Women's Basketball

Second Contest Of The Season Against GW Next For UMass

Feb. 14, 2014

  University of Massachusetts Women's Basketball Game Notes
 Game 26 Massachusetts (3-22, 0-11 Atlantic 10) at George Washington (17-8, 8-4)
 Date | Time Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 | 11:00 a.m.
 Location Charles E. Smith Center (5,000) | Washington, D.C.
 Live Statistics GameTracker
 Live Video Atlantic 10 Digital Network (subscription required)
 Radio Broadcast WMUA 91.1 FM (Chris Doherty & John Ryan)
 Series History George Washington leads, 37-10. Last meeting: GW 89, UMass 76; Jan. 29, 2014
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The Last Meeting
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January 29, 2014
Mullins Center
Women's Hoops Drops Field Trip Day Meeting With George Washington
UMass outscored George Washington in the second half but came up short, 89-76 at the Mullins Center on Wednesday.

Last Meeting: George Washington 89, UMass 76; Jan. 29, 2014
UMass women's basketball hosted its annual Field Trip Day against George Washington on Wednesday, Jan. 29, falling to the Colonials, 89-76 in front of 1,382 fans at the Mullins Center. Rashida Timbilla led five Minutewomen who scored in double-figures with 16 points and totaled a team-best seven rebounds.

Jasmine Harris followed with 14 points and a single-game personal high of six assists. Amber Dillon and Kiara Bomben each scored 11 more as Dillon recorded a career-best in points to go with three assists and a pair of steals. Emily Mital rounded out the quintet with 10 points. Her pair of made three-pointers tied her with Sue Serafini for 10th all-time in UMass women's basketball history at 97 for her career.

The contest marked the first time UMass had five players eclipse double-figures in scoring since Dec. 21, 2010 against Miami (Ohio), a span of 97 games between the two performances.

After the Colonials pushed the margin to 61-34 in the opening minutes of the second half, the Minutewomen chipped away at their 27-point gap to move within 13 of tying on multiple occasions in the frame but could not get closer down the stretch.

Scouting George Washington Women's Basketball
George Washington enters play against the Minutewomen sporting a 17-8 overall record while four wins in its last five A-10 games has pushed GW's league record to 8-4. The Colonials defeated UMass to being the stretch before they own contests with Rhode Island and Duquesne. After a loss at Fordham, George Washington bounced back with a win over VCU, 80-62, in the most recent game for the squad.

Sporting a high-powered offense, GW has outscored foes on average, 76.6-to-68.1 led by Megan Nipe's 14.8 points per game. Three additional Colonials average double-digits in the category as Jonquel Jones scores 13.6, Danni Jackson adds 12.7 and Caira Washington provides 11.7 per appearance. Jones is averaging a double-double as she pulls down 10.5 rebounds per game to pace the squad while hitting 50.0 percent of her attempts from the floor (79-of-158) in 14 starts among as many appearances.

Buoyed by Jones' rebounding total, the Colonials lead their foes in the category 43.8-to-38.6 while also dishing out more assists, 406-336; blocking more shots, 83-61 and earning a greater number of steals, 253-198.

All Home And Conference Contests Available On A-10 Digital Network
UMass women's basketball will have each of its 13 home games broadcast online through the Atlantic 10 Digital Network. A link will be provided in each game preview to direct fans or other interest parties to the subscription page, where the viewer can purchase the plan he or she believes to be appropriate.

WMUA 91.1 FM To Broadcast Women's Basketball
Each Massachusetts women's basketball contest during the 2013-14 campaign will be broadcast live on WMUA 91.1 FM. Fans can listen in through their FM radio station or catch the game via the online live streaming app, which is free of charge and linked in each game preview. Either Cody Chrusciel or Chris Doherty will be providing play-by-play breakdown for those listening in while John Ryan or Andrew Cyr will serve as the color commentator.

Timbilla Joins Most Successful All-Time UMass Rebounders
With an appearance against St. Bonaventure on Feb. 8, Rashida Timbilla played in her 50th game with the Minutewomen, the minimum required to be eligible for the program's top-20 for rebounding average. Timbilla pulls down 7.8 boards per appearance (395), the fifth-most in UMass history and only 0.1 behind Octavia Thomas (1992-96) for fourth place.

Mital Stopping And Popping Her Way Into The Record Book
In her third year as a Minutewoman Emily Mital has hit 103 career three-pointers for the Maroon and White, the eighth-most in the history of the program. She needs to make five more to pass Kristina Danella (2008-10) for seventh all-time.

Her junior season success earned her the spot on UMass' all-time leaderboard for made three-pointers as she is 47-for-120 (39.2 percent) with five games left to play in the regular season.

As a sophomore in 2012-13, Mital hit 48 of her 151 tries from long distance (31.8 percent) after she finished 8-of-39 in the category as a freshman (20.5 percent). She is also ninth all-time in three-point field goal attempts (310) and her made percentage (.332) puts her in 11th place in the record book for the category currently.

Harris Making The Most
Jasmine Harris rejoined the starting lineup against Virginia Commonwealth University on Jan. 18 after three games coming off of the bench and has provided 12.6 points, 4.7 rebounds and 3.1 assists per contest over the last seven games.

With at least 10 points in each game, Harris has recorded seven of her 19 contests scoring in double-digits during her current stretch of success.

She provided 10 points, seven boards and a career-high five assists against VCU before she chipped in 16 points, seven rebounds and two assists versus Dayton. To continue her recent stretch of success, Harris totaled 11 points, three rebounds and a trio of assists at Fordham's Rose Hill Gym.

She added 14 points, a career-high six assists and two boards against George Washington (1/29) and scored 13 more to go with seven rebounds and a pair of helpers at Rhode Island (2/5). The Farmington Hills, Mich., native then totaled 10 points, three assists and an offensive board against St. Bonaventure on Feb. 8.

Most recently, Harris scored 14, ripped down six boards and dished out one helper at George Mason.

She Gets Buckets
Kim Pierre-Louis has provided a consistent shot in and around the paint as a junior in 2013-14, leading her to hold the fifth-highest field goal percentage in the Atlantic 10 with 136 makes in 276 attempts from the floor (49.3 percent). Her percentage makes her one of only five Atlantic 10 women's basketball players to qualify for the top-15 with a mark at or above 49.0 percent.

For her career, Pierre-Louis has never shot less than 44.4 percent for a season and has made 188 of her 391 attempts as a Minutewoman (48.1 percent). She was 20-of-43 as a freshman (46.5 percent) and 32-for-72 over her sophomore campaign (48.8 percent).

Ready Inducted Into UMass Athletics Hall Of Fame
Julie Ready-Mulvey was one of the all-time great players for the UMass women's basketball team from 1978-81. During her four years, UMass posted one of its most successful win totals (60) in program history.

Ready finished her career ranked eighth all-time in scoring at UMass with 1,406 career points, including a 20.7 point per game average as a senior. An all-American and all-region selection as a senior, Ready was also invited to compete for a spot on the 1980 U.S. Olympic Team. A stress fracture caused her not to attend the tryout and the Olympic Games ended up being boycotted by President Carter due to the Soviet Union's invasion of Afghanistan.

Ready still ranks among the best all-time at UMass in several categories. She is No. 1 in career field goal percentage (.545), second in points per game (16.5), third in rebounds (831), third in rebounds per game (9.8), and sixth in field goals (615). During her career, she was twice nominated for the Wade Trophy as Player of the Year (30 players nationally nominated each year).

Following graduation, Ready went on to become a basketball and volleyball coach before taking over as the Director of Student Life at Massasoit Community College from 1995-2008. She was deeply involved in the Special Olympics program in Southeastern Massachusetts and was nominated for the Special Olympics Hall of Fame after serving as its Game's Director. Ready is currently the Athletic Director at Massasoit.




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