Women's Basketball Kicks Off Three-Game Tennessee Trip Saturday At Austin Peay
Jan. 11, 2008
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Southeast Missouri State (9-6, 4-2) at Austin Peay (4-11, 1-5) Ohio Valley Conference Game Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008 - 5:15 p.m. Dunn Center (7,875) - Clarksville, Tenn. Series History: SEMO leads 20-15 Last Meeting: SEMO, 58-54 (2/28/07) Ishee vs. Austin Peay: 2-1 Radio: KGIR/ESPN 1220 AM - Erik Sean (PBP), Corey Miggins (Color)
TIP-OFF: Southeast Missouri State women's basketball opens a three-game Ohio Valley Conference road swing through the state of Tennessee this Saturday in Clarksville with conference battle against Austin Peay in the Dunn Center with the tip-off set for 5:15 p.m. The Redhawks have produced a 4-1 record on the road, while the Lady Govs are 2-5 at home this season.
SCOUTING THE REDHAWKS: Southeast heads into Saturday's game with a 9-6 overall record which includes a 4-2 mark against conference opponents. The Redhawks have won five of their last six games, but dropped dropping a 71-68 decision to Murray State Monday at the Show Me Center. Junior guard/forward Sonya Daugherty has amassed a team-best 15.4 points and 2.1 steals per game for Southeast in addition to shooting 40 percent from both the field and three-point range. Senior forward/center Missy Whitney leads the Redhawks with in rebounds (6.2 rpg) and blocked shots (1.6 bpg) while posting 13.7 points per contest.
SCOUTING THE LADY GOVS: Austin Peay has produced a 4-11 season record with a 1-5 ledger against OVC team entering Saturday's contest and is currently on an eight-game losing skid. The Lady Govs dropped two road games this week, falling at Eastern Illinois on Monday by score of 99-99 and losing an 81-59 decision at Murray State on Thursday. Austin Peay is led by freshman guard/forward Ashley Herring, who has produced 11.8 points, 6.3 rebounds, 1.6 steals and 0.7 blocks per contest in her inaugural collegiate season. Senior guard Ashlee McGee has tallied a team-leading 4.9 assists per contest for the Lady Govs while tying for second in scoring with freshman guard Alex Bivins at 8.5 points per game. Carrie Daniels is in her second season as head coach for Austin Peay and has produced a 14-31 record at her alma mater.
SERIES HISTORY: The Redhawks have tallied a 20-15 all-time series lead over Austin Peay and have claimed wins in five of the last seven meetings since 2004-05. The Lady Govs have won five of the last eight games played at the Dunn Center since 2000, including a 75-50 win last season. Southeast claimed two out of three wins last year which included a 58-54 win in the first round of the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament at the Show Me Center.
ROAD WARRIORS Southeast has produced a 4-1 record in true road games this season, including a 3-0 mark in conference play. The Redhawks are currently on a stretch in which they play five of the seven conference games away from home this month.
NIXON MOVES UP SOUTHEAST'S CAREER TREYS LIST: Junior Tarina Nixon currently ranks among the top five three-point shooters in the history of Southeast women's basketball. Nixon is fifth all-time with 102 treys and is now eight threes away from tying the fourth-place mark of 110 which is currently held by Rusty Sowers (1997-99).
BENCH RELIEF: Junior forward Crysta Glenn has continued to provide quality play off the bench for Southeast over its last three games. The 5-10 native of San Diego, Calif., has averaged 7.7 points and 7.3 rebounds per game during this stretch that include Monday's contest against Murray State in which she tallied a season high-tying 13 rebounds and six points in 28 minutes.
UP NEXT: Southeast continues its Tennessee road swing on Jan. 17 as it heads to Nashville for a conference battle against Tennessee State at the Gentry Center with a start time of 5:30 p.m.