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Women's Basketball Returns to Action at North Carolina A&T
Updated: Monday 12/20/2012 (ET)
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WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - After a 12-day break for finals, the William and Mary women's basketball team returns to action at North Carolina A&T on Friday, Dec. 21.  Tip-off at the Corbett Sports Center in Greensboro, N.C., is slated for noon.  Fans can follow the action online at with live stats.

  Game Day Information  -  Game 9 at North Carolina A&T 
When:     Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, 12:00 PM
 Where:    Greensboro, N.C.  |  Campus Map | Visiting Greensboro
Venue:    Corbett Sports Center | Directions
Broadcast:    Live Stats  
Game Notes:  William and Mary | N.C. A&TCAA | MEAC
Season Stats: William and Mary | N.C. A&T | CAA | MEAC

CAA Weekly Report

Radford Highlights | Emily Correal Highlights:CAA Co-Player of the Week

Scouting the Tribe
The College enters the contest against the Aggies with an overall record of 2-6.  In its last game, W&M fell at Radford, 72-55, on Dec. 8.  Senior forward Emily Correal led W&M against the Highlanders with career highs in points (28), steals (5) and assists (4).  Additionally, the Venetia Pa., native became the 16th player in school history to net 1,000 career points.  Ironically, Correal poured in her 1,000 point off an assist from classmate Janine Aldridge, who netted her 1,000 career point in the College's game at UTSA on Nov. 25, off an assist courtesy of Correal.

W&M's 95 steals and 122 assists rank first in the CAA, while its 65.2 points per contest rank third.  Correal's 18.0 ppg lead the league, while her 8.9 rebounds per outing is fourth.  Senior Taylor Hilton's free throw percentage of .900 and assist-to-turnover ratio of 2.6 sits atop the league.  Furthermore, her assist-to-turnover ratio ranks 15th in the nation.  Senior Janine Aldridge is tallying 2.9 steals per game, which leads the CAA.  Additionally, the Massapequa, N.Y., native's 2.7 3-pointers per contest ranks second.

Scouting the Aggies
Under the direction of first-year head coach Tarrell Robinson, the Aggies own an overall record of 5-4. On Tuesday night, A&T dropped its first home contest of season at the Corbett Sports Center, as Charlotte defeated the Aggies, 57-47.  Senior JaQuayla Berry paced A&T with 15 points and six rebounds, while junior Tracy King chipped in 14 points on an efficient 7-of-10 shooting from the floor.  A&T opened Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference play with an impressive win over North Carolina Central, 67-27, and sits in a tie for second in the MEAC standings.    

The Aggies are scoring 55.8 ppg while its defense has held the opposition to just 54.3 points per outing.  A&T's scoring defense and field goal percentage defense (.387) rank third in the MEAC.  Redshirt junior Amber Calvin is pouring in a team-high 11.0 ppg, while her 23 assists rank second on the squad.  Berry is averaging 10.3 points per game and a team-best 7.1 rebounds per contest.  Additionally, her 18 steals this season is the most by any Aggie.

News and Notes:
Friday's contest will be the second meeting between W&M and North Carolina A&T, as the College owns the series edge, 1-0.  Last season, the Green and Gold defeated the Aggies, 74-68, at Kaplan Arena.  Senior Janine Aldridge set the tone against A&T with a game-high 21 points, which included five 3-pointers.  Classmate Emily Correal netted 15 points and pulled down a team-best six rebounds in the triumph.

- Tribe senior forward Emily Correal earned Colonial Athletic Association Co-Player of the Week accolades on Dec. 10.  The preseason All-CAA selection followed up a 21-point performance at Navy (Dec.4) with an outstanding outing at Radford (Dec.8) with 28 points, five steals and four assists, which were all career-highs.  Correal earned the distinction for the second time this season, as she took home the honor on Nov. 12.  Correal reached the 1,000-point milestone in 92 games, as she became the 10th fastest player to reach the mark in program history.   

- Against Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) competition, the College owns an all-time record of 38-25.  Of those 38 triumphs, 23 have come against in-state foes Norfolk State (12) and Hampton (11).  Additionally, W&M owns winning ledgers over Howard (5-3), Delaware State (4-0), Maryland Eastern-Shore (2-1), Coppin State (2-2), and North Carolina A&T (1-0).  Of its last eight road contests against MEAC competition, the College has recorded seven victories.

- Of the 16 players in school history who have totaled 1,000 points, seven (43.8 percent) have achieved the milestone during head coach Debbie Taylor's tenure.  The list of players include: Kyra Kaylor  (W&M all-time leading scoring with 1,873 points and 2005-06 CAA Player of the Year), Taysha Pye (three-time All CAA selection), Jen Sobota, Devin James, Tiffany Benson, Janine Aldridge and Emily Correal.     

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