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November 8, 2013

ECU Men's and Women's Basketball Notebook


The East Central University women’s basketball team will open the 2013-14 season at home and will play the first five games of the season on Wayne Cobb Court in the Kerr Activities Center. The first game of the season is set for Saturday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. against Southwestern Christian. The Lady Tigers will continue the streak with a Tuesday, Nov. 12 match-up with St. Gregory’s at 7 p.m.


The Eagles have started the 2013-14 season and are 0-1 after finishing 2012-13 14-19 overall and 7-9 in conference play as a member of the NAIA. SWCU will have one more chance to pick up their first win of the season before coming to Ada, as they face Lyon College at home Nov. 8.

Jordan Gooch and Vanessa Bledsoe are the top returners for the Eagles from a season ago. Gooch averaged 9.7 points and a team-best 7.3 rebounds per game, while adding a .415 (113-of-272) shooting percentage and 39 blocks. Bledsoe tallied 9.6 points and 4.2 rebounds per outing and shot .418 (77-of-184) from the floor.


ECU and SWCU battled during the 2012-13 season, with the Eagles earning a 76-74 win on their home court (Nov. 26, 2012).

Senior Alycea Price led the Lady Tigers with 12 points and nine rebounds, while junior Taylor Fischer added nine points for the ECU returners.

Jordan Gooch is the top returner from the game for SWCU, with 14 points and 13 boards.


While the Eagles took the win in the last outing, the Lady Tigers own a 14-2 overall record in the all-time series and have a 7-0 mark when playing in the Kerr Activities Center.


The Cavaliers are 0-1 on the season after finishing 2012-13 with a 12-19 overall and 5-11 record in the Sooner Athletic Conference. SGU will also play one game before being the hosts of the Lady Tigers, as they face Lyon College Nov. 9.

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