This Week in Atlantic Sun Women's Basketball: Nov. 15th

Thursday, November 15, 2012

MACON, Ga. – Mercer and FGCU remain unbeaten after the first week of the 2012-13 women’s basketball season. Mercer battled in a high scoring game against Troy and came out on top, garnering a 96-90 win on the road. The Bears have one more home game against Jacksonville State before they travel to South Bend to play No. 6/7 Notre Dame on Tuesday.

A-Sun Women's Basketball Notes (#ASunWBB):

  • FGCU earned the No. 8 spot in the second edition of the 2012-13 Women’s Basketball Mid-Major Top 25 poll. The Eagles moved up one spot in the poll from last week’s preseason poll.
  • The Eagles Katie Meador had a double-double in her first collegiate game in the Eagles 100-31 victory over Warner. The freshman received A-Sun Newcomer of the week honors after grabbing 11 points and 12 rebounds in her 31 minutes of play.
  • Eagles’ redshirt-senior, Brittany Kennedy filled the stat sheet in the home-opener, recording 11 points, nine assists, six steals and five rebounds, to earn her first College Sports Madness Atlantic Sun Women’s Basketball Player of the Week award.
  • Lipscomb’s Hannah Phillips was awarded her first career A-Sun Player of the Week Honor in the first week of the 2012-13 season after averaging 18 points for the Bisons in their two games against Gardner Webb and No. 16 Vanderbilt. Phillips drained 50 percent of her shots from behind the arc in the two games.
  • Kennesaw State was unable to make up their first half deficit against No. 20 Georgia Tech on Wednesday but were able to hold a 36-33 second half score. The Owls will be playing at the Preseason NIT on Saturday, November 17th against Morehead State University.
  • Nine different Jacksonville players scored in the Dolphins 68-54 victory over Bethune-Cookman. The Dolphins will carry that momentum into their Sunday match-up against Florida Atlantic.
  • Stetson’s Shanasa Sander’s tied a career high with 24 points against Hofstra after landing five from beyond the arc. The Hatter averages 17 points per game and an 88.9 shooting percentage in the first week.
  • USC Upstate start the 2012-13 season with four-straight road games, including November 15 game at Norfolk State. The Spartans have a tough non-conference slate and opened the season with a pair of losses at Purdue and Old Dominion. Upstate also have two more ranked opponents on their schedule in West Virginia and Kentucky.
  • Looking to get their first division one win, Northern Kentucky is scheduled to play Western Kentucky on Saturday. In the Norse game against Miami (OH) Kayla Thacker netted a career-high 16 points to lead NKU, while teammate Kaitlyn Gerrety also scored a career-best 13 points.
  • ETSU will look to play another strong mid-major squad in Chattanooga who just got a quality win over Tennessee. Destiny Mitchell will lead the Bucs against the Mocs who are ranked No.25 in the College Insider Mid-Major poll.
  • North Florida opened up their season on the road at several tough Florida opponents home gyms; Facing No. 23 Miami, Florida International, Central Florida and their next opponent, Florida in Gainesville on Monday, November 19th.

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