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Women’s Basketball To Play Host To Furman On Wednesday Night

Women’s Basketball To Play Host To Furman On Wednesday Night

Nov. 28, 2006

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CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson women’s basketball team (2-4) will play host to the Furman Paladins (3-2) on Wednesday night. The game is slated for a 7:00 pm tip-off from Littlejohn Coliseum. Fans will have three ways to follow the action, as the contest will be broadcast by Clemson Tigers Sports Properties, video streamed on ACC Select and available on livestats via the Clemson Athletic website at www.clemsontigers.com. Don Munson will provide the play-by-play for CTSN with Kanetra Queen serving as color commentator.

Tasha Taylor leads the Lady Tigers with a 12.7 scoring average that also ranks 19th in the ACC, while freshman Lele Hardy boasts a team-high 7.8 rebounds per game. D’Lesha Lloyd improved her scoring average to 12.0 points per game with a 45-point performance last weekend at the Dead River Company Classic in Orono, ME.

Scouting the Paladins Furman enter Wednesday night’s contest with a 3-2 record so far in the 2006-07 season. The Paladins won their opener over Francis Marion and have also defeated Jacksonville State and Duquesne.

Jessica Lange leads the squad with a 9.8 scoring average. She also ranks third on the team with 4.8 rebounds per game. Courtney Opie boasts a team-best 5.6 rebounding average with 28 in Furman’s five games, while Kali Holtfreter owns a Paladin-high 14 assists.

Overall, Furman is averaging 53.8 points per game with a 39.2 rebound per game figure. The Paladins are shooting a .355 percentage from the field with a .284 statistic from behind the three-point line.

Clemson vs. Furman, The Series Wednesday night’s contest between Clemson and Furman will be the 20th meeting between the two schools. The Lady Tigers hold a 17-2 all-time advantage, including an 8-1 edge in games played on their home court. Clemson defeated the Paladins last season in Greenville, SC by an 82-55 margin. However, Furman won the last contest played in Clemson, defeating the Lady Tigers, 76-59, during the 2004-05 season.

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