Women's Basketball hosts College of Charleston Sunday Afteroon|
Nov. 24, 2012
CINCINNATI, Ohio – The University of Cincinnati women’s basketball team (2-1) returns home following a two-game road swing to host College of Charleston (2-2) Sunday afternoon at Fifth Third Arena. The non-conference game is set for a 2 p.m. start.
Sunday’s contest includes several in game contests including shooting contests, Dress like a Bearcat Relay and a Thanksgiving Turkey Toss all of which fans have the opportunity to win Bearcat prize packs. Following the game, there will be a team autograph session held courtside. Complimentary schedule posters, individual player trading cards and sharpies will be provided.
SERIES HISTORY: Sunday’s contest will be the first meeting between UC and the College of Charleston.
LAST TIME OUT: Cincinnati once again used a defensive performance to earn a non-conference win over Kent State. The Bearcats limited Kent State to just 15 points and five field goals in the second half as they rolled to a 59-41 win. Four different Bearcats reached double-digits in scoring, including Dayeesha Hollins’ who netted 15. Making her first career start, Lesha Dunn set new career bests in points (12), rebounds (7), assists (3), field goal attempts (9), field goals (6) and minutes (35).
“I was pleasantly surprised with the way Dunn came out to start the game,” said head coach Jamelle Elliot. “We decided as a coaching staff to run a play for her the first play of the game, to get the ball to her inside and try to establish her early and after she made that shot her confidence went through the roof.”
SCOUTING THE COUGARS: The College of Charleston features a high-scoring duo in Alyssa Frye and Latisha Harris. Harris, a 6-3 center, is averaging a double-double through four games with 17 points and 10.7 rebounds per contest. Frye, a 5-8 guard, averages 16.3 points thanks in large part to her long-range shooting. The junior is 14 for 32 from three-point range this season, averaging 4.7 threes per contest. Frye recently broke the single-game school record for three-pointers made with seven (7-for-10) during the Cougars win at East Carolina.
“The College of Charleston is a really good team; they are a team that we aren’t going to under estimate,” continued Elliot. “They have a new coach, Natasha Adair, who is a really good friend of mine so I know her pedigree and I know she’s going to have them playing extremely hard when they come in here on Sunday. By no means is this game going to be an easy one, but if we can come out and set the tone defensively and offensively like we did up at Kent State, then I think we can be successful."