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Women's Basketball Opens CAA Play at Hofstra on Sunday
Updated: Monday 01/05/2013 (ET)
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WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - The William and Mary women's basketball team will begin its Colonial Athletic Association slate this Sunday, when it travels to Hofstra for a contest scheduled to tip at 2 p.m.  Fans can follow the action online at TribeAthletics.com with live stats.  For the price of $ 9.95 fans can watch the action live on GoHofstra.com.

  Game Day Information  -  Game 12 at Hofstra 
When:     Sunday, Jan. 6, 2012, 2:00 PM
 Where:    Hempstead, N.Y.  |  Campus Map | Visiting Hempstead
Venue:    Mack Sports Complex  | Directions
Broadcast:    Live Stats  | Live Video
Tickets:    www.gohofstra.com
Game Notes:  William and Mary | HofstraCAA 
Season Stats: William and Mary | Hofstra | CAA 
News:

Cornell Highlights | Winthrop Highlights | CAA Media Center

Scouting the Tribe
The College kicks-off its league slate at Hofstra with an overall record of 2-9.  On Wednesday night, the Green and Gold fell to Winthrop, 81-70, at Kaplan Arena.  In the contest against the Eagles, senior Janine Aldridge paced the Tribe with 19 points, five rebounds and four assists.  Sophomore Jazmen Boone turned in an impressive performance that included a career-high 17 points, seven assists and six rebounds. 

For the year, senior Emily Correal is averaging a team-high 16.8 ppg, which also ranks third in the CAA.  The Venetia, Pa. native also ranks fourth in the league in rebounding at 8.4 per game.  Senior Janine Aldridge is pouring in 13.2 points per outing, which ranks ninth in the conference.  The Massapequa, N.Y., native is the College's all-time leader in 3-pointers made (255), which ranks seventh most in CAA history.     

As the team, the College is averaging 66.0 ppg, which ranks fifth in the conference.  Furthermore, W&M is tied for the league lead averaging 16.0 offensive rebounds per outing.  The Green and Gold's 76 3-pointers and 6.9 per contest rank second in the conference, while its 3-point field goal percentage (.344) stands in third.  Additionally, through 11 games, the Tribe is averaging 15.5 assists (171), which ranks second in the CAA.    

Scouting the Pride
Hofstra entertains the College in its CAA opener with a record of 4-7.  The Pride is currently riding a three-game winning streak as it has posted consecutive victories over Mississippi (72-63), Northwestern (63-54) and Norfolk State (82-47).  This season, Hofstra owns a 3-2 record at the Mack Sports Complex.

Senior Shante Evans paces the Hofstra attack pouring in 17.3 ppg to go along with 11.3 rebounds per game, which both rank second in the CAA, respectively.  Additionally, Evans is just 32 points shy of becoming Hofstra's all-time leading scorer.  Junior Anma Onyeuku averaging 8.9 points and 5.6 rebounds per outing, while senior Candance Bond is netting 7.5 ppg to go along with a CAA leading 34 steals.  The Pride is coached by Krista Kilburn-Steveskey, who is in her seventh season at the helm of the Hofstra program.

News and Notes:
- Sunday's contest will be the 32nd meeting between Hofstra and W&M, as the Pride own a 22-8-1 series edge.  In a series that dates back to 1939, the College will face off against Hofstra for the 14th time in Hempstead, N.Y. 

- In its last four contest against Hofstra, the Tribe is averaging 80.3 points per game.  Last season, in an offensive showcase, W&M posted 97 points against the Pride inside Kaplan Arena.  The 97-point output was the fifth highest in school history as senior Janine Aldridge poured in 22 points on 8-of-14 shooting from the floor.

- Sunday's game on Long Island will be a homecoming for Janine Aldridge, Jaclyn McKenna, and head coach Debbie Taylor.  Growing up approximately 11 miles outside of Hempstead in nearby Massapequa, Aldridge returns home as a 1,000-point scorer and the College's all-time leader in 3-pointers made with 255.  McKenna, who starred at Elwood-John Glen High School in Huntington, N.Y., arrives home having tallied nine points and eight rebounds in W&M's last contest against Winthrop.  McKenna's hometown of Huntington is located just 20 miles northeast of Hempstead.  A graduate of Massapequa High School in Massapequa, N.Y., head coach Debbie Taylor makes her return back to Long Island looking to open league play with a victory on Sunday.  The contest at Hofstra will be the second-trip to the state of New York for Tribe this year.   On December 30, the College played at Cornell University located in Ithaca, N.Y.    

- After the contest at Hofstra, the Tribe will return to Kaplan Arena on Tuesday, Jan. 8, as it hosts UNCW in its Colonial Athletic Association home opener.  Tip-off in Williamsburg, Va., is slated for 7:00 p.m. and fans can follow the action online at TribeAthletics.com with live video and stats.

- Senior forward Emily Correal, a preseason All-CAA selection, has not disappointed this season.  On two occasions this year, Correal has been tabbed as the conference player of the week (Nov. 12 and Dec. 10).  Additionally, Correal has posted career-highs in points (30) and rebounds (21) during her final campaign.  She started the season, against East Carolina, becoming just the third player in program history to post a 20-point (24) and 20-rebound (21) game.  In W&M's contest at Radford on Dec. 8, she became the 16th player in program history to net 1,000 career points. 

- The 2012-13 CAA predicted order of finish was unveiled at media day on Oct. 16, as the Tribe was tabbed to finish in a tie for ninth in the league.  Delaware, which captured its first league title last season, was picked to repeat as conference champions in 2012-13.  Meanwhile, James Madison and Hofstra were picked to finish second and third, respectively.


 


 













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