|Department of AthleticsJohn TagliaferriSports Information Director
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 25, 2011
Women’s College Basketball
PACE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL, RANKED #6 IN THE EAST REGION.
TO HOST ST. ANSELM IN NE-10 FIRST ROUND SUNDAY AY 1 PM
PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y.- February 25, 2011- With an overall record of 21-7 and 15-7 in the Northeast-10 Conference, this Sunday the Pace University women’s basketball team squares off as the #5 seed against the #12 seed Saint Anselm College Hawks in the first round of the Northeast-10 Conference Playoffs. The Setters and the Hawks will meet at Pace’s Goldstein Fitness Center on its Pleasantville campus at 1 pm.
The game is open to the public with the cost of attendance $7 for adults, $4 for youth and seniors and $1 for students with valid ID. Media admission is available by contacting John Tagliaferri, Pace’s Sports Information Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Live stats and video are available free at http://livestats.prestosports.com/pace.
Pace finished the regular season with a 21-7 record, while the Hawks were 11-15 overall and 8-14 in the NE-10. The Setters are ranked #6 in the most recent NCAA Division II East Region Poll and are receiving votes in the USA Today/ESPN Division II National Poll.
This will be the 30th meeting between the two schools with Pace holding the head-to-head advantage over the Hawks, 17-12. The Setters have the last 10 meetings, including a 63-41 win on January 11, 2011.
In their last game of the regular season, the Setters defeated American International in the season finale 69-62 to lock up fifth place in the Northeast-10 Conference. Four players scored in double-figures to help the Setters post a key late season victory. Brittany Shields posted a double-double with 15 points and 14 rebounds, while Brittany Huggins led all scorers with 19 points along with seven rebounds. Lisa Welsome netted 14 points, while Carol Johnson came off the bench to total 10 points
Huggins and Shields, and a consistently winning coach
The Setters were led this season by a pair of Second Team All-Conference players in Brittany Huggins and Brittany Shields. Huggins led the team in scoring as she averaged 14.3 points per game, while also leading the team with 54 three-pointers. Shields was right behind Huggins in scoring as she averaged 14.2 points and lead the team with eight rebounds per contest.
Head Coach Carrie Seymour is in her 19th season as head coach of the Pace women’s basketball team. Coming into Sunday’s playoff game, she has a career record of 362-200. She has guided the Setters to eight NCAA Tournaments, advancing to the Elite 8 once. She has also won Met Coach of the Year honors six times, including last season.
The winner of this game advances to the NE-10 Quarterfinals and will play at the College of Saint Rose on Tuesday, March 1 at 7 pm.