COLUMBUS, Miss. - Coming off a week and a half break for the Thanksgiving holiday, The W women's basketball team is looking to ignite a spark in the current season when they host The University of the South on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. CT inside Emma 'Ody' Pohl Gymnasium.
The last time out, The Owls split their home weekend series versus Centenary College – Louisiana and Southeastern Baptist College. The W played its best game of the season against the Ladies of Centenary for a 62-54 victory and kept SBC on the ropes until the final seconds to fall 58-57.
The Owls offense is led by senior guard Autumn Taylor and junior forward Kyla Temple. Taylor leads in scoring, averaging 13.3 points per game. She is second on the team in rebounds, pulling down 9.3 boards per game and carries The W in steals with 1.2 per game.
Temple averages 12.0 points per game with a 31-point performance against Centenary and a 14-point performance versus Southeastern Baptist.
My'Neka Frazier, a senior from McComb, Miss., leads the Owls rebounding efforts, averaging 12.0 boards per game. She couples it with 10.5 points per game to be the only Owl averaging a double-double.
As a team, The W (1-5) puts up 66.5 points per game while averaging 41.2 percent from the field, 31.0 percent in three-point range, and 58.0 percent at the line.
Kinsley Logan, a sophomore guard, is the leading scorer for the Sewanee Tigers, averaging 12.4 points a game. Ellie Treanton leads the rebounding effort with 6.6 boards per game and leads the team with 2.3 steals per game.
As a team, The University of the South (3-4) averages 59.6 points per game and shoots 37.8 percent from the field, 27.2 percent in three-point range, and 68.6 percent at the free-throw line.
MUW students, faculty, and staff get in free with their university ID. Come out and support the Owls as they take on the Sewanee Tigers.