Redhawks Look for Revenge in Milwaukee
Dec. 2, 2005
The Redhawks play the second half of their home-and-home series with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panthers as they travel north in a non-conference game at the Klotsche Center Friday, December 2 at 7:00 p.m.
The game can be heard live on ESPN 1220 AM and is web-streamed live at www.gosoutheast.com.
The Redhawks head into the match-up with a record of 3-2 and are currently riding a two-game winning streak.
The Redhawks used a 26-4 run to start the second half to defeat regional rival Southern Illinois, 74-63. The Redhawks shot a scorching 62.5-percent in the second frame. Tatiana Conceicao scored 27 points, 11 from the charity stripe. Natalie Purcell recorded her second double-double in three games as she finished with 10 points and 10 rebounds.
The Redhawks will look to gain some revenge against the Panthers as they snapped the Redhawks 11-game home winning streak in the opening game of the HealthPoint Plaza Thanksgiving Classic last Friday. The Panthers won 90-87 in double overtime despite Wanika Owsley's heroics. Owsley made two game-tying baskets to force each extra period. Conceicao led all scorers with 21 points.
SCOUTING THE PANTHERS
The Panthers will face the Redhawks in the second game of a home-and-home series set for this season. The Panthers head into the game with a record of 2-3 after falling to No. 14 DePaul, 91-79 at the Klotsche Center Wednesday evening.
UWM had cut DePaul's second half lead to six points at 69-63 when senior Molly O'Brien converted a three-point play on a lay-up and at the line with 7:27 to go in the game. The Blue Demons then began to pull away, building a 15-point advantage with a 9-0 run that eventually led to the 12-point victory.
Freshman Traci Edwards led the Panthers with 21 points and eight rebounds. Nichole Drummond recorded 20 points and O'Brien added 14 points to round out the double digit scorers for the Panthers. As ateam they shot 51-percent for the game but were outscored 28-8 in second-chance opportunities as Depaul grabbed 25 offensive rebounds.
Drummond averages 11.4 ppg and O'Brien averages 9.0 ppg and 6.2 rpg.
For the second-straight game Drummond and Edwards each recorded 20+ points in a game. Edwards leads the team in scoring (14.6 ppg) and rebounding (8.4 rpg). Since entering the starting lineup she has averaged 17.8 ppg, 10 rpg, 2.3 bpg and has led the team in scoring each outing.
Redhawks have faced the Panthers seven times, with the Panthers winners of five-straight. Southeast swept a home and home in the 1991-92 season, before the Panthers' current streak. In their last meeting, the Panthers won 90-87 in double overtime at the Show Me Center. The Redhawks had four players in double figures led by Tatiana Conceicao's game-high 21 points. The Panthers were led by Traci Edward