Clinton, S.C. – The Presbyterian College women’s basketball team travels to face the North Carolina Tar Heels on Tuesday, December 5 in Chapel Hill, N.C. This is the final road game of the Blue Hose’s non-conference slate and final game before they break for exams.
Who: Presbyterian College Blue Hose (1-6) at North Carolina Tar Heels (6-2)
When: Tuesday, December 5 – 6:00 p.m.
Where: Chapel Hill, N.C. – Carmichael Arena (6,822)
Watch: ACC Network Extra
Social Media: @BlueHoseWBB
Storey Named Preseason All-Conference
Senior PG Cortney Storey has been named to 2017-18 Big South Preseason All-Conference team. She was the 2014-15 Freshman of the Year, 2015-16 Big South Honorable Mention and 2016-17 Big South Second Team honoree.
Storey is the first preseason honoree since Karlee Taylor in 2013-14.
Storey and Miles Nearing 1,000
Seniors Storey and Janie Miles both enter their senior campaigns with a reasonable shot of surpassing 1,000 career points. Storey sits at 977 and Miles now has 846.
Storey has averaged 14.6 points, 5.1 assists and 1.1 steals per game this season. With these averages she sits at 977 points, 382 assists and 169 steals on her way to 1,000, 400, and 200 respectively for her career.
Miles sits at 846 career points heading into the North Carolina game.
Blue Hose Go for 10+ Again
PC enters this season with three straight 10+ win Big South campaigns. The Blue Hose have achieved that feat four of the last five seasons overall.
Overall they have won 10+ conference games in 13 of the last 30 seasons with nine coming as members of the South Atlantic Conference and four in the Big South.
Storey off to Hot Start
Storey has been named the Big South Player of the Week each of the first two weeks this season.
In week one she averaged 20.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.0 steals in two games versus San Diego State and #7 UCLA, this performance earned her first player of the week honor.
In week two Storey average 20.5 points, 6.5 assists, 6.0 rebounds and 2.0 steals in two games versus USC Upstate and Chattanooga. She would tie her own personal career high and PC Division I record with 27 points versus Upstate. These performances garnered her second player of the week honor.
So far this season she is averaging 14.6 points, 5.1 assists, 3.4 rebounds and 1.1 steals per game. 14.6 points would break her own single season points per game average if she maintained it throughout the season.
Blue Hose Offensive Notes
PC is averaging 52.6 points with a 35.1 percent shooting average this season with a 27.9 percent three-point average.
The Blue Hose grab 26.1 rebounds, 11.6 assists, 8.3 steals and 1.7 blocks per game this season.
When PC scored 83 points at USC Upstate it was the most points scored in a game since the Truett-McConnel game on December 16, 2012.
Mile Heating Up
Miles averages 8.4 points per game this season, 54 of her 59 points in seven games have come in her four double figure scoring game versus USC Upstate, Chattanooga, Duke and Belmont. All four of these games have been in the last five overall.
33 points in two games versus USC Upstate and Chattanooga are her second highest scoring two game stretch in her career. She had 35 over two games in December of her freshman season versus North Carolina Central and Campbell.
Freshman Mattie Kennedy tallied a career high 13 points on a career high three made three-pointers versus Kennesaw State on Tuesday night.
Sophomore Riley Hemm also tied her career high in made three-pointers with two in one minute played versus the Owls.
Redshirt Sophomore Ericka Blackwell-Boyden grabbed a career high six rebounds in the Kennesaw State contest.
Freshman Briley Buckner would add a career day against Duke as she set game highs in points (11), made shots (4), attempts (8), three-point makes (2), three point attempts (4), rebounds (5) and assists (2).
Scouting the Tar Heels
The Tar Heels enter with a 6-2 record and having won four straight versus UNCW, Minnesota, Hartford and App State.
North Carolina averages 79.5 points per game this season on 47 percent shooting while surrendering 67.1 points on 39.1 percent shooting. The Tar Heels shoot the three ball at a 32.3 percent clip while allowing the opposition to make 32.5 percent.
UNC averages 18.8 assists per game this season while grabbing 9.3 steals and blocking 4.8 shots per game.
Four different players average double figures in scoring this season while a fifth averages 9.9 points. Paris Kea leads the way with 19.5 points followed by Jamie Cherry at 15.6, Janelle Bailey with 14.9 and Taylor Koenen at 10.9.
Bailey at 8.1, Jocelyn Jones (7.5) and Koenen (7.0) all average seven-plus rebounds per game this season. Kea leads the way at nearly seven assists per game while Cherry has 23 steals to lead the way.
The Tar Heels are led by Sylvia Hatchell, a 2013 member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, she boasts a 990-374 career record coming into this season and a 718-284 mark in 31 seasons at North Carolina.
Blue Hose Versus Tar Heels
PC travels to North Carolina on Tuesday for their third meeting all-time. The Tar Heels defeated the Blue Hose in the 2009-10 and 2011-12 seasons.