Men’s, Women’s Basketball: Webster vs. Wash U Chosen SLIAC Games of the Week Jan. 4

| January 2, 2014

This week’s featured games are a men’s and women’s basketball double header between Webster University and Washington University-St. Louis.

The SLIAC Game of the Week is a weekly feature that highlights a key match-up this week for a St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC) member.

At a Glance

This week’s feature game is a crosstown men’s and women’s basketball double-header between Webster University and Washington University-St. Louis on Saturday, Jan. 4, at the Washington University Field House. The two schools, both NCAA Division III institutions, are located less than five miles from each other.

The women’s game time is set for 1 p.m., and the men’s game planned for a 3 p.m. start.

About Webster Women Basketball

Webster is 5-4 this season and is playing their first game since a 66-60 loss to Pomona-Pitzer. The Gorloks are averaging 69.8 points per game, limiting opponents to 63.7 points per game and are out-rebounding them by 6.3 per game. The Gorloks are shooting 37 percent from the floor and average 9.8 steals per game.

The Webster team is led by Courtney Pursley, who is averaging 16.0 points and 11.3 rebounds per game, both team highs. Britt Harris-Conway is averaging 13.0 points per game and leads the team in field-goal percentage at 53-percent. Cassie Endicott is the third Gorlok averaging in double figures in scoring at 11.3 points per game and is second on the team in rebounding at 7.2 per game.

About Webster Men Basketball

Webster is 5-4 this season and is coming off a 68-67 win over Monmouth on Dec. 20. That win snapped a two game losing streak by the Gorloks. Webster is averaging 75.1 points per game this season, shooting 49-percent from the field. The Webster men are averaging 11.1 steals per game, which is tops in the SLIAC.

Ahmad Smith is leading the Gorloks in scoring this season at 16.1 points per game. He has knocked down a team high 15 three-pointers and is averaging 3.4 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game. Forward Kevin Miller is averaging 14.7 points and leads the team with 8.4 rebounds per game. Miller is shooting 54-percent from the field and provides the Gorloks with an inside presence. Hollis Edwards has run an effective point, averaging 8.2 points and 3.9 assists per game. He also leads the conference in steals with 31.

Information courtesy of the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.


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