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Tribe Women's Basketball Hosts Drexel on Sunday Afternoon
Updated: Thursday 01/19/2013 (ET)
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WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - The William and Mary women's basketball team returns home to Kaplan Arena on Sunday afternoon for a Colonial Athletic Association tilt against the Drexel Dragons.  Fans can follow the action online at TribeAthletics.com with live video and stats.

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  Game Day Information  -  Game 16 vs. DREXEL
When:     Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, 2:00 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 Drexel  |  CAA  
Season Stats: William and Mary | Drexel | CAA 
News: Highlights vs. Northeastern | CAA Media Center

Scouting the Tribe
The College enters the game against the Dragons with an overall record of 2-13 and a CAA ledger of 0-4.  On Thursday night, the Green and Gold fell at James Madison, 82-52.  In the contest against the Dukes, senior Emily Correal paced the attack with 21 points and 11 rebounds, while classmate Taylor Hilton finished the night with nine points on 4-of-6 shooting from the floor.

For the year, Correal leads W&M with 17.3 ppg and 8.5 rebounds per outing, which rank third and fifth in the CAA, respectively.  The preseason All-CAA selection has scored 20 or more points on eight occasions this season, which leads the CAA.  Senior Janine Aldridge, who ranks seventh all-time in league history with 268 made 3-pointers, is pouring in a career-best 13.2 ppg.  Furthermore, the Massapequa, N.Y., native ranks first in the CAA in made 3-pointers with 47.

As a team, W&M is scoring 63.6 points per outing, which ranks fifth in the CAA.  Through 15 games this season, the Tribe has tallied 173 steals (11.5 per game), which is tied for tops in the conference.  Sharing the basketball has been a key ingredient for the Tribe this season, as its 226 assists on the year rank third in the CAA.  Nationally, as of Jan. 17, the College ranked 28th in steals and 53rd in assists per game.

Scouting the Dragons

Under the direction of tenth-year head coach Denise Dillon, Drexel travels to Williamsburg with an overall record of 11-4 and CAA mark of 4-0.  In their last outing, Drexel defeated Hofstra, 59-53, as the Dragons overcame a 15-point halftime deficit.  Senior Taylor Wootton led the way against the Pride with a game-high 24 points, while classmate Nicki Jones chipped in with 10. 

The Dragons, who sit atop the league standings, rank eighth in the CAA in scoring (59.9) and second in scoring defense (50.7).  Furthermore, Drexel ranks first in the league in assists (15.5 per game), defensive rebounding (32.3), field-goal-percentage (.436) and assist-to-turnover ratio (1.2).

Senior Hollie Mershon ranks first in the CAA in scoring (17.7 ppg), second in assists (3.9 per game) and 11th in rebounding (7.0).  On seven occasions this season, Mershon has netted 20 points or more, which is second most in the league.  Furthermore, the Malvern Pa., native has reached the 20-point mark in five of the last seven contests.  Wootton is netting 9.8 points per contest, while her field-goal percentage of .534 ranks second in the CAA.  

News and Notes:

- Sunday's game will be the 28th meeting between W&M and Drexel, as the Dragons own a slim 14-13 series edged.  Last season, Drexel won both regular-season meetings between the two schools.

- Senior Emily Correal, who posted her fourth double-double of the season at James Madison (21 points and 11 rebounds), now has 22 career double-doubles, which rank fourth in W&M history.  Furthermore, the Venetia, Pa., native has netted double-digit scoring performances on 56 occasions during her career, which rank ninth in the Tribe record books.

- Senior Janine Aldridge, who is the College's all-time leader in 3-pointers made with 268, is in range to become W&M's all-time leader in steals.  The Massapequa, N.Y., native is just 38 thefts shy of passing Jen Sobota '03 for the all-time mark (257).  In the College's outing at Northeastern, Aldridge set a career-high with seven steals against the Huskies.  This season, Aldridge is averaging 2.6 steals per game, which stands third in the CAA.

- Sunday's matinee against the Dragon's will be the first of three consecutive home games for the College.  After hosting Drexel, W&M will play Towson (Jan. 24) and Old Dominion (Jan. 27) in back-to-back contests at Kaplan Arena. 

- The College's home contest against Northeastern, which was originally slated for Thursday, Feb. 14, has now been moved to Friday, Feb. 15, at 8 p.m.  The Comcast family of networks will still televise the contest against the Huskies.  The game will be aired on Comcast Sports Network Mid-Atlantic (CSN-MA) and the Comcast Sports Network New England (CSN-NE). 

 











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