College basketball preview: Maryville at Quincy University women

Posted: Feb. 2, 2013 1:11 am Updated: Feb. 16, 2013 2:15 am

Maryville (11-7, 7-3)

at Quincy women (10-8, 8-2)

1 p.m. Saturday, Pepsi Arena

ESPN 1440 AM

Twitter: @btoppmeyer

Scouting the Saints: Maryville won its fourth straight game Thursday, beating Illinois-Springfield 61-45 behind 20 points and 14 rebounds from Abby Duethman. It was Duethman's ninth double-double of the season.

Duethman, a 5-foot-10 senior forward, is Maryville's all-time leader in points (1,670) and games started (97) and ranks second in rebounds (592). She's averaging 17.9 points and 9.8 rebounds per game this season, figures that lead the Great Lakes Valley Conference. She also leads her team with 2.6 assists per game.

Brittnye McSparron, a 5-6 senior guard, is supplying 11.1 points per game. Maryville is fifth in the league in scoring (70.3 points per game), third in scoring defense (57.1 ppg) and third in turnovers forced per game (20.3). Maryville is 2-4 on the road this season.

Turnover woes: The Lady Hawks committed 21 turnovers in a 47-42 win at Missouri-St. Louis on Thursday and forced 14. For the season, QU has a turnover margin of minus-4.28 per game, a figure that ranks last in the GLVC and 257th out of 284 Division II teams tracked by the NCAA.

The series: Quincy leads the all-time series 4-1.

-- Blake Toppmeyer

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