Women's Basketball Game Notes -- WNIT vs. James Madison
March 17, 2012
Wake Forest Game Notes
The Demon Deacons have advanced to the WNIT round of 32 for the second time and will face James Madison on Sunday, March 18. Tip-off is set for 2 p.m. from the Convocation Center.
Last Time Out The Demon Deacons hit Charlotte with a couple of big runs and survived a late scare in securing a 72-61 victory in Charlotte on Thursday night in the opening round.
The win was just the second opening round victory for the Demon Deacons in the WNIT.
Senior Secily Ray did her best to make sure that wasn't her last game as she tied a season-high with 21 points. She nearly had a double-double with nine rebounds and also had four steals.
Sophomore Chelsea Douglas hit four three-pointers en route to 14 points while juniors Lakevia Boykin and Sandra Garcia each finished with 13 points.
Freshman Dearica Hamby was aggressive on the boards all night and recorded a season-high 11 rebounds.
Charlotte had three players in double-figures led by Amanda Dowe who finished with 15 points and 19 rebounds. Jai Forney chipped-in with 13 points and Jennifer Hailey added 10.
Wake forced Charlotte into 27 turnovers and converted those into 27 points.
Meet the Dukes James Madison has won 10 of its last 12 games and stands at 25-7 overall.
The Dukes defeated Davidson on Thursday evening 64-49 in Harrisonburg.
Tarik Hislop leads the Dukes in scoring at 14.8 points per games and she has dished-out a team-high 118 assists. Hislop has also gotten to the line 170 times and is shooting over 77 percent from the stripe.
Kirby Burkholder is the second Duke averaging double-figures at 10.6 points per contest. She has made a total of 110 field goals with 78 of them coming from behind the three-point arc.
Nikki Newman is grabbing nearly eight rebounds per game and has recorded 45 blocks on the year.
JMU head coach Kenny Brooks is in his 10th season at the helm and he holds a career-record of 223-94. He has taken the Dukes to the postseason each of the last three seasons.
Series History This will be the 9th meeting all-time between the two schools.
The overall series is tied at 4-4 and each team has won twice on the others' home court.
JMU has won the last two meetings, sweeping a home-and-home series in 2006 and 2007.
The series started back in 1983 with the Deacs winning the first two contests.