College basketball preview: Quincy University women at McKendree

Posted: Jan. 4, 2013 9:17 pm Updated: Jan. 25, 2013 10:15 pm

Quincy University women (3-6, 1-0) at McKendree (5-4, 0-1)

1 p.m. Saturday, Statham Center, Lebanon, Ill.

ESPN 1440 AM

Twitter: @btoppmeyer

Scouting the Bearcats: McKendree lost its conference opener 75-56 to Illinois-Springfield at home Thursday despite receiving 19 points from Liz Gilman, a 5-foot-7 freshman guard who averages 11.3 points per game. Caty Ponce, a 5-6 sophomore guard, leads McKendree in scoring at 19.7 points per game.

The Bearcats rank last in the 16-team Great Lakes Valley Conference in rebounding margin, with opponents outrebounding McKendree an average of 7.4 rebounds per game. Shelby Woelfel leads McKendree in rebounding at 7.6 per game to go along with her 7.6 points per game average.

Only one of McKendree's wins this season has come over a Division II opponent.

Weedman factor: Hannah Weedman, QU's 6-4 junior center, played 30 minutes in the Lady Hawks 78-71 win at Bellarmine on Thursday and posted career highs in points (18), rebounds (10) and blocks (six). Weedman's previous high in minutes this season was 19, achieved twice. Weedman has scored at least eight points in three straight games after not hitting that mark in her first five games.

The series: Quincy leads the all-time series 16-3.

-- Blake Toppmeyer

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