Dec. 7, 2013
Sunday, Dec. 8 | 2 p.m.
THE GAME: The University of Cincinnati women’s basketball team will travel to face Youngstown State Sunday, December 8. The trip is a brief one-game road swing before UC returns home for a pair of contests. PLEASE NOTE: No UC radio broadcast will be available from the game. Youngstown State's radio broadcast is available by clicking here.
THE SERIES: Cincinnati holds a perfect 5-0 record against Youngstown State and will be making just its second trip Youngstown. The Bearcats picked up a 57-46 win over the Penguins during last year’s meeting.
LAST TIME OUT:
- The Cincinnati women’s basketball team earned a 75-44 win over Morehead State Wednesday evening.
- UC put together runs of 8-0 and 11-0 to account for the Bearcats’ first 19 points of the contest. Hollins contributed five points during the first spurt and five during the second run. Cook added the other six points during the second run on two makes from beyond the arc.
- Cincinnati scored the most points in a half (47) since head coach Jamelle Elliott’s first game at UC in which the Bearcats also scored 47 during the opening frame.
- Cincinnati’s 56.0 shooting percentage (14-25) was the highest for the Bearcats during any half this season. The overall shooting percentage for the game of 51.0 (26-51) is also a season-best mark.
- UC was 6-of-9 from three-point range in the contest. Both the total makes (6) and the percentage (66.6%) are season-highs.
- The 75 points are the most for the Bearcats this season, after just setting the mark of 71 against Charlotte four days ago. The 75 points are the third-most under Elliott, tying the total against Dayton on Nov. 16, 2011.
- Cincinnati recorded assists on 19 of 26 buckets, also a season-best.
- Hollins opened the game with 10 of UC’s first 13 points, helping the Bearcats build a 13-4 lead with 14:19 to play. She was 4-of-5 from the floor including one three.
- Hollins totaled 24 points in the contest, a season-high for the senior. It was the 14th time in her career she contributed at least 20 points. She also went 9-of-9 from the free throw line, a season-high total.
- Bianca Quisenberry had season and game-high totals in both rebounds (13) and assists (4). It marked the second time this season the freshman has dished out four assists, last doing so against Charlotte. Quisenberry was just three points shy of her first career double-double.
- Kayla Cook reached double-digits for the second time this season, pouring in a season-high 16 points against the Eagles. Cook went 3-of-3 from behind the arc, marking the second-straight game she totaled at least three trey’s.
- Jeanise Randolph totaled 17 points for her third double-digit scoring effort of the season.
SCOUTING THE PENGUINS:
- Youngstown State enters Saturday’s contest holding a 1-5 record. The Penguins’ lone win this season came against Northern Kentucky.
- Youngstown State most recently suffered a 70-67 loss to Miami (Ohio). The Penguins held a 67-61 lead with 90 seconds remaining but the Red Hawks scored the final nine points of the contest to claim a come-from-behind win.
- Liz Hornberger had her best game of the season on Wednesday with 16 points and six assists as one of three Penguins in double figures.
- Kelsea Newman scored a career-high 13 points, and foul trouble contributed to leading scorer Heidi Schlegel being held to 12 points.
- Schlegel continues to rank second in the Horizon League with 20.5 points per game, a big improvement from the 9.8 points she averaged last season.
- The Bearcats offensive attack set several season highs during a 75-44 win over Morehead State. The 47 points scored in the first half, tie the most for UC under Elliott since her debut game as the head coach when UC scored 47 in the opening half against Furman. The game shooting percentage (51.0), three-pointers made (6), total points (75) and assists (19) were also season bests.
- Sophomore Alexis Durley saw her consecutive free throw streak come to an end against Charlotte on Nov. 30 following 21 straight makes over the course of five games. Durley currently ranks 24th nationally in free throw percentage, shooting 91.7 percent.
- Senior Jeanise Randolph earned the first conference honor roll accolade of her career following her performance at the UNLV Lady Rebel Round-Up. Randolph averaged 14 points and 8.5 rebounds during the two-game event. Randolph recorded her second double-double of the season with 20 pts and 11 rbds against Charlotte.
- Through the first seven games of the season, the Bearcats bench is averaging 21.0 points per game. The pace nearly doubles the 11.3 ppg the bench averaged during last season. In three games this season UC’s leading scorer has come off the bench and just twice has the bench failed to contribute double digits.
- Sophomore Alexis Durley set a new school record for free-throw percentage, going 14-of-14 against Kent State on November 17, 2013. The previous best performances was 12-of-12 by Cheryl Cook on Nov. 22, 1983. She also had a career high 18 points in the game.
- Cincinnati is currently ranked first in the American Athletic Conference in free throw percentage at 74.0 percent. Four times this season UC has scored more than 17 points from the free throw line and three times shot better than 80 percent.