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SIUE Women's Basketball Set for Season Opener

SIUE WBB
SIUE WBB

Game 1 Notes

SIUE Cougars (0-0, 0-0 OVC)
vs. Quincy Hawks (0-0, 0-0 GLVC)

Tue., Nov. 5, 5:30 p.m. CT
Edwardsville, Ill.
First Community Arena at the Vadalabene Center

Live Stats: SIUEstats.com
Live Video: ESPN+
Live Radio: WSIE FM 88.7 (Brad Barnes)
 
ABOUT TODAY'S OPPONENT
• The Hawks are coming off a 5-22 season during the 2018-19 campaign.
• Guard Maddie Spagnola is the team's top returning scorer at 12.4 points per game.
 
LAST TIME OUT
Mikia Keith scored 14 points as SIUE overpowered Missouri S&T in exhibition play.
 
OPENING TIP
• Newcomer Ajulu Thatha scored 11 points in the exhibition win over Missouri S&T.
Christen King is the team's top returning scorer at 8.6 points per game.
• SIUE has several new faces for the 2019-20 season. Bria Stallworth is a transfer from Nebraska and is pursuing a graduate degree at SIUE. Kaitlin Lee and Madison Hackstadt were on the sidelines as redshirts last season. SIUE freshmen are Mikayla Kinnard, Tori Handley and Thatha.
• This is the eighth season for SIUE Head Coach Paula Buscher. She led the Cougars to a Women's Basketball Invitational appearance during the 2017-18 season, the second such NCAA Division I postseason tournament appearance for SIUE. Coach Buscher recorded her 300th career victory last season.

NEXT UP
• The homestand continues Friday with a 7 p.m. contest against SIU Carbondale.