Elon Women’s Basketball Phoenix Looks to Extend Winning Streak in Boone

Posted by Press Release on February 16, 2014 at 4:56 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

ELON, N.C. – Winners of four straight, the Elon women’s basketball team looks to keep its winning streak alive in its next game at Appalachian State on Monday, Feb. 17, in a 6 p.m. tip in Boone, N.C.

Elon (11-12, 7-5 SoCon) at Appalachian State (10-14, 7-7 SoCon)
Date: Monday, Feb. 17
Time: 6 p.m.
Site: Boone, N.C. (Holmes Center)
Series: Appalachian State leads, 21-11
Last Meeting: Jan. 17, 2014 – Elon won, 66-54
Radio: WSOE 89.3 FM – Ryan Balick and Jake Sotir with the call
Twitter Updates: @ElonScores

Last Time Out
Elon picked up a 65-61 win in Cullowhee, N.C., against Western Carolina on Saturday. The first half was tight with neither team taking more than a four-point lead before the Phoenix grabbed a six-point advantage at the break. Elon stormed out to a 10-0 run to start the second frame and led by as much as 13 before WCU cut it to a two-point game with only 10 seconds left. On the next possession, Sam Coffer was fouled and made both chances at the line to give the Phoenix the four-point victory.

Scouting the Mountaineers
Appalachian State enters Monday’s game with a 10-14 overall record and a 7-7 record in conference play. The Mountaineers defeated UNCG 76-67 on Saturday after dropping two league games at Chattanooga and Samford prior. ASU leads the SoCon in rebounding margin with a +6 mark against opponents, while averaging 62.5 points per game. Junior Maryah Sydnor leads the team and the conference by putting up 19.6 points per game along with a team-high 8.8 rebounds/game. Also averaging in double figures is KeKe Cooper with 10.2 ppg.

The Series
The Mountaineers hold a strong advantage in the all-time series, 21-11, but Elon has won the last two meetings, including a 66-54 win in Alumni Gym earlier this year. The Phoenix has not won in Boone since a 73-55 final on Feb. 9, 2009.

NCAA Rankings
The NCAA released its latest set of rankings on Feb. 14 and Elon finds itself ranked eighth nationally in three-point field goal percentage with a 38.5 percent mark from beyond the arc (first in the league) and 20th in blocked shots per game (5.2/game).

The 1,000-Point Club
Kelsey Harris is on her way to becoming the 20th member of Elon women’s basketball’s 1,000-point club. The senior currently has 980 career points, leaving her just 20 shy of the elite mark. The Gastonia, N.C., native is averaging 12.3 points per game.

Looking Ahead
Elon returns home to Alumni Gym next weekend for its final two home games of the regular season, beginning with Wofford on Saturday, Feb. 22, in a 4 p.m. tip.

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