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Women's Basketball Hosts Virginia Union on Wednesday
Updated: Saturday 11/13/2012 (ET)
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WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - The William and Mary women's basketball team returns home to Kaplan Arena when it hosts Virginia Union on Wednesday night at 7 p.m.  Fans can follow the action online at TribeAthletics.com with live video and stats.

All Tribe basketball home games will be available at TribeAthletics TV.  Fans can purchase an annual TribeAthletics TV package (12 months) for $69.95. The four-month TribeAthletics TV lineup is available for $39.95, while fans will be able to buy monthly passes at a price of $10.95 each. 
  Game Day Information  -  Game 3 vs. Virginia Union
When:     Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, 7 PM
 Where:    Williamsburg, Va.  Campus Map  |  Visiting Williamsburg
Venue:    Kaplan Arena  |  Seating Chart
Broadcast:    Watch Online  | Live Stats | TribeAthletics TV
Tickets:    TribeAthletics.com
Game Notes:  William and Mary Virginia Union CAA  | CIAA
News: Correal Named CAA Co-Player of the Week | Highlights From ECU and PITT

Scouting the Tribe
Wednesday night's tilt against Virginia Union marks the Tribe last home game of the 2012 calendar year. W&M will hit the road for seven straight contests to end the month of November and through December, before returning to Kaplan Arena to host Winthrop on Wednesday, Jan. 2.

Senior Emily Correal has been a force in the low post for the Tribe through the opening two games of the 2012-13 season. She posted back-to-back double-doubles, setting a W&M record with 21 rebounds in the opener against East Carolina to go with a game-high 25 points. Correal followed that with a career-high 27 points to go along with 10 rebounds at Pittsburgh.

W&M is averaging 11 steals per game this season. In each of the first two games of year, W&M had a player register five steals. Sophomore Kyla Kerstetter pulled the trick against East Carolina in the opener, while senior Janine Aldridge had five swipes at Pittsburgh.

Scouting the Panthers
Virginia Union opened the season with a pair of setbacks at the Glenville State Tournament, Nov. 9-10. The Panthers dropped a 90-83 decision to the host Glenville State College in West Virginia, before West Liberty University upended VUU, 71-66 in the second game of the tournament. Barvenia Wooten-Cherry enters her second season at the helm of her alma mater. She led the Panthers to a 12-14 mark in her first season, including a 9-7 mark in the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association. In its lone exhibition contest of the season, VUU fell at American University, 70-50.

A trio of players average in double figures for the Panthers led by Ashle Freeman at 15.5 points per game. Melyce Brown is averaging a double-double for VUU at 11 points and 10.5 rebounds per game, while Danielle Ferguson averages 12 points per contest. As a team, Virginia Union is averaging 74.5 points per game, while pulling down 46 rebounds per contest to go along with 14 steals per game.

News and Notes
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- Separated by a mere 52 miles, Wednesday's contest will be the first meeting between W&M and Virginia Union.  The College's inaugural season of basketball was in 1919-20, while the Panthers program was started in 1977.

- Tribe senior forward Emily Correal was named the Colonial Athletic Association Co-Player of the Week on Monday. In the season opener against East Carolina, the Venetia, Pa., native tied a school record with 21 rebounds, while she poured in a game-high 24 points on 10-of-23 shooting from the floor.  Additionally, she became only the third player in school history for record a 20-point and 20-rebound game. On Sunday, the local Pittsburgh area product led the Tribe with 27 points and 10 rebounds. The 27 points tied a career-high, while the double-double was the 19th of her career.

- Fifth-year senior Janine Alridge is just 10 steals shy of becoming the sixth player in W&M history with 200 career swipes. Aldridge tallied five steals at Pittsburgh and is averaging 3.5 steals per game through two games in 2012-13. Her 190 career steals currently rank ninth in school history. 

- In its road contest at Pittsburgh, the Tribe shared the basketball, tallying 21 assists on 24 made field goals. The 21 assists were the most for the College since dishing out 21 helpers against VCU on Jan. 15, 2012. Four different players tallied four assists against the Panthers, including career highs from a trio of players. Senior Taylor Hilton led W&M with a career-best five assists, while sophomore Anna Kestler and senior Chanel Murchison each handed out career highs with four assists each. Senior Janine Aldridge rounded out the group with four assists as well.

- Senior Janine Aldridge caught fire from beyond arc the at Pittsburgh.  The College's all-time leader in 3-pointers made (227) was 5-of-8 from 3-point range against the Panthers as she finished the afternoon with 17 points.  It was the Massapequa, N.Y. native's 15th career game in which she netted five or more trifectas.

 

 

 











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