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Mastodons Prepare For Western Illinois

February 27, 2014



FORT WAYNE, Ind. - The IPFW women's basketball team, coming off its win over second place IUPUI last Saturday, look to keep rolling as the Mastodons take on Western Illinois February 27 for a 7 p.m. tip-off.

Gameday Information
When: Thursday, February 27, 2014 | 7:00 p.m.
Where: Fort Wayne, Ind. | Gates Sports Center
Audio: IPFW Internet Radio; Mike Maahs play-by-play
Live Stats: IPFW Sidearm Live Stats
Live Video: IPFW Sidearm All-Access
Series History: IPFW leads 9-5
Last Meeting: Western Illinois won 68-65 | Macomb, Ill. | February 1, 2014

IPFW Mastodons (13-13, 6-6 SL)
Last Game: Won, 78-73 vs. IUPUI on February 22
Coach: Chris Paul | 8th Full Season, 9th Overall
Scoring Leader: Amanda Hyde | 21.7 ppg
Rebounding Leader: Amanda Hyde | 5.0 rpg
Assist Leader: Amanda Hyde | 4.1 apg

Western Illinois Leathernecks (14-13, 6-6 SL)
Last Game: Lost, 79-76 vs. South Dakota on February 22
Coach: JD Gravina | 3rd season
Scoring Leader: Ashley Luke | 20.1 ppg
Rebounding Leader: Ashley Luke | 10.5 rpg
Assist Leader: Rebecca Henricson | 5.3 apg

Scouting the Leathernecks
Western Illinois is coming off a 79-76 loss on Senior Day to South Dakota in a game that featured 18 lead changes and 14 ties. Ashley Luke surpassed the 30-point mark for the first time in her career, scoring 31 points on 12-of-24 shooting, also pulling down eight rebounds. Rebecca Henricson, the lone senior on the squad, totaled 10 points, four rebounds and three assists, going 2-of-4 from beyond the arc and 2-of-2 from the charity stripe.

Luke leads the Leatherneck squad averaging a double-double on the season with 20.1 points per game and 10.5 rebounds and has 17 double-doubles on the season. Rebecca Henricson is the Summit League's active career leader in assists with 384. She was also one of 29 student-athletes to be named to the watch list for the Nancy Lieberman Award which recognizes the top point guard in the nation.

All-Time Series
IPFW holds a 9-5 advantage in the all-time series with the Leathernecks, including winning a double-overtime thriller 106-101 in the first round of the Summit League tournament last season. The two teams have split the last six meetings with the Leathernecks taking the game in Macomb on February 1, 68-65. The 'Dons are 5-1 all-time against Western Illinois in the Gates Sports Center, with the lone loss coming back on February 23, 2008 in their first meeting in Fort Wayne, which was played at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum.

1/28/2008    Away    W, 69-57
2/23/2008    HOME    L, 61-71
1/26/2009    HOME    W, 55-51
2/21/2009    Away    W, 78-61
1/2/2010    HOME    W. 62-46
2/1/2010    Away    L, 55-58 ot
1/10/2011    HOME    W, 86-74
2/5/2011    Away    W, 73-54
1/7/2012    HOME    W, 73-54
2/6/2012    Away    L, 75-81
12/30/2012    HOME    W, 80-49
2/28/2013    Away    L, 54-73
3/10/2013    Neutral    W, 106-101 2ot
2/1/2014    Away    L, 65-68

Overall: 9-5 • League: 8-5
Home: 5-1 • Away: 3-4 • Neutral: 1-0

Four-Time Player Of The Week...
Amanda Hyde was named the Co-Player of the Week by The Summit League and the College Sports Madness Summit League Player of the Week for her performance Feb. 17-23.
    It is the fourth time Hyde has earned the honor by College Sports Madness, and the sixth career Summit League Player of the Week award and fourth this season, becoming just the 10th player in league history to amass at least four Player of the Week awards in a single season
    Hyde scored 36 points in the win over second place IUPUI on January 22. The senior guard was 9-of-14 (64 percent) from the field and 18-of-20 (90 percent) at the free throw line. Her 18 made free throws tied her career-high and her own Summit League record. She also grabbed three rebounds, dished out three assists with two steals and one blocked shot. Hyde's 36 points were the most scored on IUPUI by a player this season while IPFW's 78 points were also the most allowed by the Jaguars on the year.

Coach In the Making...
Amanda Hyde has been selected as one of 50 participants in the 12th annual Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) "So You Want To Be A Coach" program.
    Each member will participate in the three-day workshop held April 4-6 in conjunction with the WBCA National Convention in Nashville.
    The objectives of the "So" program are to increase the understanding and application of skills necessary to secure coaching positions in women's basketball, increase the understanding and awareness of competencies necessary for success in coaching, introduce female basketball players to coaches and administrators, raise awareness of the existing talent pool of female basketball players who have a passion and interest in coaching the game of women's basketball.
    Qualified candidates must have exhausted their final year of basketball eligibility at a four-year institution or have graduated within the past year. In addition, the candidate's head coach must be an active WBCA member and nominate them. Each participant is selected based on her academics, contributions to women's basketball on and off the court, professional resume and a written recommendation from her head coach.

Three-Point Streak...
The IPFW Mastodons have made a 3-point field goal in 461 straight contests, a stretch that ranks as the third longest active streak in NCAA Division I. Iowa State's streak is at the top of the list by making a 3-point field goal in 607 consecutive games. Sam Houston State is the only other team head of IPFW with 559 after Connecticut had their streak snapped vs. Notre Dame in the Big East Tournament last year at 505 games.
    Team    Streak
1.    Iowa State    607
Next: at Oklahoma State (2/26)    
2.    Sam Houston State    559
Next: at Central Arkansas (2/27)    
3.    IPFW    461
Next: vs. Western Illinois (2/27)   

On This Date...February 27 (4-5)
2012    at South Dakota    L 56-70
2010    at Oakland    L 68-82
1997    WISCONSIN-PARKSIDE    W 76-70
1993    LEWIS    W 73-59
1992    INDIANAPOLIS    W 94-76
1988    BELLARMINE    L 69-78
1986    at Lewis    L 77-89
1981    TRI-STATE    W 71-68
1977    vs Goshen    L 43-55

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