This Week in Atlantic Sun Women's Basketball: Nov. 30th

Friday, November 30, 2012

MACON, Ga. - Northern Kentucky picked up their first Division One victory in their home-opener against Youngstown State. Melody Doss scored a buzzer beating layup to secure the 66-64 win for the Norse. The Penguins were undefeated prior to this match-up and had received 76 points in the College Insider Mid-Major Poll.

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

  • Kennesaw State’s senior forward Sametria Gideon put in her 1,000th career point with a nine-point effort in the Owls' game against Wofford. Gideon became the first Owl to reach the 1,000 point mark since KSU moved to Division I. Gideon is the third A-Sun active player to reach this plateau behind USC Upstate’s Tee’Ara Copney and Stetson’s Victoria McGowan. FGCU’s Sarah Hansen is only eight points away from reaching the 1,000 point mark.
  • Stetson’s Victoria McGowan was named the A-Sun Player of the Week after averaging 21.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 5.5 assists while leading the Hatters to a pair of victories over Ball State and Bethune-Cookman. Against B-CU she scored a season-high 27 points and added eight rebounds and five steals. McGowan was also named College Sports Madness Atlantic Sun Player of the Week. The Hatter squad posted a new school record of 14 three-pointers in their 78-66 win over Ball State.
  • Jacksonville’s Briona Brown earned her first career A-Sun Newcomer of the Week award after leading the Dolphins with 16.5 points, 7.5 rebounds & four steals in their two victories over Vermont and Jacksonville State. Brown hit five-of-six at the charity stripe against JSU including a late one to secure JU’s 72-69 win.
  • FGCU dropped to No. 11 in the fourth edition of the 2012-13 CollegeInsider.com Women’s Basketball Mid-Major Top 25 poll. Stetson and Mercer also received votes in the poll. The Eagles competed in the Paradise Jam in the Virgin Islands and defeated Hampton 70-59 in their final match-up.
  • Mercer strengthened its overall record to 4-2 after a close 46-43 win over Davidson on Wednesday night in Hawkins Arena. Sophomore Precious Bridges led the team with 23 points in the game.
  • North Florida has won two in a row at home after a lengthy stint away from home. The Ospreys secured their two home victories over Vermont and Bethune-Cookman in exciting fashion, winning by a combined total of four points.
  • USC Upstate defeated Western Carolina 51-48 after a tough opening schedule against three nationally-ranked opponents. Senior Tee’Ara Copney led the squad with 18 points, shooting .666 from the field. Copney has 80 points this season and is the current career active leader in points scored in the A-Sun with 1,324.
  • Lipscomb's Hannah Phillips is first in the A-Sun this season in three-pointers, hitting 3.2 per game while shooting .500 from behind the arc. Phillips will look to lead the Lady Bisons against in-town rival Belmont at Allen Arena on Saturday, December 1st.
  • After a long break, ETSU hosts Memphis on Friday, November, 30th. Destiny Mitchell leads the league in scoring this season with 20.5 points per game while shooting .586 from the field. Mitchell and Kennesaw State’s Sametria Gideon lead the league with the most career double-doubles (Mitchell - 17, Gideon - 23).