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Cougars Celebrate Senior Night Monday vs. Wofford
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Release: 02/25/2013
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College of Charleston (12-14, 8-9 SoCon) vs. Wofford (7-18, 2-15 SoCon)

Game #27

February 25, 2013, 7:00 p.m. (ET)

TD Arena, Charleston, S.C.

INSIDE COFC WOMEN'S BASKETBALL SENIOR NIGHT EDITION

CHARLESTON, S.C. - The College of Charleston women's basketball team will honor their seniors as they play their last game on the floor of TD Arena Monday vs. Wofford at 7:00 p.m.

THOUGHTS FROM COFC HEAD COACH NATASHA ADAIR

On senior class

"Our success starts with our seniors. It started from day one when we met and talked about what we wanted this year to be. All three of them talked about having positive experiences and to graduate knowing that they had an impact. It's an exciting time in our program and how the season is shaping up. It is bittersweet that we have come to this point, but we know there is a wonderful next chapter for our seniors."

On Cathryn Hardy

"From day one I knew she was going to be the leader. A lot of this stems from her work ethic. She never wants the credit, but she is always leading the pack. She might not get recognized as much in the stat sheet, but she makes every hustle play. Her energy on and off the court is contagious. She is a winner and a fighter. Years from now she is going to have success stories in whatever she does."

On Latisha Harris

"Latisha is a great competitor for our team. At the beginning of the season I don't think she knew the force she could be in this league. Seeing her grow throughout this season and seeing everything that she has accomplished, it has been very much appreciated. For me as a post player, I smile every time she makes a great move to the basket and every rebound she gets. The future for Latisha Harris is very bright, first and foremost because she is a giver. As a giving person, the door will always be open for her. I know that she will continue to be successful."

On Megan Fischer

"Megan is tough and is a competitor. When I think of Megan Fischer, I think of someone who puts their A game up front and does not get rattled. She is not afraid to take risks and she embraces leadership. She is a very confident as a person. I know after college she is going to be in the forefront and is going to excel." 

THE COACHES

College of Charleston

Natasha Adair

Career Record: 12-14 (1st year)

CofC Record: 12-14 (1st year)

Wofford

Edgar Farmer

Career Record: 75-185 (11th year)

Wofford Record: 75-185 (11th year)

THE SERIES

CofC leads the all-time series vs. Wofford 27-9.

COUGARS IN THE SOCON STANDINGS

As the regular comes to a close teams will be fighting for position going into the Southern Conference Tournament, March 8-11 in Asheville, N.C. The top five teams will receive byes and won't have to play on the first day. Currently the Cougars at in sixth at 8-9 with three games to play and Samford is 9-9 with two games to play. If the CofC and Samford finish tied in conference record the Cougars would win the tie breaker in all scenarios unless Appalachian State (12-4) passes Davidson (15-2).

SCOUTING WOFFORD

Wofford comes in with a 7-18 overall record and 2-15 mark in Southern Conference play. Most recently the Terriers lost vs. Georgia Southern, 68-59 on Saturday. Wofford is led in scoring by Morgan Wrightson at 13 points per game. Another threat for the Terriers is Daniella Motley, who is averaging 12. 3 points and 9.2 rebounds per game. The Cougars and Terriers last played on Jan. 23 with Wofford winning 56-55.

TOLBERT SOCON PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Junior Afreyea Tolbert earned SoCon Player of the Week for games through Feb. 11. Tolbert scored 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in the Cougars win at Davidson. With this honor it is the first time since the 2004-05 season that the Cougars have had two SoCon Player of the Week honorees in the same season and first time since the 2000-01 season that two different players have earned the honor, as senior Latisha Harris was selected as SoCon Player of the Week on Jan. 2. Tolbert has scored in double-figures in each of the Cougars last seven games and had a double-double with 16 points and 11 rebound in the win over Samford.

FRYE LEADING COUGARS

Junior Alyssa Frye set the CofC women's basketball DI record for threes in a season with seven against Furman and now has 80 for the season. Frye has 337 points this season compared to 198 in all of last season. She is averaging a career-high 13.0 points per game this season and has scored in double-figures in each of the Cougars last 10 games.

WINNING CLOSE GAMES

The Cougars have been in several close games this season and have had success in crunch time. The Cougars have a 5-2 record this season in games decided by five points or less.

GETTING OFFENSIVE

The Cougars have combined to grab double-digit offensive rebounds in 24 of 25 games this season. The Cougars are leading the SoCon in offensive rebounds per game and senior Cathryn Hardy leads the conference individually at 4.0 offensive rebounds per game. Hardy is 10 offensive rebounds from tying the Cougars single-season record.  

ADVANTAGE COUGARS

In the Cougars last six games they have had a 137-77 advantage over opponents in points off turnovers.

HARRIS ON THE BOARDS

Senior Latisha Harris is one of the all-time leaders in rebounding in CofC women's basketball history. This season Harris has 228 boards, putting her 36 rebounds short of breaking the single season DI record. Harris' average of 8.9 rebounds per game this season is currently third on the single season record list. For her career Harris is fifth all-time in rebounds with 637.

BENCH PLAY KEY TO SUCCESS

The Cougars have been getting excellent production from their non-starting players this season. In their 12 wins the bench is averaging 16.5 points per game and 14.6 points per game in all games. The Cougars bench has combined to score in double figures in 21 of their 26 games this season.

DROPPING DIMES

The Cougars have registered 15 or more assists in eight games this season and are 6-2 when doing so. Junior point guard Jillian Brown has already surpassed her assist total from last season (124), which is third on the school record list for assists in a single season. Brown currently has 164 assists and has recorded six double-digit assist games this season. The Cougars had 19 assists vs. 12 turnovers in their win against Western Carolina.

BROWN WATCH

Junior point guard Jillian Brown (Midlothian, Va.) continues to climb the CofC DI career list for assists and is also near the top of the all-time single season assists list. Brown ranks in the top-15 among all NCAA DI players in assists per game this season and has had six double-digit assist games this season and eight for her career. Brown is also in the top-10 in the Cougars DI era in steals per game and minutes played per game.

COFC DI SINGLE SEASON ASSIST LEADERS

1. 170.....Tonia GERTY..................... - 2009-10

2. 164.....Jillian Brown....................... -2012-13

3. 142.....Marketta TALLEY............... - 2004-05

4. 124.....Jillian Brown..........................-2011-12

5. 119......Maria WILLIAMS................ - 1991-92

119......Jade HUGHES........................ - 2006-07

7. 116......Tonia GERTY..................... - 2008-09

8. 114......Tula ZECOPOULOS.......... - 1989-90

114......Waynetta VENEY................... - 1996-97

10. 109.....Jade HUGHES.................... - 2008-09

COFC DI CAREER ASSIST LEADERS

1....460....Tonia GERTY.........................- 2007-11

2....413....Jade HUGHES..................... - 2005-10

3....397....Marketta TALLEY................. - 2002-06

4....374....Jillian Brown................. 2010-present

5....303....Sara WEAVER..................... - 1997-01

......303....Shanna MICKENS............... - 2000-04

7....273....Debbie TROWBRIDGE........ - 1993-97

8....257....Rachel KING........................ - 2001-05

9....254....Natalie SEEL........................ - 1990-94

10..242....Maria WILLIAMS.................. - 1990-93


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