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Women's Basketball Heads to San Antonio for Thanksgiving Holiday
Updated: Sunday 11/23/2012 (ET)
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WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - The William and Mary women's basketball team will spend the Thanksgiving Holiday in San Antonio, Texas, playing in the University of Texas at San Antonio's Thanksgiving Classic. On Saturday, the College will matchup against Austin Peay and on Sunday, the Tribe will conclude its stay with a contest versus UTSA.  Saturday night's tilt against Austin Peay is scheduled for 8 p.m. (E.T.), while Sunday's game versus UTSA is slated for 5 p.m. (E.T.).

Fans can follow both games online at TribeAthletics.com with live stats.  Additionally, for the price of $ 7.95 fans can watch the Tribe's contest against UTSA online at goutsa.com.

  Game Day Information  -  Game 5 vs. Austin Peay
When:     Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, 8 PM
 Where:    San Antonio, Texas  |  Campus Map  | Visiting San Antonio, Texas
Venue:    Convocation Center | Parking Information (Seating Chart Included)
Broadcast:    Watch Online  | Live Stats 
Tickets:    goutsa.com
Game Notes:  William and Mary | Austin PeayCAA | OVC
Season Stats: William and Mary | Austin Peay | CAA
News: George Washington Highlights

Scouting the Tribe
W&M heads to San Antonio, Texas with an overall record of 1-3.  Last week, the College defeated Virginia Union, 78-44, before dropping a tightly contested tilt at George Washington, 58-51, on Sunday.

In the contest against Virginia Union, sophomore Kyla Kerstetter led the attack with 14 points, eight steals, six assists and six rebounds.  With the contest tied, 16-16, the College ended the first half against the Panthers on a 24-7 run, as it cruised to its first victory of the season.  At George Washington, senior Taylor Hilton poured in 10 points, six rebounds and three steals, as W&M trimmed a double-digit second half deficit down to four points on multiple occasions before falling to the Colonials. 

Senior forward Emily Correal is averaging 17.8 points per game, which is third most in the CAA, while her 11.3 rebounds per outing also stand in third.  Classmate Janine Aldridge is averaging 12.3 points per contest, while sophomore Kyla Kerstetter is pouring in 8.5 points per game to go along with a team-best 14 steals.      

Scouting Austin Peay
Under the direction of sixth-year head coach Carrie Daniels, Austin Peay enters the UTSA Holiday Classic with a record of 1-2.  In its last outing, the Governors defeated Binghamton, 71-67, behind senior Leslie Martinez's 20 points and five rebounds.  Austin Peay opened the season with a 72-54 defeat at Alabama-Birmingham.  The Governors returned to Clarksville, Tenn., and opened its home slate with a setback against Louisville, 90-52.

In the victory over Binghamton, the Governors utilized a 23-12 second-half run as it erased a 10-point halftime deficit en route to its first victory of the season.  Martinez leads the Lady Governors averaging 15.7 points and 5.3 rebounds per game.  Senior Kaitlyn Hill is pouring in 8.3 points and 8.0 rebounds per outing, while sophomore Kristen Stainback is scoring 7.7 points per contest to go along with a team-high seven steals.       

News and Notes:
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Saturday night's tilt will be the second meeting between the Tribe and Austin Peay as W&M owns a 1-0 series edge.  The squads last met during the 1990-91 season as the College downed the Governors, 59-54, in a Thanksgiving Invitational hosted at Marquette University.

- When it comes to lending a helping hand, the College is tied atop the league standings with 65 assists on the year.  The Green and Gold have earned an assist on 65 of its 95 (68 percent) made baskets this season.  In its contest at Pittsburgh on November 11, W&M tallied 21 helpers on 24 made field goals.  The 21 assists were the most for the College since dishing out 21 assists against VCU on Jan. 15, 2012.  In its next contest, against Virginia Union, the College registered 22 assists on 29 made field goals against the Panthers.   

- Defensively, the College has been stout this season, as it has held all four of its opponents to shoot under 40 percent from the field.  Furthermore, the Green and Gold has stifled the opposition to shoot 15-of-66 (22.7 percent) from 3-point range, which ranks fourth in the CAA.  Meanwhile, the Green and Gold's 59 steals on the season rank first in the CAA.  Sophomore Kyla Kerstetter leads the way with 14 thefts, while seniors Janine Aldridge and Jaclyn McKenna have recorded 10 and eight swipes, respectively. 

- W&M junior forward Victoria Willems will be returning to her hometown of San Antonio, Texas this weekend.  Willems starred at nearby MacArthur High School, which is located in the northeast part of the city, as she led the Brahman's to a 2010 district title, its first since 1996.

- The College is 1-1 all-time against competition from the Ohio Valley Conference. W&M's game against Austin Peay will be the second meeting between the two schools.  In 1974, the Green and Gold dropped an AIAW Region II tournament contest to Tennessee Tech in Harrisonburg, Va.

- The trip to George Washington started a seven-game road trip for the Green and Gold.  After the tilt against the Colonials, the Tribe will play a pair of contests in the University of Texas at San Antonio's Thanksgiving Tournament, before traveling to the Naval Academy on Dec. 4.  The trip continues with a contest at Radford on Dec. 8, before a 12-day break for exams.  After semester finals, W&M will play at North Carolina A&T on Dec. 21.  The road stint ends with a trip to Ithaca, N.Y., as the Tribe will face Cornell on Dec. 30.  In all, the seven-game trip will cover five states and 5, 612 miles, which is the equivalent of traveling from Miami, Fla., to Anchorage, Alaska.

- On November 24, the Green and Gold owns an all-time record of 1-5. The College last played on November 24, during the 2009-10 season as it dropped a contest at Iowa, 78-54.  Oddly enough, the Tribe's lone win on the 24th day of the month came against Austin Peay, 59-54, on November 24, 1990.

 












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