CHARLESTON, S.C. - The College of Charleston women's basketball team will put their two-game win streak on the line as they host their annual Pink Zone Game in support of cancer awareness on Saturday at 1:00p.m. Vs. Western Carolina. Admission if FREE and the team is encouraging everyone to wear pink and make donations to support the Kay Yow Cancer Fund.
The Kay Yow Cancer Fund was announced on December 3, 2007, during the Jimmy V Classic. The Kay Yow Cancer Fund, in partnership with The V Foundation for Cancer Research, will raise money in the fight against women's cancers. It was appropriate to announce this Fund during the Jimmy V Classic because of the connection between Jim Valvano, former North Carolina State men's head basketball coach, and Kay Yow, former North Carolina State women's basketball coach.
Click on the video link to hear a special message from CofC Head Coach Nancy Wilson.
FAST BREAK POINTS
- The Cougars return home for a rematch with the Western Carolina Catamounts...This contest will be the 38th meeting between the two teams...They met earlier this season in Cullowhee with the Catamounts coming away with the 56-60 overtime win ...CofC is 13-24 in the series dating back to the 1975 season in which the Cougars defeated Western Carolina 71-63.
- The Cougars have won two of the last three matchups in the series and two in a row at home.
- With the Cougars win over Georgia Southern on Wednesday they notched the 600th victory in the history of the program.
- With her 12 points in the win over Georgia Southern on Wednesday senior guard Tonia Gerty passed the 1,200 point mark.
- Gerty is three steals shy of 200 for her career with CofC. Gerty would become just the second player in school history to get to the 200 takeaway mark. The career leader is Marketta Talley with 231.
- With two more rebounds the Cougars will move into 10th place on the team season records list. They currently have 1081 boards for the year.
- The Cougars have been agressive on the boards all year and especially on the offensive glass. This season currently ranks 9th in school history in offensive rebounds with 382. The Cougars are 51 offensive rebounds short of moving into the top-five.
- Janae Smith's five blocked shots in the CofC win over Wofford are the fifth most all-time in school history for an individual game.