Around the AMC (Women's Basketball): Two Top-20 Teams Meet in Game of the Week

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Women's Basketball - Wed, Jan. 3, 2018 at 12:35 PM

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Thursday's women's basketball game featuring (13) Lyon Scots and (18) Columbia Cougars has been named the American Midwest Conference (AMC) Game of the Week.

Game details:
Date: Thursday, Jan. 3
Time: 5:30 PM
Location: Southwell Complex in Columbia, Mo.
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All-Time Series:

  • Columbia leads the all-time series, 19-12.
  • The Scots have won three-of-the-last-four matchups.
  • The home team has won five-straight in the series.

Scouting Lyon Scots:

  • Currently ranked 13th in the latest NAIA Division I Women's Basketball Coaches' Top 25 Poll.
  • Enters the contest with an 11-2 overall record and 7-1 in conference play.
  • 2-2 on the year vs. NAIA Division I and II ranked or receiving votes opponents.  
  • In second place in the conference standings, 0.5 games behind Columbia.
  • After losing its first game of the season, the Scots have won 11-of-its-last-12 games.
  • 0-1 in AMC Women's Basketball Games of the Week.
  • 5-2 in true road games.
  • 9-0 when scoring 90 points-or-more.
  • Ali Tucker and Liz Henderson have scored at least 11 points in 12-of-13 games.
  • Tucker leads the team with a 15.8 points per game average.
  • Liz Henderson (14.0) and Madison Riley (13.5) average double-digit point totals.
  • French leads the team in rebounding, averaging 5.4 boards per game.
  • The Scots are outscoring its opponents, 1,034-745.
  • Lyon is holding opponents to 36.4-percent (262-of-720) shooting from the field.
  • The Scots have 236 assists and just 198 turnovers.
  • Lyon ranks first in the NAIA in 3-point field goal percentage (43.8-percent), No. 2 in 3-point field goals made per game (9.6), No. 4 in 3-point field goal made (126), No. 5 in field goal percentage (47.8-percent), No. 6 in total rebound defense (30.6), No. 8 in assist/turnover ratio (1.1), No. 9 in scoring margin (22.2), total assists (236), assists per game (18.1) and free throw percentage (75.1-percent). The Scots rank in the top-50 in nine other categories.

Scouting Columbia Cougars:

  • Currently ranked 18th in the latest NAIA Women's Basketball Top-25 Coaches' Poll.
  • 10-5 overall record and 8-1 in the AMC.
  • In first-place in the conference standings – 0.5 game up on Freed-Hardeman, Lyon and Lindenwood-Belleville.
  • Currently riding a four-game win streak.
  • 5-1 at home this season.
  • The Cougars are scoring 72.6 points per game and allowing just 60.4 points per game.
  • Five-straight conference home wins, dating back to Feb. 18, 2017.
  • Three players average double-digit point totals – Raegan Wieser (11.5), Morgan Brandt (11.2) and Sarah Walters (10.4).
  • Brandt leads the team with an 8.5 rebounds per game average.
  • Columbia is holding its opponents to 36.6-percent (311-850) shooting from the field and 25.1-percent (65-of-259) from the 3-point line.
  • Brandt has five double-doubles on the season.
  • Outscored its opponents, 300-185, in the four-game winning streak.
  • The Cougars rank No. 7 in the NAIA in total offensive rebounds (616), No. 8 in total steals (180), No. 9 in 3-point field goals made (111), No. 10 in total blocks (52) and 3-point field goal defense (25.1-percent). The Cougars rank in the top-50 in 17 other categories.

Around the AMC – Women's Basketball (All stats are as of Jan. 3 - Morning):

  • Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.) leads the conference in scoring offense, averaging 80.6 points per game.
  • Three teams have passed 1,000 total points – Columbia (Mo.), Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) and Lyon (Ark.).
  • Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) is allowing just 50.1 points per game.
  • Freed-Hardeman is outscoring its opponents by 25.0 points per game, which is the largest margin in the AMC.
  • William Woods (Mo.) has been solid at the charity stripe this season, shooting 76.5-percent (199-260). Lyon is second, shooting 75.1-percent (178-237).
  • Lyon leads the conference in field goal percentage (47.8-percent). Lindenwood-Belleville is right behind, shooting 47.7-percent).
  • Heather Waldemar (Lindenwood-Belleville) holds the AMC season-high in points with 32 against Baker on Nov. 11.
  • Allison Dewald (St. Louis Pharmacy) is averaging a conference-high 16.0 points per game.
  • Madison Riley of Lyon is leading the conference with a 5.3 assists per game average.
  • Jasmine Brown (William Woods) and Tiffany Pate (Freed-Hardeman) are averaging a conference-high 2.0 blocks per game.
  • Alison Webb (Lindenwood-Belleville) leads the conference with nine double-doubles. Morgan Brandt (Columbia), Morgan Dermody (St. Louis Pharmacy) and Blessing Samuel (Williams Baptist) are second with five each.
  • Lyons' Ali Tucker is leading the conference in 3-point field goals made (60), 3-point field goals made per game (4.6) and 3-point field goal percentage (55.0-percent).
  • AMC Women's Basketball Players of the Week Composite Results:
    • Week 1 (Nov. 6) – Morgan Brandt, Columbia
    • Week 2 (Nov. 13) – Sandrea Sylman, Freed-Hardeman
    • Week 3 (Nov. 20) – Morgan Dermody, St. Louis Pharmacy
    • Week 4 (Nov. 27) – Blessing Samuel, Williams Baptist
    • Week 5 (Dec. 4) – Morgan Brandt, Columbia
    • Week 6 (Dec. 11) – Makenzie Jemes, Stephens
    • Week 7 (Dec. 18) – Madison Riley, Lyon
    • Week 8 (Jan. 1) – Hannah Bland, William Woods
  • AMC Women's Basketball Game of the Week results:
    • Nov. 30 – (16) Columbia def. (24) Lindenwood-Belleville, 58-47 (Box Score Recap)
    • Dec. 14 – (2) Freed-Hardeman def. (18) Columbia, 73-66 (Box Score Recap)
    • Dec. 28 – (2) Freed-Hardeman def. (14) Lyon, 78-66 (Box Score Recap)
  • Other AMC Conference games this week (Jan. 1-7):
    • Tues. – Harris-Stowe def. Hannibal-LaGrange, 60-30
    • Tues. – (14) Lyon def. Central Baptist, 64-46
    • Tues. – (16) Columbia def. Park, 57-33
    • Tues. – (2) Freed-Hardeman def. Williams Baptist, 71-32
    • Tues. – (23) Lindenwood-Belleville def. William Woods, 86-68
    • Tues. – Stephens def. St. Louis Pharmacy, 61-52
    • Thurs. – Central Baptist at William Woods, 5:30 PM
    • Thurs. – Park at Harris-Stowe, 5:30 PM
    • Thurs. – (2) Freed-Hardeman at Missouri Baptist, 5:30 PM
    • Thurs. – Williams Baptist at St. Louis Pharmacy, 5:30 PM
    • Thurs. – (13) Lyon at (18) Columbia, 5:30 PM
    • Thurs. – (21) Lindenwood-Belleville at Stephens, 7:00 PM
    • Sat. – Hannibal-LaGrange at (21) Lindenwood-Belleville, 1:00 PM
    • Sat. – Harris-Stowe at Stephens, 1:00 PM
    • Sat. – Central Baptist at (18) Columbia, 1:00 PM
    • Sat. – (2) Freed-Hardeman at St. Louis Pharmacy, 1:00 PM
    • Sat. – Williams Baptist at Missouri Baptist, 1:00 PM
    • Sat. – (13) Lyon at William Woods, 1:00 PM
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