Cougars Challenge GLIAC Foes

December 15, 2003

         SIUE will be one of two schools representing the Great Lakes Valley Conference at the Sleep Inn Invitational this weekend in Midland, Mich. The tournament pits GLVC schools against Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference schools.
         The Cougars will square off against tournament host Northwood on Friday night, then faces Ferris State on Saturday afternoon. Indianapolis is the other school involved in the tournament.
         "Hopefully we can get some wins and represent the conference well," Coach Wendy Hedberg said.
         Northwood currently has a 3-4 overall record and plays St. Francis Tuesday night. Melissa Elliot leads the team in scoring with 14.6 points per game.
         Ferris State comes into the tournament with a 7-2 record and is led by preseason All-America Lucy DeMartin's 16.1 points per game.
         SIUE is coming off a convincing win against Greenville to move its overall record to 5-3.
         Freshman Julianne McMillen (Pana) continues to lead SIUE with 121 points scored. She also leads the team with 8.8 rebounds per game.
         "We've only had a few games with our full squad, and we've done well under those conditions," Coach Wendy Hedberg said. "We are playing as a team more and more and that has had a big impact on our success. Everyone is very team-oriented."
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