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.
Webster has also tallied 60 blocks in 2012-13, 30 more than her freshman campaign. Her 90 career blocks surpassed the ECU career block record of 89 set by Gina Farmer (1995-97).
Winning on the Road
ECU has already earned eight wins on the road, which is seven more than the 2011-12 campaign and the most since winning eight road games in four previous seasons, nine in one, 10 in one and went 11-8 in 1982-83 and 11-2 in 1995-96.
For what is believed to be the first time in school history, three Lady Tigers tallied double-doubles in a single game, when ECU defeated Arkansas-Monticello, 74-45. Senior Lindsay McCown earned her second of the season with 10 points and 11 rebounds. Junior Ashley Robison also tallied her second of the year, with 10 points and 12 rebounds. Junior Alycea Price added the final double-double of the night and the first of her career, with 12 points and 11 boards.
McCown Making a Mark
Senior Lindsay McCown was rewarded after 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.
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.
As a team, the Lady Tigers shot 50 percent or higher in three games this season. ECU shot .517 at Cameron (Nov. 15), .571 against Southern Arkansas (Jan. 5) and .500 at Southwestern Oklahoma State (Jan. 12). In those games the Lady Tigers also held their opponents to below .300 in two games and .354 in the third.
Starting on a Winning Note
For the first time since the 2008-09 campaign, the Lady Tigers have started the season with a win in the opening game after they defeated SGU, 69-51 (Nov. 10).
ECU will finish up the regular season on the road at Southwestern (Feb. 28) and Arkansas Tech (March 2).