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Women's hoops preview: Harris Stowe State at Quincy University

Posted: Dec. 4, 2012 4:27 am Updated: Dec. 25, 2012 5:15 am

Harris Stowe State (2-7) at Quincy University women (1-5)

7 p.m. Wednesday

Pepsi Arena

Scouting the Hornets: Harris Stowe, a member of the NAIA's American Midwest Conference, snapped a seven-game losing streak Saturday by beating Oklahoma Wesleyan University 80-78.

Shanique Buford, a 6-foot sophomore forward, leads the Hornets in scoring (19.2 points per game) and rebounding (11.3 rebounds per game). Kayla Fisher, a 5-6 senior point guard, is chipping in 15.6 points per game. Harris Stowe has struggled to find other consistent scoring options, as the Hornets are averaging only 60.1 points per game and shooting 39.5 percent from the field.

Sharp Shooter: Following Kelly Buresh's 4-of-8 3-point shooting performance in Saturday's 71-65 loss to Pittsburg (Kan.) State, the QU sophomore forward ranks No. 14 in the Great Lakes Valley Conference with a 41.4 percent (12 of 29) shooting clip from beyond the arc. She also ranks fourth in the league with a 93.8 percent (15 of 16) mark from the free-throw line.

The series: QU leads the all-time series 6-0.

-- Blake Toppmeyer

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