#XUWBB Hosts Rhode Island Sunday for Senior Day
Feb. 15, 2013
CINCINNATI- The Xavier women's basketball team will play host to the Rhode Island Rams Sunday afternoon for Senior Day. Tip-off is set for 2 p.m. at Cintas Center. Seniors Amber Gray and Jessica Pachko will be recognized following the game during a Senior Day ceremony.
About the Musketeers
The Musketeers are led by Gray who averages 11.4 ppg. (17th A-10) while shooting 46.5 percent from the field and 79.2 percent from the line (6th A-10). Junior Shatyra Hawkes dishes out a team-best 3.9 apg. (9th A-10) and holds a 1.3 assist/turnover ratio (7th A-10) and senior Jessica Pachko grabs a team-best 6.6 rpg. (15th A-10) and shoots at a 53.2 clip. Junior Ashley Wanninger sinks 35.7 percent of her shots from behind the arc (9th A-10) and averages 2.0 3-point baskets per contest (7th A-10).
Scouting Rhode Island
Rhode Island (0-8, 5-18 A-10) dropped a 56-45 decision at Temple Wednesday afternoon in the Owls' annual School Day mid-day game. The loss is the Rams' 12th straight. Brianna Thomas led Rhode Island with 12 points on 5-of-11 shooting while Tayra Melendez corralled a team-high six boards. URI ranks seventh in the Atlantic 10 in 3-point field goal percentage (.307), eighth in field goal percentage defense (.383) and ninth in scoring defense (59.0).
The Rams are led by Melendez with 10.7 ppg. and 1.3 bpg. (11th A-10) while Samantha Tabakman averages a team-best 7.0 rebounds per contest. Tabakman shoots at a .411 clip from the floor and Teneka Whittaker dishes out 1.9 apg. and tallies 1.1 spg. for Rhode Island. Megan Straumann is a serious threat from downtown, sinking 38.5 percent of her shots from beyond the arc (t-3rd A-10).
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