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Clemson Prepares For Penn State

Dec. 18, 1999

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – The Clemson women’s basketball team will play sixth-ranked Penn State at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center in Myrtle Beach, SC Sunday afternoon in the ACC/Big 10 Challenge. Tip-off time is set for 1:30 p.m.

North Carolina will play Michigan State after the Clemson-Penn State game.

Clemson is 7-2 overall after a 64-41 win over Winthrop Friday night. The Lady Tigers are led in scoring by freshman Chrissy Floyd with a 12.6 ppg. average. Erin Batth leads Clemson in rebounding with a 7.8 rpg. mark.

Penn State is ranked sixth by the USA Today poll and ninth by the Associated Press. Penn State is led in scoring by Maren Walseth with a 13.0 ppg. Average. Andrea Garner leads the team in rebounding with a 8.9 rpg. mark. Penn State has a 6-2 record overall and is averaging 80.2 ppg. this season.

Clemson and Penn State will be meeting for the third time in history. Penn State leads the overall series 2-0. Clemson and Penn State met in the very first NCAA Tournament game ever played on March 12, 1982. Penn State won this game 96-75 at University Park, PA.

Clemson Probable Starters     7-2 Overall#12 Guard-Krystal Scott,      5-8, SO, 8.9 ppg., 3.0 rpg.#23 Guard-Amirah Leonard      5-8, SR, 8.6 ppg., 2.9 rpg.#22 Center-Erin Batth,        6-4, JR, 8.1 ppg., 7.8 rpg.#10 Forward-Nuria Forns,      6-1, JR, 7.6 ppg., 4.7 rpg.#35 Forward-Datishella Byrd,  6-1, SR, 7.6 ppg,  5.4 rpg.

Penn State Probable Starters 6-2 Overall #30 Guard-Helen Darling , 5-7, SR, 9.5 ppg., 6.0 rpg. #25 Guard-Chrissy Falcone, 5-6, JR, 10.0 ppg., 2.8 rpg. #40 Center-Andrea Garner, 6-3, SR, 12.9 ppg., 8.9 rpg. #20 Forward-Lisa Shepherd, 5-11,JR, 12.4 ppg., 3.5 rpg. #54 Forward-Maen Walseth, 6-3, JR, 13.0 ppg., 6.1 rpg.