North Carolina A&T Women’s Basketball (4-6) at Ohio (5-5)
Date: Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017
Time: 7 p.m.
Facility: Convocation Center (Athens, Ohio)
Series: N.C. A&T leads the all-time series, 1-0
PROBABLE STARTERS: F Le’on Hill (6-2, So., 2.7 ppg, 6.2 rpg); G Cinia McCray (5-7, So., 8.9 ppg, 3.3 rpg); G Shantell Bostick (5-7, So., 6.1 ppg, 3.3 rpg); G C’Coriea Foy (6-0, R-So., 13.7 ppg, 3.4 rpg); F Quenswayla Story (6-3, So., 5.7 ppg, 3.4 rpg).
AGGIES OVERVIEW: The Aggies have just two non-conference games remaining before they open MEAC play against Norfolk State on Saturday, Jan. 6. North Carolina A&T plays at Ohio before hosting St. Andrews in the Corbett Sports Center on Tuesday, Jan. 2. The Aggies improved to 4-2 at home with a 68-59 victory over Western Carolina in their last game on Dec. 19. C’Coriea Foy scored 18 points to go along with five rebounds and six assists in the win while Le’on Hill grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds. Two Aggies are averaging double figures in scoring led by Foy’s 13.7 followed by Kala Green’s 12.4. Alexus Lessears leads the team in rebounding at 9.6 while Foy is tops in both assists (3.4) and stelas (2.8). The Aggies defeated Ohio last season in Cobett, 63-57.
OHIO OVERVIEW: Ohio has dropped four of its last five games including two defeats at the West Palm Invitational by Furman (70-68) and Virginia (77-59) before the holiday break. Under the direction of fifth-year head coach Bob Boldon, Ohio went 22-10 last season with a 12-6 finish in the MAC. The Bobcats are first in the MAC in steals (14.6), 3-point field goal attempts (320), turnover margin (13.00), turnovers forced (25.40) and turnovers per game (12.4). Cierra Hooks ranks second in the MAC in steals (3.2) and 25th in the nation while Dominique Doseck is sixth in steals (2.8), third in 3-point field goals attempts (77) and ninth in 3-point field goals per game (2.20). Taylor Agler leads the Bobcats in assists (4.5) ranking ninth in their conference and fourth in assists turnover ratio (2.14).
LAST TIME OUT
C’Coriea Foy finished with a team-high 18 points, six assists and five rebounds, Kala Green had 17 points and four assists and Jada Scaife posted 11 points and nine rebounds in the Aggies 68-59 win over West Carolina on Education Day. The Aggies led from tip to finish and saw their lead increase to as many as 20 during the game.
NEWS & NOTES
- N.C. A&T is 4-0 when leading with five minutes remaining this season.
- Nationally, the Aggies are ranked fifth in offensive rebounds (18.0), ninth in turnovers forced (23.38), 24th in turnover margin (6.00) and 35th in rebounds (43.4). They are first in the MEAC in all four categories and are ranked second in assist turnover ratio (0.80), assist per game (14.2), rebound margin (2.0) and scoring offense (66.1).
- Alexus Lessears leads the conference in both rebounds per game (9.6) and offensive rebounds (5.0).
- C’Coriea Foy is second in steals per game (2.80), third in field goal attempts (160) and fourth in 3-point field goal attempts (72), sixth in assists (3.4). Green leads the Aggies in minutes played (29.8). Le’on Hill leads the Aggies in blocked shots (0.9). Shantell Bostick ranks third in the league in assist/turnover ratio (1.2) and eighth in both free throw percentage (.730) and assists (3.2). Kala Green is fifth in the conference in 3-point field goals made (1.9).