Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Charleston Southern's women's basketball team returns home on Thursday for their final contest before Christmas break as the Lady Buccaneers welcome Savannah State to the Buc Dome in a rematch of a Nov. 16. Game will start at 7 p.m. The Lady Buccaneers have fallen in their past three games but boast a 3-1 record at home with wins over Southern Wesleyan, Wofford and Converse. However, the CSU home record will be put to the test against a Lady Tigers' team that topped Charleston Southern 75-47 inside Tiger Arena. The Lady Buccaneers have one more non-conference game the rest of the way, hosting Trinity Baptist on Jan. 16 inside the Buc Dome as CSU continues to prepare for the bulk of the Big South Conference regular season schedule. Charleston Southern is currently 0-1 against the MEAC on the season while Savannah State has wins over CSU and Longwood, suffering their lone Big South loss to Liberty on Nov. 30. The Lady Buccaneers enter the contest with a 3-5 overall record, while Savannah State is currently 4-5. Senior forward Anicia Dotson enters the contest with the hot-hand after recording her first collegiate double-double this past Monday against Western Carolina. In the contest, Dotson was 6 for 9 from the floor in scoring a season-high 16 points, and she added 10 rebounds in the losing effort against the Catamounts. Dotson currently leads the Buccaneers with 6.1 rebounds per game and has reached double-digits in the scoring category in three of the last four games. DJ. Fowler continues to lead CSU in the scoring category with 11.4 points per game and leads the team with 2.9 assists on the year. Fowler also leads the Big South with 4.5 steals per game on the season. Redshirt freshman guard Alyssa Mann reached double-digits in the scoring column for the first time this season on Monday night after narrowly missing out with nine points on three separate occasions. Mann poured in 11 points, making several acrobatic layups in the contest to help push the Buccaneers to the halftime lead over the Catamounts. Savannah State's offense on the season has been led by Ezinne Kalu's 14.9 points per game, while Jasmine Norman and Kenyata Hendrix are both averaging close to nine points a game in supporting the SSU attack. In the all-time series record between the two teams, Charleston Southern holds the 10-3 advantage.