CHARLESTON, S.C. - Charleston Southern women's basketball is back in action on Wednesday night inside the Buc Dome as the Buccaneers host Wofford in a non-conference matchup with tipoff set for 7 p.m.
The Buccaneers enter the contest with a 1-2 overall record on the young 2013-14 season, recording their first win of the season at home last Tuesday against visiting Southern Wesleyan, before falling on the road this past weekend to Savannah State.
Charleston Southern has been paced by the play of freshman forward Tatum Jarvis over the past two games as the Winston-Salem, N.C., native averaged 13.5 points per game, connecting on 55.0 percent of her shots from the floor in leading CSU to a 1-1 record on the week. She also connected on 50.0 percent of her three-point attempts, while averaging four rebounds, one block and one steal per game as well.
Tuesday's action against Southern Wesleyan featured a balanced CSU scoring attack as 13 different Bucs found the bottom of the net in the CSU 85-55 win over the visiting Warriors. Jarvis connected on four of CSU's 10 three-pointers in the contest, while guards DJ Fowler, Erin Bratcher and forward Alise Karlsone were all in double-digits for Charleston Southern in the matchup. Fowler in particular filled the statistics sheet on the night, finishing with 13 points, seven steals, six rebounds and five assists in the game.
In Saturday's contest against Savannah State inside Tiger Arena, Charleston Southern struggled to control the ball coughing up the 28 turnovers in the game, leading to 21 SSU points in the 75-47 Buccaneers loss. Jarvis again led the Buccaneers in scoring in the contest with 11 points in the game, while Fowler and Alyssa Mann both had nine in the contest for CSU.
Jarvis leads the Buccaneers with 10.0 points per game on the season to pace the Buccaneers offense, while Mann and Bratcher are both averaging 8.7 points per game early in the season. Fowler and Mann lead the team with seven assists apiece on the season. On the boards, Anicia Doston has been lights out for CSU averaging 7.5 rebounds per game, while Fowler currently leads the Big South Conference with four steals per game.
Wednesday night's game features the first time the Buccaneers have taken on Wofford since the 2006-07 season when the Terriers topped CSU inside Benjamin Johnson Arena, 86-60. Wofford used a 40-26 halftime lead in the contest and clutch free throw shooting in the second half to hold off the Buccaneers in the game in recording the win.
CSU holds the 4-3 all-time advantage over the Terriers, but the Wofford team that enters the contest tomorrow night threatens to even the series, sporting a 1-1 record on the season following their 67-55 victory over UNC Asheville.
Against the Bulldogs, Lauren Kirby scored a career-high 19 points and the Wofford women's basketball team had three players in double figures to earn its first win of the 2013-14 season. Kirby completed the night 7-of-11 from the field and was perfect on her four free throw attempts. The junior forward added six rebounds and a career-high three steals, scoring 14 of her 19 points in the second half. Logan Morris (16 points, eight rebounds) and Chanel Stokes (13 points, two steals) were also in double-digits in the scoring column in the game for the Terriers, as Wofford bounced back from their opening night defeat to Clemson.
Morris and Kirby currently lead Wofford in the scoring column on the season, averaging 11.5 points per game apiece, while Stokes and Ashton Fleming are close behind at nine points per game. Morris is the team's leading rebounder at 7.0 rebounds per game, and also leads the team with two assists per game.
Tipoff for the game is set for 7 p.m., with the contest being streamed live on the Big South Network.