Lions Women’s Basketball to Host Avila
PRESS RELEASE MSSU:
The Missouri Southern Women’s Basketball Team will play host to NAIA Avila Eagles on Wednesday evening.
Teams: Missouri Southern, Avila
Dates: November 19, 2015
Location: Joplin, Mo.
Arena: The Leggett & Platt Athletic Center (3,300)
Coaches: Ronda Hubbard (21-8, 2nd season), Larry Williams (136-110, 9th Season)
MIAA Team Rankings (LAST SEASON) – The Lions ranked 1st in the MIAA in rebounding defense (32.3 rpg.), 2nd in FG percentage (.456) & free-throw percentage (.746), 3rd in 3-point FG perc. (.334), 4th in steals (8.8), 5th in assists (14.7), scoring offense (72.2), reb. margin (+3.9), scoring margin (+7.1) and blocks (3.2) & 6th in scoring defense (65.2).
MIAA INDIVIDUAL RANKS (returners) – Sharese Jones was 4th in the MIAA in FG percentage as she shoot 54.6% from the field hitting 107-196. Jones ranked 4th in the MIAA in FT percentage at 80.4% (135-168) and Nic Hartzog was 11th at 74.2% (72-97). Lex Fitzpatrick was 6th averaging 3.5 assists per game and Fitzpartick led the MIAA in steals averaging 2.5 swipes per game. She was 6th in the MIAA in minutes played averging 32.0 mpg. Hartzog was 2nd in steals with 2.0 spg.Jones ranked 11th in scoring at 13.9 ppg and was 15th in rebounding with 6.7 rpg.
Three Point Streak – The Lions have made a three pointer in 411 consecutive games. The last time Southern did not make a shot from downtown was in a 68-53 loss to Southern Arkansas on Nov. 20, 1999.
Defensive effort – The Lions have not allowed 100 points to an opponent since Emporia State defeated Southern 102-60 on Feb. 12, 2000. That is 391 straight games without allowing 100+ points.
Leading at the half – The Lions have led the game at the half in both games this season and are 2-0. Southern is 14-4 when that happens under Coach Hubbard.
Outshoot the OpponentsSouthern has out-shot their opponents in every game this season and are 2-0. The Lionos are 18-3 when that happens under Coach Hubbard.
Dropping Dimes – The Lions dropped more dimes than their opponents in both games this season and are 19-3 when that happens all time under Coach Hubbard
Glass Cleaners – The Lions, as a team out rebounded both their opponents this season and are 19-4 when that happens under Coach Hubbard.