College basketball preview: Quincy University women at Missouri S&T

Posted: Jan. 16, 2013 5:23 am Updated: Feb. 27, 2013 6:02 am

Quincy women (6-6, 4-0) at Missouri S&T (8-5, 4-1)

5:30 p.m. Thursday, Gale Bullman Multi-Purpose Building, Rolla, Mo.

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Scouting the Lady Miners: Missouri S&T took Indianapolis, then ranked No. 5 in Division II, to the wire Saturday before fouling Indy's Katy McIntosh on a 3-point attempt with 0.8 seconds to play. McIntosh made all three free throws to hand S&T a 74-71 defeat.

Hailee Parks, a 5-foot-11 senior forward, led S&T with 25 points and eight rebounds in that game, and she averages a team-best 16.2 points and 8.4 rebounds per game. Her 57.4 percent field-goal percentage is second in the Great Lakes Valley Conference. Toni Knar, a 5-9 junior guard, is supplying 11.5 points per game and shooting 42.9 percent from 3-point range. S&T struggles to defend the 3-pointer, with opponents making 36.8 percent of their 3-point attempts, putting the Lady Miners 15th in the GLVC in 3-point percentage defense.

Cramsey gets green light: QU junior guard Lucy Cramsey will play Thursday, QU coach Jeni Garber said Tuesday. Cramsey suffered a sprain in her right knee -- the same knee she tore her ACL in, causing her to miss the 2010-11 season -- during QU's 65-62 win over Southern Indiana on Saturday. Cramsey is the reigning GLVC Women's Basketball Player of the Week and leads the Lady Hawks in scoring (12.7 points per game) and rebounding (9.2 per game).

The series: Missouri S&T leads the all-time series 15-13.

-- Blake Toppmeyer

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