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Alecia Smith leads the Coyotes into Monday's exhibition with Emporia State
Alecia Smith leads the Coyotes into Monday's exhibition with Emporia State
Sun, Nov. 25, 2012 - [Women's Basketball]

Kansas Wesleyan Women's Basketball takes on Emporia State in its final tune up before the start of Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference action in an exhibition contest on Monday night at historic William L. White Auditorium in Emporia. Tipoff between the Coyotes and Hornets is scheduled for 7:00.

A live broadcast game can be heard live locally on KSAL-FM Classic Hits 104.9, and online at www.ksallink.com. The game can be heard live in Emporia on KFFX-FM Mix 104.9 and online at kvoe.com.

 

The Coyotes (2-5) have lost their last three games, the last coming nine days prior to Monday's contest, a 64-54 loss to Oklahoma Wesleyan University on the second day of the Oklahoma Wesleyan Classic in Bartlesville. Senior forward Stephanie Frost led the Coyotes with 14 points in the game, while McKenna Britton had eight rebounds to lead Wesleyan.

 

On the season, Alecia Smith leads the Coyotes in scoring, averaging 15.7 points per game, while Vanessa Kresin is averaging 12.1 per game. The Coyotes are shooting 37.6 percent from the field as a team and 32.4 percent from three point range so far. Smith also leads the Coyotes in rebounding, averaging 9.1 per game.

 

Wesleyan's opponents are averaging 78.4 points per game and are shooting 45.5 percent from the field. The Coyotes opponents are also averaging 39.9 rebounds per game.

 

Emporia State, the No. 19 ranked team in NCAA Division II, has also been off for nine days heading into Monday's action. Their last game was on November 17, a 66-53 loss at Colorado State – Pueblo in the CSU-Pueblo Al Kaly Classic. Laura Patrick, who played at KCAC member Sterling as a freshman before playing at Hutchinson CC last season, led the Hornets with 13 points, while Sarah Wood had 11 rebounds for Emporia.

 

The Hornets are 2-1 on the season heading into Monday's game and are led by Patrick who is averaging 15 points per game. Merissa Quick adds 12.7 per game for Emporia State. Emporia State shoots 37.3 percent from the field as a team, averaging 64.7 points per game. The Hornets are also shooting 33.3 percent from three point range. Wood and Desiree Wylie lead ESU in rebounding, both averaging 8.7 per game as the Hornets hold a 43.7 to 35 rebounding advantage over their opponents.

 

After Monday's exhibition with the Hornets, Wesleyan opens the KCAC portion of the schedule on Thursday at home against Ottawa University. Tipoff is scheduled for 6 p.m., from Mabee Arena. Live coverage for the game can be found at www.kwucoyotes.com. The Coyotes are at Southwestern on Saturday.

  
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