Coming off its first victory of the season, a 71-60 win at Western Michigan University, the EKU women’s basketball team is set to head back out on the road to compete in the Georgia State University Thanksgiving Classic.
Games take place today and Saturday in Atlanta, Ga.
EKU (1-2) opens the tournament at 4 p.m. today against Appalachian State University, then plays at 2 p.m. Saturday against Campbell University.
Host team Georgia State University is also participating in the tournament.
The Lady Colonels have been led by junior Raechele Gray, who is averaging 12 points, 3.3 assists. 2.7 rebounds and 1.7 steals per game.
Freshman Carla Booth is averaging 10.3 points per game, junior Brittany Coles has been scoring nine points per game, junior Alex Jones is averaging nine points and 6.7 rebounds and junior Marie Carpenter is scoring 8.3 points per game.
Appalachian State, which plays in the Southern Conference, has won two straight after a season-opening loss at Virginia.
Six-foot junior Anna Freeman leads the way, scoring 17.3 points per game and hauling down 7.7 rebounds.
Junior Courtney Freeman is averaging 12.3 points and 7.7 rebounds and freshman Maryah Sydnor has scored 10.3 points per game.
The Mountaineers only scored 48 against Virginia, but have averaged 79 points in their two victories.
Rebounding has been their strength.
Appalachian State outrebounded East Tennessee State 47-26 and Gardner Webb 35-30.
Campbell, a member of the Big South, enters the tournament 4-0.
The Camels are only allowing 43.8 points per game and have not allowed an opponent to score more than 58 points in a contest.
In Campbell’s last victory, it held Longwood to 33 points.
Since scoring 75 in the season-opener, Campbell has yet to top 60 since, scoring 59 twice and 48 once.
The Camels are led by 5-foot-10 senior Katelyn Bass, who is averaging 12 points per game.
Six-foot forward/center Jazmine Cooper is netting 11.7 points and 5-8 junior guard Tonisha Baker 11 points per game.