GAMES 21-22 PREVIEW: Hendrix and Rhodes

GAMES 21-22 PREVIEW: Hendrix and Rhodes

Game Notes

SEWANEE, Tenn. - Sewanee women's basketball will conclude the road schedule this weekend with showdowns against Hendrix and Rhodes.

THE BASICS
Game #21 | Sewanee (8-12, 2-7 at Hendrix (9-11, 2-7) | Friday, Feb. 1, 6 p.m. 
Grove Gymnasium, Conway, Ark.
All-Time Series: Hendrix leads series, 35-9
Last win: Feb. 6, 2015 in Sewanee (78-73 | 2OT)

Game #22 | Sewanee at Rhodes (11-9, 4-5) | Sunday, Feb. 3, 1 p.m.
Mallory Gymnasium, Memphis, Tenn.
All-Time Series: Rhodes leads series, 60-25
Last win: Jan. 26, 2018 in Sewanee (72-64)

SAA STANDINGS

TEAM SAA PCT OVR PCT STR
Millsaps 8-1 .889 17-3 .850 W4
Oglethorpe 7-2 .778 16-4 .800 W3
Berry 5-4 .556 9-11 .450 W5
Birmingham-Southern 5-4 .556 8-12 .400 L2
Rhodes 4-5 .444 11-9 .550 L3
Centre 3-6 .333 10-10 .500 W1
Hendrix 2-7 .222 9-11 .450 L6
Sewanee 2-7 .222 8-12 .400 L1
           
-As of 1/28/19

 

MAKING IT RAIN: The Tigers have been hitting shots behind the arc this season. The program leads the SAA and is 15th in all of NCAA Division III in triples with 165. That number has transitioned to conference play, where they have drained 76 three-pointers, 20 more than Oglethorpe. 

Two Tigers are ranked in the top 10 in SAA play in three-point percentage. Katie Roth is fourth with a 38.2 percent mark, while Kinsley Logan is fifth with 37.8 percent mark. 

Logan and Alyssa Owens (Rhodes) are the top-two in three-pointers made in conference play with 21 and 20 respectively. 

MINUTES A'PLENTY: The three players with the most minutes in conference play will see plenty of action Friday night. Amber Turner of Hendrix leads all players in the SAA with an average of 35.7 minutes per game. 

Right behind her are Sewanee's Sue Kim and Kinsley Logan, recording 34.3 and 32.8 minutes, respectively. 

MOVIN' ON UP: Head women's basketball coach Tracey Braden is slowly moving up the ranks of wins at Sewanee. With the double overtime win over Birmingham-Southern on Jan. 25, Braden is tied for sixth all-time with 18 wins, joining Karen Booker, who coached the 2002 and 2003 seasons.

Current Assistant Athletic Director Dickie McCarthy is the winningest coach in Sewanee women's basketball history with 106.

HITTING IT WHEN IT COUNTS: Ellie Treanton, in nine SAA games, is eighth in the league with 11.6 points per game. On the year, the freshman is 12th with 9.9.  

A big part of the double-digit figure in conference play is scoring 17 or more points in three of her last four games.

Against Birmingham-Southern on Jan. 25, the Clarksville, Tenn. native dropped a 20-point game, the first such game of her career. 

She has converted 82.1 percent from the free throw line in SAA action, good for fourth. 

A LOOK AT THE WARRIORS: Hendrix has been on a skid as of late, dropping its last six contests. After a 9-5 start, the Warriors are 9-11 and are tied for the basement of the league. 

Vinessa Daniel leads all scorers with a 16.7 average, tops in the league. She has recorded four 20+ games and two 30+ games this season.

She has also corralled three double-doubles and leads the team in boards with 6.9.

Before Hendrix started its losing skid, they took down Sewanee on the Domain, 76-64, on Jan. 4. Three Tigers hit double figures, but the duo of Amber Turner (19) and Vinessa Daniel (18) posted 37 of the team's 76 points. 

Sewanee will look to end a seven-game losing streak to the Warriors on Friday. Hendrix holds the advantage, 35-9. Sewanee is seeking its first win in Arkansas since 2005 when Dickie McCarthy's team defeated the Warriors, 73-60. That season, the team won 19 games, and McCarthy was named the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Coach of the Year.

A LOOK AT THE LYNX: Rhodes enters the weekend on a three-game losing skid. After defeating reigning SAA Tournament Champion Oglethorpe on Jan. 18 in Memphis, the Lynx could not find an answer with the surging Berry Vikings, losing both games by an average of 10.5 points. In between, Rhodes fell to OU in Atlanta by 10.

Entering the weekend with an 11-9 mark and 4-5 record in league play, Rhodes will turn to Allie Young (13.4) and Alyssa Owens (11.5) to shoot the rock. 

Rhodes downed Sewanee on Jan. 6 on the Domain, 64-57, thanks to 18 points and 13 rebounds and six blocks by Young. 

Rhodes holds a 60-25 advantage over Sewanee as the teams will meet for the 86th time overall.

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