Quincy women (11-8, 9-2) at William Jewell (12-7, 6-5)
5:30 p.m. Thursday, The Mabee Center, Liberty, Mo.
ESPN 1440 AM
Scouting the Cardinals: WJC beat Quincy 79-55 on Jan. 26 behind 19 points from Chelsea Meeks. Quincy committed 24 turnovers in that game, leading to 24 points off of turnovers for the Cardinals.
Meeks, a 5-foot-5 junior guard, leads WJC in scoring (11.5 points per game), assists (3.7 per game) and steals (3.4 per game). Katlyn Wood, a 6-0 senior forward, is supplying 10.3 points and a team-best 5.9 rebounds per game. The Cardinals lead the Great Lakes Valley Conference in scoring defense, with opponents averaging 57.1 points per game. They also team the league in steals per game (12.5) and turnovers forced per game (20.5), a result of WJC's relentless full-court pressure.
Among the leaders: QU junior guard Lucy Cramsey nearly notched her fifth double-double of the season in Quincy's 68-56 win over Maryville on Saturday at Pepsi Arena. She tallied 10 rebounds and nine points. Cramsey ranks 15th in the GLVC in scoring (12.2 points per game) and fifth in rebounding (8.1 per game). She leads QU in both categories.
The series: Quincy leads the all-time series 2-1.
-- Blake Toppmeyer