PC takes on High Point in Conference Championship Quarterfinals
• PC heads back up to Lynchburg, Va. for the Big South Conference Tournament, hosted by Liberty. The Blue Hose, who earned the No. 6 seed, will play No. 3 High Point in an 8 p.m. ET game this Friday, March 10 in the Vines Center.
• The Panthers completed the series sweep with a 72-64 overtime victory on February 25.
Last Time Out
• PC concluded the regular season with a 63-62 win at Longwood. The team fought back from a seven-point Lancer lead late in the game and Cortney Storey converted a free-throw with little time left on the clock to seal the victory.
• Storey finished with 22 points and 9 assists to lead the Blue Hose in both categories. The junior guard shot 7-of-13 from the field, including 1-for-5 from deep, and made 7-of-8 free-throws. She added a pair of rebounds and a steal.
• PC shot 21-of-49 (42.9 percent) from the field, 9-of-28 (32.1 percent) from deep, and 12-of-15 (80.0 percent) from the charity stripe.
• The Blue Hose held the advantage in rebounds (30-27), steals (10-4), blocks (5-0), second-chance points (8-3), and fast-break points (4-2). The game featured 12 ties and 16 lead changes, both season highs.
PC Rankings in the Big South
• Presbyterian leads the conference in free-throw percentage (77.1) and three-point field goals made (216) and ranks second in steals per game (7.8) and turnover margin (+2.31).
Scouting the Panthers
• High Point bested Radford in overtime, 74-64, on March 4 to wrap up the regular season. Kaylah Keys recorded 12 points in extra time to finish with a game-high 24.
• Emma Bockrath is the 2017 Big South Player of the Year and leads High Point with 175 rebounds and 84 assists. Keys leads the team with 12.9 points per game, while Bockrath is right behind with 12.8. Keys is the three-point specialist with 57 on the year.
• The Panthers lead the conference in scoring offense (68.9), three-point field goal percentage (35.8), assists (13.9), and assist-to-turnover ratio (0.9). The team is shooting 40.5 percent from the field, 35.8 percent from beyond the arc, and 75.0 percent from the line.
• Friday marks the 21st meeting between the programs. High Point leads the all-time series 16-4 and has won three straight.
• PC had an explosive second quarter against the Panthers on February 25, scoring 28 points with 24 of those from distance. The Blue Hose could not hold off the visitors, though, and High Point outscored PC 16-8 in overtime.
• Storey and Allie Wagner scored 18 points apiece to lead PC in the loss. Storey dished out a game-high eight assists while Wagner hauled in eight rebounds.
• The loss snapped a four-game home winning streak over the Panthers.
• PC fell to High Point 75-62 in the 2014-15 Big South Tournament Quarterfinals.
Storey and Miles earn Big South Honors
• Miles was named the Scholar-Athlete of the Year. The junior Biology major leads the Blue Hose on the glass and ranks third in scoring. She posted her first career double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds at East Carolina on November 28.
• Miles is the second Blue Hose player to be voted Women’s Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Karlee Taylor earned the distinction during the 2012-13 season.
• Storey earned Second Team All-Conference honors. She leads PC with 12.2 points, 4.4 assists, and 2.1 steals per game. In Big South rankings, she leads in assists (4.4), is tied for the lead in minutes played (36.6), is second in free-throw percentage (83.2), and is third in steals and assist-to-turnover ratio (1.4).Next Time Out
• The winner of Friday’s game will advance to a 4 p.m. ET semifinal game on Saturday, March 11, where they will face the winner of the 6 p.m. Friday game between No. 2 Campbell and either No. 7 UNC Asheville or No. 10 Longwood.