SEWANEE, Tenn. - The 2017-18 edition of the Sewanee women's basketball team will commence on Wednesday night, when the Tigers travel to Covenant for a 6:30 p.m. tip.
The Tigers are coming off a 9-16 record, 6-8 in the SAA. The team brings back three starters and five reserves to go along with four newcomers to the 2017-18 squad under first-year head coach Tracey Braden.
Bella Taylor returns for her junior campaign after coming off a phenomenal sophomore campaign. The Sparta, Tenn. native is closing in on 1,000 career points, needing 136 points to become the 14th player all-time in Sewanee history to the feat. In 2016-17, the two-time SAA member became the all-time scoring leader for the women's basketball program, scoring 505 points, averaging 20.2 per game, on 47.4 percent (193-for-407) shooting.
Other key starters include Sue Kim and Hannah McCormack, who were each named All-SAA Honorable Mention members a year ago. McCormack was second on the team in scoring with 11.9 points per game on 45 percent shooting. Kim helped feed the ball to Taylor and McCormack, as she totaled 103 assists a year ago, averaged 4.1 assists per game.
As a team, Sewanee shot 38.9 percent from the field, 31 percent from downtown and averaged 13.6 boards per game.