by: Stile T. Smith
With the forthcoming Christmas vacation, there will be no editions of the Daily Egyptian to report on the next seven SIU women’s basketball games.
With that, I will give a preview of each of the next seven opponents the Salukis will face.
at Chicago State, Dec. 14, 2:00 p.m.
The Lady Cougars are currently 4-4 on the season with a win over Northwestern of the Big Ten. Senior guard Jasmin Dixon is leading the team with 18.8 points per game and 31 assists. Junior guard Alyssa Waldon, meanwhile, has averaged 10.8 points per game and is shooting 39 percent from 3-point range.
at Central Arkansas, Dec. 16, 7:00 p.m.
The Sugar Bears are currently 2-4 on the season including a 19-point loss to Southeast Missouri State. Junior forward Meaghen Kelleybrew is the only player averaging double figure points with 11.3 points per contest. Sophomore forward/center Jamye Adair is just off the double figure plateau, averaging 9.2 points per game.
vs Tennessee Tech, Dec. 21, 2:05 p.m.
The Golden Eagles are currently 2-6 on the season with a loss to SIU rival Drake by 11 points. Senior guard/forward Blair Bowens is leading the team in scoring, averaging 12.6 points per game while shooting 30 percent from 3-point range. Freshman forward Krystal Stirrup, meanwhile, is averaging 9.4 points per game while leading the team shooting 52 percent from the field.
vs Northern Illinois, Dec. 28, 2:05 p.m.
The Huskies are currently 3-5 on the season with an eight point victory over Northern Iowa and a 15 point loss to Bradley. Sophomore center Ebony Ellis leads the team with 11.8 points per game and 9.9 rebounds per game. Junior guard Marke Freeman is averaging just under double figure points with 9.9 points per game while shooting 35 percent from 3-point range.
at Evansville, Jan. 2, 7:00 p.m.
The Salukis begin their Missouri Valley Conference schedule against the 4-3 Aces of Evansville. The Aces have four players averaging double digit points, led by YEAR Robyn Jennings with 14.6 points per game including 58 percent from 3-point range.
at Bradley, Jan. 9, 7:00 p.m.
The Braves are currently 6-1 on the season with a win over the University of Illinois of the Big Ten by 18 points. Senior forward Monica Rogers is averaging a double-double with 13.7 points and 10 rebounds per game. Freshman guard Michelle Lund, meanwhile, is averaging 13 points per game while shooting 48 percent from 3-point range.
at Northern Iowa, Jan. 11, 3:00 p.m.
The Panthers are currently 2-5 on the season with a 15-point victory over Western Illinois. YEAR guard Nicole Clausen leads the team with 12.9 points per game while shooting 49 percent from 3-point range. YEAR guard K.K. Armstrong is averaging just under double figure points with 9.9 points per game.