Minutewomen Hit The Road To Meet La Salle
Jan. 9, 2014
Most Recent Meeting: La Salle 68, Massachusetts 57
Emily Mital and Jasmine Harris each contributed 11 points while Carolann Cloutier chipped in 10 to go with five assists and three rebounds. Rashida Timbilla pulled down eight boards, including four from the offensive glass, as UMass earned a 43-34 edge in total rebounds.
The game was decided during the final eight minutes of action. Watson and Kiara Bomben each converted a pair of foul shots to go up, 36-31 before Timbilla added a layup and Cloutier knocked down one of her four made field goals. After Brittany Wilson hit two of her 14 free throws, Mital answered with a trey at the other end to mark the eight-point lead for the home side. However, La Salle rallied with an 11-2 run to go ahead for good, 46-45 with 7:55 to play and converted free throws down the stretch to hold the lead and earn the 68-57 outcome.
Scouting La Salle Women's Basketball
Micahya Owens leads the squad with 12.8 points per game while Alicia Cropper follows closely behind with 12.5 and Khristin Lee chips in 9.9 more. Leeza Burdgess, a graduate student transfer from Pittsburgh, adds 9.1 points and a team-high 8.0 rebounds over each appearance.
Overall, the Explorers are only being outscored by 0.8 points per game, 60-3-to-59.5, on average. Led by Burdgess' rebounding numbers, La Salle holds a 43.0-to-38.3 margin on total boards, including a 16.4-to-11.0 edge in offensive rebounds. The Explorers have struggled from behind the three-point line this season and shoot 29.3 percent (63-of-125) as a result. In total they have hit 311 of their 896 field goal attempts (34.8 percent) through 15 contests.
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She Gets Buckets
For her career, Pierre-Louis has never shot less than 44.4 percent for a season and has made 130 of her 273 attempts as a Minutewoman (47.5 percent). She was 20-of-43 as a freshman (46.5 percent) and 32-for-72 over her sophomore campaign (44.4 percent).
Dialed In From Distance
Mital has improved her three-point conversion rate over each of her three seasons at UMass. She connected on 20.5 percent as a freshman (8-of-39) and was 48-for-151 as a sophomore (31.8 percent). Including her current junior year statistics, Mital is 90-of-270 on treys as a Minutewoman (33.3 percent).
Taking Care Of The Rock
Timbilla is the only forward in the assist-to-turnover ratio top-10 and also the only one with a positive margin among all A-10 women's basketball student-athletes to quality for the top-15. She has led or tied for the team-high among Minutewomen in assists in seven contests this season and is averaging a team-high 3.1 per game, which is the 14th-most per game in the conference.
Getting To The Line
An added facet to her game, Henry found her way to the free throw line more times in the opening two games as a sophomore than she did in 506 minutes played over 28 contests as a freshman. During 2012-13, Henry finished 9-of-14 (.643) on free throws and scored just 2.5 points per contest.
Skying For The Rebound
Henry already has 13 offensive boards this season, including nine during the last seven games, in comparison to just 12 earned over 28 appearances as a freshman in 2012-13.
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