College of Charleston Cougars Face Road Test at Davidson

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College of Charleston (10-12, 6-7 SoCon) at Davidson (14-8, 11-1 SoCon)

Game #23

February 11, 2013, 7:00 p.m. (ET)

TD Arena, Charleston, S.C.

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Coming off their 65-60 victory on the road at Georgia Southern, the College of Charleston women’s basketball team continues their road trip at Davidson on Monday at 7:00 p.m.

THE COACHES

College of Charleston

Natasha Adair

Career Record: 10-12 (1st year)

CofC Record: 10-12 (1st year)

Davidson

Michele Savage

Career Record: 50-35 (3rd year)

DAV Record: 50-35 (3rd year)

College of Charleston Cougars women's basketball

THE SERIES

Davidson leads the all-time series 26-9. The two teams last met Jan. 7 in Charleston with Davidson getting a 65-57 victory.

SCOUTING DAVIDSON

Davidson comes into the game with a 14-8 overall record and 11-1 mark in Southern Conference play. The Wildcats most recently beat Appalachian State on the road on Saturday. Davidson is led in scoring by Sophia Aleksandravicius, who is averaging 15 points per game.

FRYE LEADING COUGARS

Junior Alyssa Frye set the CofC women’s basketball DI record for threes in a season with seven against Furman and now has 70 for the season. Frye has 289 points this season compared to 198 in all of last season. She is averaging a career-high 13.1 points per game this season and has scored in double-figures in the Cougars last six games.

FOUR IN DOUBLE FIGURES

On Saturday in the Cougars win at Georgia Southern four players scored in double-figures, led by Alyssa Frye with 18 points. The Cougars are a perfect 3-0 this season when four players score in double-figures.

GETTING OFFENSIVE

The Cougars have combined to grab double-digit offensive rebounds as a team in each of their 22 games this season. The Cougars are leading the SoCon in offensive rebounds per game and senior Cathryn Hardy leads the conference individually at four offensive rebounds per game.

COUGARS HAVING CAREER GAMES

Sophomore Jazz Green made the start against Western Carolina and made the most of it as she set career-highs in points (14), assists (4) and minutes (33) in the win vs. the Catamounts. Sophomore Courtney McKenzie, who didn’t play last year, scored a career-high eight points and has 29 points this season.

BENCH PLAY KEY TO SUCCESS

The Cougars have been getting excellent production from their non-starting players this season. In their 10 wins the bench is averaging 16.3 points per game and 14.6 points per game in all games. The Cougars bench has combined to score in double figures in 17 of their 22 games this season.

DROPPING DIMES

The Cougars have registered 15 or more assists in seven games this season and are 6-1 when doing so. Junior point guard Jillian Brown has already surpassed her assist total from last season (124), which is third on the school record list for assists in a single season. Brown currently has 140 assists and has recorded six double-digit assist games this season. The Cougars had 19 assists vs. 12 turnovers in their win against Western Carolina.

BROWN WATCH

Junior point guard Jillian Brown (Midlothian, Va.) continues to climb the CofC DI career list for assists and is also near the top of the all-time single season assists list. Brown ranks in the top-15 among all NCAA DI players in assists per game this season and has had six double-digit assist games this season and eight for her career. Brown is also in the top-10 in the Cougars DI era in steals per game and minutes played per game.

COFC DI SINGLE SEASON ASSIST LEADERS

1. 170…..Tonia GERTY………………… – 2009-10

2. 142…..Marketta TALLEY…………… – 2004-05

3. 140…..Jillian Brown………………….. -2012-13

4. 124…..Jillian Brown……………………..-2011-12

5. 119……Maria WILLIAMS……………. – 1991-92

119……Jade HUGHES…………………… – 2006-07

7. 116……Tonia GERTY………………… – 2008-09

8. 114……Tula ZECOPOULOS………. – 1989-90

114……Waynetta VENEY………………. – 1996-97

10. 109…..Jade HUGHES……………….. – 2008-09

COFC DI CAREER ASSIST LEADERS

1….460….Tonia GERTY…………………….- 2007-11

2….413….Jade HUGHES………………… – 2005-10

3….397….Marketta TALLEY…………….. – 2002-06

4….350….Jillian Brown…………….. 2010-present

5….303….Sara WEAVER………………… – 1997-01

……303….Shanna MICKENS…………… – 2000-04

7….273….Debbie TROWBRIDGE…….. – 1993-97

8….257….Rachel KING…………………… – 2001-05

9….254….Natalie SEEL…………………… – 1990-94

10..242….Maria WILLIAMS……………… – 1990-93

Michael "Beach Mick" Hudson

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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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