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The Rolla Daily News - Rolla, MO
  • Lady Miners snowed out Saturday

  • To play in St. Charles at 5:30 p.m. Monday
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  • Backed up a couple days by weather, the Missouri S&T women's basketball team looks to bounce back from its 76-59 loss at sixth-ranked Drury last week when it takes the court Monday at Lindenwood.
    Tip-off is now scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Monday at the Hyland Arena in St. Charles, Mo. The game had been slated for Saturday, but due to the snowstorm that hit the state the event was postponed.
    S&T looks to avoid losing back-to-back games for the first time this season. The Lady Miners are 4-3 oveall.
    Lindenwood enters Monday's contest with a 6-2 record. Monday marks the end of a six-game homestand for the Lady Lions. Over the last five games Lindenwood is averaging 82.6 points per game while allowing just 64.6 per outing.
    Monday's game marks the 10th meeting all-time between the Lady Miners and Lindenwood with S&T having won eight of the first nine. Last season the Lady Miners defeated the Lady Lions 70-47 on Dec. 19 in Rolla. This will be just the second meeting all-time in St. Charles. The first meeting took place on Dec. 4, 1982 and was won by S&T 72-53. That contest was also the first meeting in the series.
    This will be the next to last game for the Lady Miners before the Christmas break. S&T closes out the first half of its schedule Saturday traveling to Arkadelphia, Ark., to take on Henderson State at 2 p.m.
    The Lady Miners struggled on the defensive end Dec. 5 in a 76-59 loss at sixth-ranked Drury, allowing the Lady Panthers to score 76 points, 46 of which came in the second half. Drury shot 56 percent in the second half of that contest after shooting just 21 percent in the opening frame. The difference was at the foul line where the Lady Panthers shot 87 percent (20-for-23) while S&T was 10-of-15 (67 percent).
    The Lady Lions have four players averaging double figures in scoring led by 5-9 senior guard Marissa Lehnig with 13.1 ppg. Caroline Bourlioux, a 6-0 senior forward, is averaging 12.4 a game while 5-10 freshman guard Kassidy Gengenbacher and 5-9 junior guard Morgan Johnson are averaging 11.6 and 11.0 per game respectively. Bourlioux leads the team in rebounding with 6.0 per game while Johnson is second with 5.6 per contest.
    Mia Wesley, a 5-9 junior guard, leads S&T in scoring with a 19.0 average as well as 4.2 rebounds while 5-9 senior guard Toni Knar averages 12.7 points; 5-11 senior forward Karli Sample 9.2 points and 6.0 rebounds; 6-2 senior forward Kylie Cooper 9.0 points and 6.9 rebounds; 5-6 senior guard Senait McLeod 8.9 points, and 5-9 junior forward Jaaron Kassanavoid 7.1 points and 4.0 rebounds.

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