College basketball preview: QU women at Drury

Posted: Jan. 19, 2013 1:09 am Updated: Feb. 9, 2013 2:15 am

Quincy women (6-7, 4-1) at Drury (8-6, 2-4)
1 p.m. Saturday, O'Reilly Family Event Center, Springfield, Mo.
ESPN 1440 AM
Twitter: @btoppmeyer

Scouting the Panthers: Bethanie Funderburk's 17 points and eight rebounds led Drury to a 55-39 win over Illinois-Springfield on Thursday.

Funderburk, a 5-foot-10 junior guard, leads the Panthers in scoring at 16.6 points per game and is supplying 6.1 rebounds per game. Katie Pritchard, a 5-7 senior guard, and Emilie Gray, a 6-2 sophomore center, are averaging 13.9 points and 10.5 points per game, respectively. Gray is shooting 52.6 percent from the field. Drury is second in the Great Lakes Valley Conference in free-throw percentage (77.7 percent).

Turnovers an issue: Quincy turned the ball over 22 times in a 74-53 loss to Missouri S&T on Thursday and its 18.9 turnovers per game average is the second-highest in the league. Only Illinois-Springfield (19.5 per game) averages more. The Lady Hawks have committed more turnovers than their opponent nine times this season.

The series: Drury leads the all-time series 9-7.

-- Blake Toppmeyer



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