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Lady Tigers To Face Furman On Wednesday

Lady Tigers To Face Furman On Wednesday

Nov. 29, 2005

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The Lady Tigers basketball team (1-5) will make the short trip to Greenville, SC to face the Furman Paladins (1-2) on Wednesday, Nov. 30 at the Timmons Arena on the Furman University campus. Play is scheduled to begin at 7:00 PM with radio broadcasts available from both schools. Clemson fans can follow the action with Don Munson and Kanetra Queen on the Clemson Tiger Sports Network, the first game of the season to be broadcast over the network airwaves.

Senior guard Julie Talley leads the Lady Tigers with an 11.2 point per game average while shooting an impressive 59.4% from three-point range. Point guard Tasha Taylor is atop the ACC with a 6.67 assist per game ratio after handing out 40 over Clemson’s six games, while Amanda Frist has collected a team-high 36 rebounds to go along with a 8.8 scoring average. Senior Tasha Phillips is coming off of a career game against Memphis as she scored 23 points and collected 15 rebounds in the Lady Tigers’ victory.

The Series Clemson holds a 16-2 advantage over the Furman Paladins in the teams’ series history. However, the Paladins claimed last year’s contest by a score of 76-59 in the game held at Littlejohn Coliseum. The Lady Tigers have won seven of eight games played on Furman’s home court and bettered the Paladins by a score of 74-66 in the last contest at Timmons Arena.

Scouting the Paladins The Furman Paladins enter Wednesday’s contest with a 2-1 record for the 2005-06 season. They defeated Kennesaw State on Nov. 18 and then claimed a 74-54 decision over Alaska-Anchorage in the Great Alaska Shootout on Nov. 23. Furman’s only loss came against Arizona in the tournament’s first round on Nov. 22.

Chrissy Phelps leads the Paladins with a 13.7 point per game average, while Melynda Gant has a team-high 5.7 rebound per game ratio. Megan Scott ranks second on the team with 15 total rebounds. Phelps is shooting 100% from the free throw line, making all 18 attempts and also boasts a team-best 10 assists in Furman’s three contests.

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