Nov. 18, 2004
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The Clemson women’s basketball team will begin its 2004-05 season with two home games this weekend in Littlejohn Coliseum. The Lady Tigers play host to the Western Carolina Catamounts on Friday and Appalachian State on Sunday afternoon.
Clemson and Western Carolina will play at 5:00 PM on Friday, marking the first game of a double-header in Littlejohn Coliseum. The men’s basketball team will compete with Hampton at 8:00 PM. On Sunday, Clemson and Appalachian State will tip off at 2:00 PM.
The Lady Tigers and Catamounts have played five previous times, and Clemson has been victorious in each contest. Last season, the Lady Tigers won 80-71 over the Catamounts in Cullowhee, NC. Julie Aderhold had 22 points in the game for Clemson.
The Lady Tigers were 17-12 last season, 7-9 in ACC play. Clemson reached the postseason as well, playing host to Charlotte in the first round of the WNIT. Jim Davis, now in his 18th season with the Lady Tiger program, will have two returning starters, five letterwinners, and seven new faces on the court this weekend. Julie Talley returns as the team’s leading three-point shooter, while Amanda White is back at center after averaging 6.2 points and 4.9 rebounds per game her sophomore season.
The Catamounts were 14-17 a year ago, but two starters and nine letterwinners return for first-year head coach Kellie Harper, a Tennessee graduate. She played on three consecutive national championship teams while playing point guard for the Lady Vols. The game with Clemson will also mark the season opener for the Catamounts.
The Mountaineers finished the 2003-04 campaign at 7-21 overall. Appalachian State returns three starters this season. The Mountaineers are coached by Adrienne Shuler, now in her third season with the program. Appalachian State plays host to Maryland on Friday to open the 2004-05 season.
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