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Women's Basketball Set for 2013 CAA Tournament
Updated: Monday 03/14/2013 (ET)
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WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - After concluding its regular season with a 63-53 victory over George Mason on March 6, the William and Mary women's basketball team will turn its attention to the upcoming 2013 Colonial Athletic Association tournament, which will be held at the Show Place Arena in Upper Marlboro, Md.  As the tournament's sixth seed W&M will play its first game, a quarterfinal matchup, against the three seed Drexel Dragons on Friday, March 15, at 7:30 p.m.

Fans can follow the tournament action online at CAASports.com with live video, audio and stats.  Additionally, for all tournament related information, fans can checkout CAASports.com.

  Game Day Information  -  Game 30 vs. Drexel
When:     Friday, March 15, 2013, 7:30 PM
 Where:    Upper Marlboro, Md.  | 2013 CAA TournamentNational Harbor
Venue:    Show Place Arena
Broadcast:    Live Video (Free) | Live Stats | Live Audio 
Tickets:    www.CAASports.com
Game Notes:  William and Mary | DrexelCAA 
Season Stats: William and Mary | Drexel | CAA 
News:

Georgia State Highlights | George Mason Highlights | 2013 All-CAA Award Winners | CAA Media Center

Scouting the Tribe
The Green and Gold enters the 2013 CAA Tournament with an overall record of 8-21 and a CAA ledger of 6-12. On senior night and in its regular season finale, the Green and Gold downed George Mason, 63-53, as senior Emily Correal led the way with 21 points and 12 rebounds.  Furthermore, the Venetia, Pa., native moved into a tie for first in school history with her 113th career start.  For the year, Correal leads the Tribe attack with 16.8 ppg and 8.0 rpg, which rank fourth and ninth in the league, respectively.  Senior Janine Aldridge is pouring in 13.5 points per outing, while her 83 3-pointers and 3.0 trifectas per game are tops in the CAA.  Additionally, her 77 steals on the season and 2.8 thefts per game lead the league.

Scouting Drexel
Drexel enters the 2013 CAA Tournament as the sixth seed having compiled an overall record of 20-9 to go along with a CAA ledger of 13-5.  However, the Dragons are currently on a two-game skid as it closed out the season with a 62-57 setback at #18 Delaware, before dropping its home finale to James Madison, 62-53.  As a team, the Dragons finished the regular season ranking eighth in the league in points per game (60.1), while its scoring defense of 52.3 stands second.  In 19-out-of-20 wins this season, the opposition has failed to score 60 points or more on one of the CAA's top defenses.

Senior Hollie Mershon leads the Dragons with 19.4 points per game, which ranks second in the CAA.  Furthermore, she ranks second in the league with 4.3 assists per outing, while her 2.1 3-pointers per contest rank fifth.  Senior Taylor Wootton is averaging 11.0 ppg as her field goal percentage of .484 ranks seventh in the CAA.  Last season, the Dragons fell to Delaware in the CAA Championship game, 59-43.

News and Notes
- Friday night's contest will be the 29th meeting between Drexel and W&M, as the Dragons own a 16-13 series edge.  In its two prior meetings this season, Drexel downed the Tribe at Kaplan Arena, 58-46, before capturing a 62-47 home victory in Philadelphia, Pa.  For only the second time, W&M and Drexel will meet in the CAA Tournament.  In its one previous matchup at the 2004 CAA Tournament, former W&M standout Kyra Kaylor's game-high 20 points led the Green and Gold to an 80-70 victory over the Dragons at the Ted Constant Center in Norfolk, Va.

- Since joining the CAA in 1985, William and Mary has won 11 CAA Tournament games.  In the 1992-93 season, the Green and Gold advanced all the way to the championship game but fell to eventual champion Old Dominion, 65-51.  The Tribe and Dragons have met only once in the CAA Tournament as W&M claimed an 80-70 victory during the 2003-04 campaign.  W&M's last victory in the championship came during the 2008-09 campaign when the Green and Gold defeated Hofstra, 63-62, in first round action.

- In their only meeting in the CAA Tournament, W&M downed Drexel, 80-70, in first round action at the Ted Constant Center in Norfolk, Va., during the 2005-06 season. Future CAA Player of the Year (2005-06) Kyra Kaylor, who was a freshman at the time, led the Tribe to victory over the Dragons as 18 of her game-high 20 points came in the final 20 minutes of action. 

2013 All-CAA Honorees
At the annual CAA awards banquet, four W&M players took home All-CAA accolades.  Led by senior Emily Correal's second-team selection, classmate Janine Aldridge was named to the third-team and all-defensive squad, while senior Jaclyn McKenna and sophomore Kyla Kerstetter took home first-team and second-team academic honors, respectively.

Correal, who was a preseason all-league selection, finished the regular season ranking fourth in the CAA in points per game (16.8) and ninth in rebounding at eight boards per outing.  Aldridge, who is now W&M's all-time leader in 3-pointers made (304) and steals (260), finished the regular season leading the CAA in steals (77) and steals per game (2.8).  Aldridge, who hails from Massapequa, N.Y., finished the year netting 13.5 ppg, which ranked 11th in the league.  For the third consecutive season, McKenna lands on the All-Academic First-Team, while Kerstetter garners a spot on the All-Academic Second-Team for the first time in her career.

W&M Downs Mason on Senior Night
In its last regular season game and on senior night, the William and Mary women's basketball team defeated George Mason, 63-53.  Senior Emily Correal paced the Green and Gold with 21 points and 12 rebounds as she made her 113-career start, which ties the all-time mark in Tribe history.  Senior Janine Aldridge added 15 points, while her five steals cemented her as W&M's all-time leader in steals with 260 thefts.

With momentum appearing to change hands, the Tribe put to rest any notion of a Mason comeback as Aldridge's 305th career 3-pointer, her last in Kaplan Arena, capped a 9-1 spurt with 2:00 remaining.  Moments later, the senior guard put the game out of reach as she connected on a pair of free throws, which made the score 63-53 W&M with 32 seconds left in regulation.  For the final time at Kaplan Arena, seniors Janine Aldridge, Emily Correal, Taylor Hilton, Jaclyn McKenna and Chanel Murchison walk off the court with a 63-53 victory.













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