Elon Phoenix Women’s Basketball Awaits Mountaineers in Monday Match-Up

Posted by Press Release on February 24, 2013 at 5:44 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

ELON, N.C. – The Elon women’s basketball team (14-12, 11-6 SoCon) will host the Appalachian State Mountaineers (18-6, 12-4 SoCon) on Monday, Feb. 25, in Alumni Gym in the second-to-last home game of the season. Tip is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for youth 12 and under.

Monday, Feb. 25
Site: Elon, N.C. (Alumni Gym)
Series: Appalachian State leads, 21-9
Last Meeting: Feb. 2, 2013 – Appalachian State won, 63-40
Radio: WSOE 89.3 FM – Ryan Balick and Matthew Krause will have the call

Last Time Out
Elon almost completed an impressive second-half comeback at Furman on Saturday but ended up falling by a 74-71 final. The Phoenix was down 15 points with 12 minutes to play and pulled within one with 49 seconds left on the clock. However, the Paladins were able to hold on for the win. Kelsey Evans scored 17 points and recorded three blocks, while Ali Ford finished with 15 points and four assists. Zora Stephenson also scored in double figures with 14 points after going 4-of-6 from three-point range.

Scouting the Mountaineers
Appalachian State was scheduled to play at UNCG on Saturday, but the game was postponed after the majority of the Spartans’ players and coaching staff were struck by illness, keeping ASU at a 12-4 SoCon record entering Monday’s game. The Mountaineers had three players (Anna Freeman, Courtney Freeman and Marayah Sydnor) selected to the preseason all-conference team. A. Freeman is the conference’s leading scorer (17.3 ppg) and ranks third in rebounding (9.1 rbg), while Sydnor (14.9 ppg) also ranks in the top five in scoring. C. Freeman is the third player averaging in double figures for the team with 12.9 points/game.

The Series
The Mountaineers own the all-time series, 21-9, and have controlled the matchups as of late, winning the last eight. The last meeting went the way of ASU by a final of 63-40 on Feb. 2 in the Holmes Center. Despite the loss, Kelsey Evans scored a game-high 19 points and hauled down eight boards, while Autumn Carter tallied three blocks.

Looking Ahead
The Phoenix will host Davidson in its final home game of the season on Saturday, March 2, with a 2 p.m. tip. The game will also mark Senior Day for Arayael Brandner, Kelsey Evans, Ali Ford, Lei Lei Hairston and Shon Redmond.

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