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College basketball preview: HLGU at Quincy women

Posted: Dec. 2, 2013 7:36 pm Updated: Dec. 23, 2013 11:15 pm

Hannibal-LaGrange (0-8) at Quincy women (4-0)

5:15 p.m. Tuesday at Pepsi Arena

Radio: ESPN 1440 AM

Twitter: @WhigSports

Scouting the Lady Trojans: HLGU struggles to score. The Lady Trojans have been held to 54 or fewer points six times, scoring a season-low 40 points in a 34-point loss to Lincoln University. Four of the eight losses have been by 22 points or more. Sophomore forward Morgan Winkler and freshman forward Sarah Cline give HLGU a post presence, nearly coming up with a double-double apiece in a three-point loss at Culver-Stockton College. Winkler had 15 points and 11 rebounds, while Cline finished with 11 points and eight rebounds.

Scouting the Lady Hawks: Quincy enjoyed a long Thanksgiving weekend after beating Pittsburg State 80-59 last Wednesday. The Lady Hawks are allowing just 55.3 points per game and winning by an average margin of 26.5 points. They are allowing opponents to shoot 33.2 percent from the field and 25 percent from 3-point range. Opponents are committing 19 turnovers per game as well.

Quincy has three players -- Lucy Cramsey, Nia Roth and Hannah Weedman -- averaging in double figures and four other players averaging either eight or nine points per game. Roth, a freshman from Incarnate Word Academy in St. Louis, is shooting 43.5 percent from 3-point range and has committed just one turnover while playing nearly 16 minutes per game off the bench.

-- Matt Schuckman

 

 

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