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January 2, 2013

Lady Tigers ready to take on Arkansas-Monticello

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The top returners for the Cotton Blossoms are Candace Virgadamo and Catherine Puckett.  Virgadamo netted 11.5 points and 3.0 rebounds per game, while Puckett added 5.5 points and 3.5 boards.

The 2011-12 series games were close contests, with the key difference coming down to free throws.  ECU went 27-of-45 from the charity stripe, while UAM was 39-of-51.

 

The Series

The Lady Tigers and the Cotton Blossoms have meet on just six previous occasions, with the series dating back to Nov. 28, 1986.  UAM earned the last victory at the Kerr Activities Center.

 

McCown Making a Mark

Senior Lindsay McCown was rewarded for helping the Lady Tigers claim two victories in their last two games. The Heavener, Okla., native averaged 17.5 points and 9.5 rebounds per game in two victories against Mid-America Christian and St. Mary’s, who entered their games with the Lady Tigers with a combined 18-3 record.

McCown set season highs for points (24), assists (4), field goals (8), three-point field goals (2) and free throws (6) against St. Mary’s. She tallied her second career double-double at Mid-America Christian, with 11 points and a career-best 11 rebounds.

 

Blocking Clinic

Sophomore Dilan Webster put on a blocking clinic in the opening minutes of the game at Mid-America Christian.  The Oklahoma City, Okla., native tallied five blocks in the first half against the Evangels and ended the game with a career-high six.

 

Double-Double Doubled

Senior Lindsay McCown recorded her second career double-double against Mid-America Christian (Dec. 17), with 11 points and 11 rebounds.  Her first double-double had come a year earlier against the same team, when she tallied 22 points and 12 rebounds (Dec. 10, 2011).

 

Moving Forward

The Lady Tigers have been making great strides to improve their record from a season ago.  ECU finished 5-1 in non-conference play, up from a 2-9 mark from 2011-12.

 

Hot Hands

As a team, the Lady Tigers shot 51.7 percent from the floor (30-58) against Cameron.  That marked the first time since Feb. 16, 2012 that ECU had shot over 50 percent in a game.  The Lady Tigers saw shooting percentages over .600 from four players and .500 or better from four more.

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