SIUE Women's Basketball in Pink Zone
Feb. 15, 2011
Women's Basketball-Pink Zone; Girl Scout Day
Wednesday, February 16 @7:00 p.m. vs. IPFW
$2 admission for all fans wearing pink to the game; Local Girl Scouts receive $2 admission
SIUE (7-15) vs. IPFW (17-6)
Live Audio: WSIE FM 88.7 - http://webradio.siue.edu
Live Stats/Gametracker: http://www.siuecougars.com
Live Video: http://www.siuetv.com
Series Record: IPFW leads 7-6
Last Meeting: L 68-56 at IPFW (2/1/01)
First Meeting: L 91-75 at SIUE (11/25/88)
Record at SIUE: 3-3
Record at IPFW: 3-4
Largest SIUE win: 25, twice (12/6/97 & 2/3/00)
Largest IPFW win: 20, 64-44 (1/6/94)
Current Streak: IPFW W2
This is the first meeting between these programs since the 2001 season when both were members of the Division II Great Lakes Valley Conference. Since then, IPFW moved on to Division I and is a member of the Summit League. IPFW has four players averaging double figures this season with No. 4 Stephanie Rosado leading the way with 16.9 points per game.
The Mastodons have won their last four outings and 10 of their last 11. They are in second place in the Summit League standings with an 11-3 record in conference play.
SIUE Head Coach Amanda Levens announced that the SEMO game has been rescheduled for Monday, Feb. 21, at the Vadalabene Center. Game time is 5:30 p.m. The SEMO game was previously scheduled for Feb. 1 but winter storms postponed the contest.
SIUE dropped an 81-71 game at Tennessee State on Feb. 8. Despite hitting more field goals than Tennessee State, the Cougars committed 26 fouls. Tennessee State was 28 of 35 from the free throw line.
SIUE had its five-game winning streak snapped at Purdue Jan. 27. It was SIUE's longest winning streak in the Amanda Levens' era and is the best winning streak since the 2007-08 season when the Cougars also won five straight games. The Cougars had a successful January going 5-2 overall, including an overtime loss to Eastern Illinois.
Misi (Jones) Clark will be inducted into the SIUE Athletics Hall of Fame Sept. 24. The former three-time All-American point guard holds SIUE career records for points (2,164), free throws made (647), field goals attempted (1,550), free throws attempted (920), games played (114) and steals (324).
Four different players have recorded a double-double this season for SIUE. Raven Berry recorded her seventh of the season and 11th of her career with 15 points and 10 rebounds in the loss at Eastern Illinois. Michaela Herrod has two while Allyssa Decker and Sydney Stahlberg have one each.
CLIMBING THE HILL
Jazmin Hill has jumped into the top 20 all-time in three-pointers made with 53 after 22 games. The Cougar freshman has recorded a three-pointer in 21 of 22 games this season. She had her string of 14 straight games with two or more three-pointers snapped at Tennessee State. The most three-pointers by a freshman is 70 set by all-time record holder Whitney Sykes (2004-2008).
COUGAR TOP 40
SIUE has two active players among the top 40 scorers all-time at SIUE. Junior Melia Duncan is 30th with 675 points, and sophomore Raven Berry is 32nd overall with 601 points.
POINTS AND ASSISTS LEADER
Jazmin Hill currently leads the team in points per game (13.2) and assists per game (2.9). The last player to do that for the Cougars was Misi Clark during the 2000-2001 season.
GRABBING THE BOARDS
Michaela Herrod is third in rebounding with 6.1 per game. She has seen a staggering improvement over the past six weeks, averaging 9.6 per game since the beginning of January. Herrod has recorded double-digit rebounds five times this season.
THREE FOR THE E
Melia Duncan is the seventh player in school history to record 100 three-pointers. She passed Sarah Schweers (1999-2003) for No. 6 on the list with 103. Whitney Sykes is the school's all-time leader with 277 three-pointers from 2004 to 2008. Next on the list is Leslie Phillips (1994-1997) who recorded 108.
IN THE RPI
The RPI considers team records, opponent record and strength of schedule. The official index is released by the NCAA each week. There are 343 NCAA Division I women's basketball teams listed overall. Below are the RPI rankings for this week, including all of the Ohio Valley Conference teams.
Tennessee Tech 96
UT Martin 150
Morehead State 162
Eastern Illinois 210
Austin Peay 259
Southeast Missouri 272
Jacksonville State 290
Tennessee State 315
Eastern Kentucky 329
Murray State 334
FROM THE FIELD
Sophomore Raven Berry continues to lead the team in field goal percentage at 52.0 percent. In her first two seasons, Berry is shooting exactly 50 percent from the field (221-442).
TWO SIGNEES FOR COUGARS
Katie Hempen (Highland) and Tierny Austin (Rockford) have signed National Letters of Intent to join the women's basketball program. Both scored 1,000 career points before their senior season and were named All-State. Hempen, a 5-9 guard, was the Most Valuable Player for a second time last season for the Lady Bulldogs. The fourth-place finisher in the state in the IHSA's three-point shooting contest, she averaged 14.7 points per game and 3.1 steals per game last season. Austin, a 5-10 forward, averaged 21.9 points, 8.9 rebounds and 4.0 steals per game last season in leading Auburn High School to a 26-6 record.
OHIO VALLEY CONFERENCE
SIUE officially joined the OVC on July 1, 2008. SIUE women's basketball will begin regular season competition in the OVC during the 2011-12 academic year and will be eligible for post-season competition in 2012-13. SIUE women's basketball is eligible for the Women's NIT and the Women's Basketball Invitational (WBI) this season and next season.