 

HARDY RETURNS TO BUCKEYE STATE

Senior Cathryn Hardy will see lots of family and friends in the stands cheering for her this weekend. Hardy grew up in Dayton, Ohio and attended Oakwood High School.

 

IT’S RAINING THREES

Junior guard Alyssa Frye set a new CofC single-game record for three-pointers in a game with seven in the win at East Carolina last Saturday. Frye connected on seven-of-10 from beyond the arc.

 

BROWN CLOSING IN ON TOP-10

Junior point guard Jill Brown is 10 assists shy of cracking the top-10 for career assists in CofC women’s basketball history. Brown registered her third 10 assist game of her career with 10 dimes against ECU.

 

SHARING THE BALL

Against East Carolina the Cougars recorded 18 assists in the contest, the most since 21 assists January 16, 2010 in an 84-78 victory at Davidson.

 

DOUBLE TROUBLE

Senior Latisha Harris opened the season with a double-double (17 points and 14 rebounds) in the Cougars home opening win over Coastal Carolina. Against ECU Harris got her second double-double of the season with 21 points and 15 rebounds. Harris registered eight double-doubles during the 2011-12 season.

 

SCORING BALANCE

In each of the Cougars first three games of the season at least three players have scored in double figures. Harris and Frye have scored in double-figures in each of the three games.

 

NEXT HOME GAME

The Cougars will return home to TD Arena Nov. 28 when they host Winthrop at 7:00 p.m.

Michael "Beach Mick" Hudson

About the Author:

Michael "Beach Mick" Hudson is the founder and Editor of Beach Carolina Magazine. Living along the coast of North Carolina, Mike has a passion for the beach and loves to bring news and events of the Carolinas to others around the world.

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