Women's Hoops Closes Exhibition Play Against Tusculum
Freshman Dearica Hamby has 18 points in the exhibition opener against Lenoir-Rhyne.
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Nov. 7, 2011

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The Wake Forest women's basketball team will host Tusculum Monday, Nov. 7 in its final tune-up before the regular season. The game is scheduled to tipoff at 6:30 p.m. at the Lawrence Joel Veteran Memorial Coliseum.

The Deacons opened exhibition play last Wednesday with a convincing 102-39 victory over Lenoir-Rhyne. Six Demon Deacon scored in double-figures led by freshman Dearica Hamby with 18 points. Hamby was 7-of-10 from the floor and also grabbed a team-high nine rebounds.

Sophomore point guard Chelsea Douglas chipped in with 17 points and five assists while junior Asia Williams had 15 points and eight rebounds. Guard Lakevia Boykin with 3-of-4 from long range and finished with 13 points as junior Sandra Garcia has 11 points and Mykala Walker rounded out the double-figure scorers with 10.

For Tusculum, this will be its only exhibition game before the Pioneers open the season at Finley on Nov. 19. Tonight's game will be a homecoming for Pioneer head coach Adell Harris. Harris played four seasons for the Demon Deacons from 1998 to 2002 and was the starting point guard and a co-captain as a senior. That year (2001-02), she averaged a career-high 4.6 points per game and dished out 108 assists.

Tusculum has won two straight South Atlantic Conference championships and has made four-straight trips to the NCAA Division II Tournament. Last season, the Pioneers were 21-9 overall.

After tonight's game, the Demon Deacons will have a little over a week to prepare for the regular season opener on Nov. 15 against Monmouth. That game is set to begin at 6:30 p.m.



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