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Tribe Women's Basketball Treks to Drexel
Updated: Friday 02/23/2013 (ET)
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WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - The William and Mary women's basketball team travels to Colonial Athletic Association counterpart Drexel on Sunday, Feb. 24, for a tilt slated to start at 2 p.m. at the Daskalakis Center in Philadelphia, Pa.  Fans can follow the action online at with live stats.  Additionally, fans can watch the action on

  Game Day Information  -  Game 26 at Drexel
When:     Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, 2:00 PM
 Where:    Philadelphia, Pa.  |  Campus Map 
Venue:    Daskalakis Center | Directions
Broadcast:    Live Stats | Live Video 
Game Notes:  William and Mary | DrexelCAA 
Season Stats: William and Mary | Drexel | CAA 

Northeastern Highlights | Old Dominion Highlights | CAA Media Center

Scouting the Tribe
W&M enters the contest on Sunday afternoon with an overall record of 6-19 and a CAA ledger of 4-10.  In its last outing, the Green and Gold dropped a hard-fought affair at Old Dominion, 75-64, as senior Emily Correal led the way with 26 points and eight rebounds.  The Tribe, who tied the contest at 50 mid-way through the second half, finished the night with 36 points in the paint, 20 points off of turnovers and 21 bench points.

Correal is pouring in 16.8 points per game, which ranks sixth in the CAA, while her 8.1 rebounds per contest stand ninth.  The Venetia, Pa., native has recorded 17 20-point performances during the course of her career, which is tied for fourth in W&M history.  Classmate Janine Aldridge ranks 11th in the league in scoring (13.4 ppg), while her 74 3-pointers on the season lead the CAA.  The Massapequa, N.Y., native, who is W&M's all-time leader in 3-pointers made (295), ranks fifth in CAA history in trifectas drained.

Defensively, the Green and Gold's 10.8 steals per game lead the CAA, while its 14.8 assists per contest rank third.  From long-range, W&M is connecting on 5.9 3-pointers per contest, which rank second in the league.  As a team, the Tribe is scoring 62.0 points per outing, which stands sixth in the CAA.

Scouting the Dragons
Under the direction of 10th-year head coach Denise Dillon, Drexel entertains the Tribe with a record of 18-7 and a league record of 11-3.  Inside the friendly confines of the Daskalakis Center, the Dragons are 7-3 on the season, which included a 57-46 victory over George Mason on Thursday night.  Senior Hollie Mershon's 26 points on 11-of-21 shooting from the floor paced Drexel over the Patriots.

Mershon's 18.9 points per game and 4.1 assists per game rank second in the CAA.  Senior Taylor Wootton is netting 11.5 points per contest, which stands 15th in the league.  The Rutherford, N.J., native is shooting an efficient .511 percent from the floor, which ranks fourth in the CAA.  As a unit, the Dragons rank eighth in the league in scoring (60.5) and second in scoring defense (51.8).  Furthermore, Drexel leads the league in field goal percentage (.427 percent) and free throw percentage (.787).

News and Notes:
- Sunday's game will be the 29th meeting between W&M and Drexel, as the Dragons own a 15-13 series advantage.  Of the 13 meetings in Philadelphia, Pa., the Tribe has been victorious in six contests.

- On Friday, Feb. 15, in a regionally televised affair, the Green and Gold defeated Northeastern, 78-70, in overtime.  The win avenged an earlier overtime setback to the Huskies in late January.  Senior Emily Correal led the Tribe with 27 points and 10 rebounds, while classmate Janine Aldridge poured in 15 points.  The sophomore duo of Jazmen Boone and Kyla Kerstetter combined to score 24 points as Boone finished the contest with 13 points, while Kerstetter poured in 11.  W&M finished the contest with decisive advantages in rebounds (41-33), points off of turnovers (29-11), and bench points (33-4).     

- Earlier this season, seniors Janine Aldridge and Emily Correal became just the 15th and 16th players in Tribe history to net 1,000 career points.  As of today, Correal's 1,298 points rank ninth all-time in the Tribe record books, while Aldridge's 1,262 career buckets rank 10th.

- Senior Janine Aldridge, who is the College's all-time leader in 3-pointers made with 295, is in reach to become W&M's all-time leader in steals.  The Massapequa, N.Y., native is just 10 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 2.7 steals per game, which stands second in the CAA.  Aldridge and Sobota are the only players in W&M history to tally 1,000 points, 200 3-pointers and 200 steals.

- On Tuesday, Feb. 26, in its 7 p.m. contest against Georgia State, the William and Mary women's basketball team will host Military Appreciation Night at Kaplan Arena.  All active duty U.S. Military members and their dependents, as well as all U.S. Military veterans, will receive FREE admission to the game.  Military ID's must be presented at the W&M ticket office to receive free admission.

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