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Women's Basketball Travels to Towson on Saturday Night
Updated: Friday 03/01/2013 (ET)
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WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - The William and Mary women's basketball team will conclude its 2013 road slate with a contest at Colonial Athletic Association foe Towson on Saturday, March 2.  Tip-off at the Towson Center in Towson, Md., is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. and fans can follow the action online at TribeAthletics.com with live stats.

  Game Day Information  -  Game 28 at Towson
When:     Saturday, March 2, 2013, 6:30 PM
 Where:    Towson, Md.  |  Campus Map 
Venue:    Towson Center
Broadcast:    Live Stats | Live Video 
Tickets:    www.TowsonTigers.com
Game Notes:  William and Mary | TowsonCAA 
Season Stats: William and Mary | Towson | CAA 
News:

Georgia State Highlights | CAA Media Center

Scouting the Tribe
William and Mary enters the game on Saturday evening with an overall record of 7-20 and a CAA ledger of 5-11.  In its last outing, the Tribe dispatched Georgia State, 79-73, at Kaplan Arena as W&M placed five players in double figure scoring.  The group was led by senior Janine Aldridge's 19 points, while sophomore Kyla Kerstetter poured in a career-high 17 points.  The Tribe finished the game with 28 points in the paint, 24 points off of turnovers and 37 bench points as it held Georgia State to without a field goal for the final 3:49 of regulation. 

Scouting Towson
Towson entertains the Tribe on Saturday night with an overall record of 10-17 and a CAA ledger of 4-12.  In its last outing, the Tigers erased a 26-point second-half deficit as it stormed to a 73-69 overtime home win over league foe Northeastern.  Junior Tanisha McTiller's career-high 36 points fueled the come from behind victory, while freshman Dominique Johnson chipped in with 16 points. 

The Tigers, who are 7-7 at home this season, have won three of its last four contests, which included a road victory at George Mason before notching home victories over Hofstra and Northeastern.  Saturday night will be the final basketball game played at the Towson Center.  Next season, the Towson women's basketball team, along with men's basketball, volleyball and gymnastics will move into the brand new Tiger Arena.  McTiller leads the Tigers with 18.4 points per game, which ranks third in the CAA.

News and Notes:

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Saturday night's contest will be the 22nd meeting between W&M and Towson, as the Tribe owns a 13-8 series advantage.  Earlier this year, the Green and Gold defeated the Tigers, 59-50, at Kaplan Arena.  Senior Janine Aldridge and sophomore Anna Kestler led the Tribe in the victory with 15 and 11 points, respectively.  The Tribe finished the contest with decisive advantages in points off of turnovers (30-10), fast break points (13-8) and bench points (16-6). 

- On Wednesday, March 6, the Green and Gold will honor its five-member senior class with a pregame ceremony before its contest against George Mason.  Seniors Janine Aldridge, Emily Correal, Taylor Hilton, Jaclyn McKenna and Chanel Murchison will play their final home game in front of the Kaplan Arena faithful.  As of today, the class has combined for 382 games started, 4,144 points and 2,247 rebounds.

- The 70-point mark has been a key ingredient to success for the Tribe under head coach Debbie Taylor.  During Taylor's tenure the Tribe is 73-37 (66.4 winning percentage) when reaching 70 points.  Of its seven wins this season, the Green and Gold has tallied 70 or more points in five of those victories.

- Senior Janine Aldridge, who has made a W&M school-record 125 appearances in a Green and Gold uniform, is just four steals shy of breaking '03 Jen Sobota's school record.  The Massapequa, N.Y., native has recorded 254 career steals, which currently stand second in school history.  Additionally, in the Tribe's 79-73 home victory over Georgia State, Aldridge became just the fifth player in Colonial Athletic Association history to net 300 career 3-pointers.  She currently stands fifth in conference history with 300 career triples. 

- 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 1,329 points rank eighth all-time in the Tribe record books, while Aldridge's 1,293 career buckets rank 10th.













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