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PREVIEW: SIUE Women's Basketball at Morehead State

SIUE at Morehead State

Complete Game Notes

Game #16
Sat., Jan. 7, 1 p.m. CT
Morehead, Ky.
Johnson Arena

SIUE Cougars (5-10, 1-1 OVC) at Morehead State Eagles (13-3, 3-0 OVC)

Live Video: OVCDigitalNetwork.com
Radio: 887 The Sound (T.J. Weber)
Live Audio: SIUECougarNetwork.com
Live Stats: SIUEStats.com

LAST GAME

Eastern Kentucky used a 16-4 run in the second period Thursday to push past SIUE women's basketball 75-63 at Alumni Coliseum.

SCOUTING MOREHEAD STATE
The Eagles, who have an eight-game winning streak, boast the best record in the OVC at 13-3 and 3-0 in league play. Morehead State has the top scoring defense at 63.6 points per game and is the top free throw shooting team at 74 percent. Eriel McKee is second in the OVC in rebounding at 8.1 caroms per game.

DOUBLE-DOUBLES
Gwen Adams has recorded double-doubles in each of her last three games against Bethune-Cookman (19 pts.-13 reb.), Illinois State (10 pts.-10 reb.) and Tennessee Tech (18 pts-13 reb.).

SERIES STUFF

SIUE and Morehead State are tied 5-5 in the series with the Cougars winning the last two meetings.

STEAL AWAY

Donshel Beck tied her career high with five steals at Eastern Kentucky.

CAREER HIGH
Elina Berzina became the latest Cougar this season to score double digits in a single game. She recorded 10 points at Eastern Kentucky on 3-of-4 shooting from the field and 4-of-4 shooting from the free throw line.

ROAD TRIP

This is the second of three consecutive road contests for the Cougars. SIUE next travels to Austin Peay (Jan. 11). The Cougars' next home contest is Jan. 15 against Murray State.

CAREER SCORING
SIUE has three current players among the top 40 in scoring all-time and each are playing in their third season of competition at SIUE. Adams passed Barbie Drew (1984-86) for 32nd all-time with 827 points. Beck is in 34th overall with 759 points. Jones is 40th with 654 points.

THE TREY

SIUE is No. 2 in the OVC in three-point field goal percentage at 36.4 percent but are eighth overall in three-pointers made (80).

CAREER HIGHS

Lauren White tied her career high with 20 points against Illinois State. Amri Wilder recorded a career-best 12 points off the bench against Northern Illinois, going 5 for 9 from the field.

HITTING YOUR FREE THROWS

Adams is No. 2 in the nation and No. 1 in the Ohio Valley Conference in free throw percentage at 94.9 percent. She is 75 of 79 from the line this season. She has made 40 of 41 over the last six games. Adams has missed three shots away from SIUE.

TOP SCORER

Donshel Beck is sixth in the OVC in scoring at 14.7 per contest. She is seventh among OVC players in field goals made with 80.

HANDING OUT ASSISTS

Nakiah Bell leads the Cougars in assists with 63 and is No. 3 among OVC players in assist-to-turnover ratio with 2.1.

OVC PICKS

SIUE women's basketball was picked to finish fourth in the Ohio Valley Conference after advancing to the conference tournament semifinals for the second straight year.

 
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