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Women’s Basketball To Open Season Against Maine On Friday

Women’s Basketball To Open Season Against Maine On Friday

Nov. 8, 2007

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CLEMSON, SC – The 2007-08 Clemson women’s basketball team will kick off its season on Friday night against the Maine Black Bears. The two teams are scheduled to begin play at 5:00pm from Littlejohn Coliseum, which was a change from the originally released game time. Tickets for the game are $6 for adults and $4 for youth 18 and under, while students, faculty and staff are admitted free of charge with their Clemson ID.

Fans may also follow the action on the radio or the Internet. Clemson Tiger Sports Properties will broadcast the game on the airwaves with Don Munson calling the play-by-play and Barbara Kennedy-Dixon providing color commentary. The game is also being video streamed as part of ACC Select and can be accessed at www.ACCSelect.com, while livestats will be available via the Clemson Athletic Homepage at www.clemsontigers.com.

Six newcomers will be making their first appearances in Lady Tiger uniforms on Friday night, as transfer Apri Parker and freshmen Whitney Hood, Bryelle Smith, Jasmine Tate, Sthefany Thomas and Kirstyn Wright will play their first career games. Christy Brown, Lele Hardy will begin their sophomore campaigns, while Moreemi Davis returns for her junior season and D’Lesha Lloyd and Adrianne Bradshaw are entering their senior years.

Scouting Maine The Black Bears are under new leadership as Friday night will be Cindy Blodgett’s first career game as a head coach. She returns nine letterwinners but just one starter from last season’s 13-15 squad.

Senior guard Kris Younan is Maine’s leading returning scorer and rebounded with averages of 5.6 points and 3.0 rebounds per game last year. Tewksbury, the hero of last season’s match-up, averaged 3.0 points per game as just a freshman.

Clemson vs. Maine, The Series Friday’s contest featuring the Clemson Lady Tigers and Maine Black Bears will be just the second meeting in history between the two schools. Clemson traveled to Maine last season for the Dead River Company Classic over the Thanksgiving holiday. The Black Bears defeated the Lady Tigers, 80-78, on a last second-shot to win the tournament title.

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