@AU_WBasketball Closes Road Stretch at High Point

Team huddle before Tulsa (11/9/2018)

Game 10  ·  American (4-5, 0-0 PL) at High Point (5-4, 0-0 Big South)
Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018  ·  5 p.m. ET  ·  High Point, N.C. (Millis Center)
All-Time Record: Tied, 1-1
Stream: ESPN+

Game Notes:  American  |  High Point (Home Page)

WASHINGTON - The American University women's basketball team (4-5) will close its three-game road stretch on Thursday with a 5 p.m. tip at High Point (5-4).

SERIES HISTORY

  • The Eagles are 1-1 against High Point in a series which dates back to 2009.
  • American claimed the series opener on Dec. 6, 2009, with a 67-46 win in Bender Arena before falling to the Panthers in High Point on Nov. 14, 2010, 59-60.

SCOUTING THE EAGLES

  • AU is looking to snap its four-game skid on the road as the Eagles enter the midweek matchup with a 1-5 record away from Bender.
  • American fell to a second-half surge from Penn State on Sunday, 80-59, despite double-figure efforts from four players with Kaitlyn Marenyi (15), Elina Koskimies (12), Cecily Carl (10), and Kaitlyn Lewis (10).
  • Carl and Koskimies also led with five rebounds each alongside Emily Fisher.
  • The Eagles were held to 41.7 percent from the field (25-60), 38.5 percent from the perimeter (5-13) and had a season-low six attempts from the line (4-6, .667).
  • Marenyi continues to lead the team in scoring with 13.9 ppg while Carl took over as the top player on the boards with 4.7 rpg.
  • AU continues to be one of the top-five teams in Division I for free throw percentage (.803).

SCOUTING THE PANTHERS

  • High Point remains undefeated at home this season with all five of its victories coming out of the Millis Center, including its most recent win against Norfolk State, 83-51.
  • HPU's only losses this season came to Kentucky, Miami (Ohio), Davidson and Clemson.
  • Lindsey Edwards led the Panthers with a career-high 20 points against the Spartans followed by Camryn Brown (18), Miya Bull (13) and Skyler Curran (11).
  • Shea Morgan led the team with 8 rebounds.
  • Emma Bockrath leads the team in scoring with 16.1 ppg followed by Lindsey Edwards (13.2) and Camryn Brown (10.0)
  • Bockrath also leads the team in rebounding with 6.9 rpg while Brown serves as the top distributor with 4.3 apg.
  • The Panthers lead the Big South in assists per game (16.3), FG percentage (.424), FT percentage (.709) and scoring margin (9.9).

LOOKING FOR 100

  • Head Coach Megan Gebbia is on the hunt for her 100th career win at the helm of the Eagles as she continues her sixth season with 99 since she arrived in 2013.
  • Only three other coaches in program history have reached this milestone with Jeff Thatcher (150, 1989-00), Matt Corkery (123, 2008-13) and Linda Ziemke (120, 1978-88).
  • Gebbia's .589 winning percentage (99-69) so far in her career at AU ranks behind only Matt Corkery (.661, 123-63).
  • This will also be senior Cecily Carl's 100th game in the AU uniform. Classmate Elina Koskimies already hit that milestone earlier this season while Kaitlyn Lewis is closing in on her 100th with 94 heading into Thursday's game.

TAKING THE FREEBIES

  • American remains one of the top teams in the NCAA for free throw percentage, ranking 6th in Division I (.803)
  • AU has shot over 80.0 percent in 5 of the 9 games so far this season from the free throw line.
  • AU tied the program-record with 36 made free throws during the win over Hawaii, shooting an impressive 90.0 percent (36-40).
  • Senior Elina Koskimies remains one of the top performers in Division I from the free throw line, ranking 2nd in the country with 96.8 percent shooting (30-31).

UP NEXT
The Eagles will return home to close out the nonconference schedule on Dec. 29 with a 2 p.m. contest in Bender Arena against Ohio.

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