CHARLESTON, S.C. - The College of Charleston women's basketball team begins play in the 2012 Southern Conference Tournament as they battle Wofford on Friday at 11:30 a.m. at Kimmel Arena in Asheville, N.C.
The Cougars open the 2012 SoCon Tournament at the No. 8 seed and will play Wofford in the tournament's first game at 11:30 on Friday morning. The Cougars won their last game of the regular season with a 68-61 road victory at Furman. Alyssa Frye led the Cougars with a career-high 18 points and point guard Jillian Brown added a career-high 16 points and made 8-for-8 from the free-throw line. The Cougars trailed 27-23 at halftime, but came storming back and outscored Furman 45-34 in the second half. Cathryn Hardy came within one point of a double-double with nine points and 10 rebounds.
College of Charleston
Career Record: 542-364 (30th year)
CofC Record: 311-215 (17th year)
Career Record: 56-144 (7th)
Elon Record: 56-144 (7th)
CofC leads the all-time series 26-8.
LAST TIME VS. WOFFORD
Junior Latisha Harris led the College of Charleston women's basketball team with 16 points and sophomore Alexis Hicks made a key block late in the game as the Cougars hung on for a 56-55 win at Wofford. Playing in her fourth game of the season Hicks recorded career-highs in points and rebounds with 11 and eight, including five offensive rebounds and two blocks. Fellow sophomore point guard Jillian Brown registered her second double-digit assist game of the season with 10 assists. In a game with five ties and five lead changes the Cougars and Terriers were tied 52-52 with 1:26 left in the game. Morgan Wrightson led Wofford with 14 points in the game.
WINNING WITH WILSON
College of Charleston head coach Nancy Wilson will retire after this season as the winningest women's basketball coach at the College. Wilson is in her 30th year overall and 17th at the College of Charleston. Wilson has won 311 games at CofC and 542 for her career.
Junior Latisha Harris has recorded eight double-doubles on the season, her most recent coming vs. UNCG with 13 points and 11 rebounds.
DOUBLE DIGIT SCORING
The Cougars have had at least one player score in double-figures in 17 of their last 19 games. In 10 of the 19 games multiple players have scored in double-figures. Junior Latisha Harris has the most double-digit games in that stretch, scoring at least 10 points in 11 of the 19 games.
RE-WRITING THE RECORD BOOKS
The Cougars have had several record breaking performances and top-10 marks this season. In addition to the team record of 15 blocks, in the win over Wofford junior Latisha Harris grabbed 19 rebounds, second most all-time in a single-game. In the same game junior Cathryn Hardy tied the third best mark for free-throws in a game with 13 and tied the second best mark for free-throws attempted in a game with 15.
With several players lost from last year many athletes are stepping up this year.
Player Points Last Year Points This Year
Harris 139 (29 games) 259 (29 games)
Hardy 143 (30 games) 213 (29 games)
Brown 64 (30 games) 106 (29 games)
Hicks 8 (18 games) 53 (14 games)