March 1, 2013
Boca Raton, FL - The Florida Atlantic University women’s basketball team hopes to send seniors Kelsey Proctor and Breana Turner away with a victory in their final home game when the Owls host FIU on Saturday, March 2 at 3 p.m. from the FAU Arena, 777 Glades Road on the Boca Raton campus.
FAU enters the game with a 12-15 overall record and a 9-10 mark in Sun Belt Conference (SBC) action. The game’s outcome will determine the team’s seeding in next week’s conference championship tournament. A victory insures a No. 6 seeding; a loss and a Troy University victory over the University of South Alabama (USA) gives the team a No. 7 seed; while a loss and USA victory would put the team as the No. 8 seed.
Proctor and Turner will join their families in being recognized prior to the game’s tipoff. Turner, a 5-foot-10 guard from New Orleans, ranks 11th in school history with 962 career points, and is 22 points shy of reaching the top 10 list. Proctor, a 6-foot-3 forward from St. Louis, was a key piece in last season’s team that played in the Women’s National Invitational Tournament.
Turner has been a double-figure scorer in six straight games. This stretch was started with 15 points in FAU’s 65-55 loss against its South Florida rival on February 6 in Miami. She has averaged 14.2 points over that period and now is tied for team-high scoring honors with a 12.6-point average per game.
Junior forward Chenise Miller still leads the team in scoring and rebounding (7.0 rpg), while junior guard Takia Brooks also is a double-digit scorer at 10.7 points a game. Those three scorers have helped the team average 68.3 points per contest. The Owls have made a three-point field goal in each of the last 101 games, have forced opponents into making 21.6 turnovers per game and have held five of its last six opponents to 65 or fewer points.
FIU brings in a 17-11 record overall ad 11-8 SBC mark after losing 64-53 on Thursday, February 28 in Miami. Junior guard Jerica Coley is an All-American candidate, has been a double-figure scorer in 26 consecutive games and had 19 games with 20-or-more points. She totaled 33 points by making 12 of 17 shots in the first game against FAU.
Live audio and statistics of the game will be available at www.fausports.com. Tickets for the game are available by contacting the FAU Ticket Office at 1-866-FAU-OWLS.