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Women's Basketball Continues North for Sunday Matinee at Hofstra
Courtesy:JMUSports.com Release:01/18/2014

JMU Women's Basketball
Game 17 - Jan. 19

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12-4 (2-0 CAA) Sunday, Jan. 19 | 2 PM
Mack Sports Complex (Hempstead, N.Y.)

6-9 (1-3 CAA)

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Pride Zone Video (free)
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Where: Mack Sports Complex, Hempstead, N.Y. (capacity: 5,023)
General admission tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for youth/seniors.  Purchase tickets here.

Parking: General parking is free and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please see the facilities map for more details.
Local Radio: WHBG 1360 AM (Harrisonburg, Va.)

> JMU Audio: MadiZONE HD SportsNet, presented by the JMU Alumni Association, on JMUSports.com (free)
> Hofstra Video: Pride Zone Video on GoHofstra.com (free)

Feb. 17, 2013 – Hempstead, N.Y. – JMU 68, Hofstra 60

• The Pride comes into this game with a 1-3 CAA record as well as a 6-9 overall record.  They fell 62-59 to Charleston on Friday afternoon.
Against the Cougars, freshman forward Elo Edeferioka posted her first career double-double off of career high points (14) and rebounds (14).  For the season, Edeferioka is averaging 5.5 points per game and 6.7 rebounds per outing, the second-best on the team.  The freshman leads the Pride with 0.7 blocks per game.
Senior forward Anma Onyeuku leads Hofstra in points per game (11.9), rebounds per game (6.9) and steals per game (1.7) for the season.  In league play, senior guard Annie Payton is tops on the team in points (12.5) while Edeferioka and Onyeuku tie for tops in rebounds (7.5).
As a team, the Pride holds a +1.5 scoring advantage over opponents, posting 65.3 points per game while allowing 63.7 points.  They also hold a +0.7 rebounding margin over foes, pulling in 43.0 boards per outing while opponents snag 42.3 boards.
Hofstra leads the CAA in 3-point defense, allowing opponents to sink 27.3 percent of their attempts from beyond the arc.

The Dukes are 2-0 in league play and 12-4 overall after a 62-57 win at Towson on Thursday night.  Sophomore guard Precious Hall (Tallahassee, Fla./Maclay School) led the way with 21 points off a 4-of-7 performance from beyond the arc and a 5-of-5 performance at the charity stripe.
For the season, Hall holds a third-best 12.3 points per game off 39.3 percent shooting.  In two conference games, the sophomore has posted a second-best 18.5 points per game on 46.2 percent shooting (50.0 percent from 3-point range).
Redshirt-senior forward Nikki Newman (Harrisonburg, Va./Turner Ashby) tied a career-high blocks (5) at Towson, giving her seven of her 15 blocks for the season over the last two games.  Since CAA play began, she has averaged 8.0 rebounds per game and 7.5 assists per game with four steals and 12 points.
Sophomore guard Angela Mickens (Staunton, Va./Robert E. Lee) tied her career high of five steals against the Tigers. This season, she has picked up 22 thefts, leading to several of her team-leading 68 assists.
JMU is shooting 42.9 percent from the floor and knocking down 73.1 points per game to boast a +14.4 scoring margin over opponents this season.  Madison also holds a league-best +10.3 rebounding margin, the 13th-best mark in the nation as of Jan. 16.

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