Camels (16-6) Will Make First NESCAC Championship Tournament Appearance at Tufts Saturday
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Women's Basketball Post-Season Notebook
On the heels of their best season in recent history, the seventh seeded Connecticut College women's basketball team will visit #2 Tufts University Saturday afternoon for a 2:00 p.m. NESCAC Championship Quarterfinal contest.
The 2012 NESCAC Championship Field
Saturday, Feb. 18
No. 8 Trinity at No. 1 Amherst - 2:00 p.m.
No. 7 Camels at No. 2 Tufts - 2:00 p.m.
No. 6 Wesleyan at No. 3 Bowdoin - 3:00 p.m.
No. 5 Williams at No. 4 Colby - 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 25
Semifinals at Highest Remaining Seed
Sunday, Feb. 26
Meet the Coach
Brian Wilson, the former associate head coach at the College of the Holy Cross, enters his third season as the head women's basketball coach at Connecticut College. Wilson, a 2000 graduate of the University of Virginia, spent the previous six seasons with the Crusader program in the Patriot League, handling the critical role of recruiting coordinator for five years. Wilson has directed the Camels to their first post-season berth since the New England Small College Athletic Conference moved to its current championship format in 2001.
#14 Tara Gabelman
Sophomore Tara Gabelman (Irvington, N.Y.) is enjoying a breakout season in the low post for the Camels. Gabelman leads the NESCAC in pulling down 9.6 rebounds per game to rank second in the NESCAC and is second in scoring with 15.2 points per game. Gabelman has notched 10 double-doubles to lead the league, is fourth in field goal percentage (49%) and ranks eighth in free throw percentage (78%) blocked shots with 1.05 rejections per game.
#10 Jenn Shinall
Jenn Shinall has enjoyed a stellar senior season in the Camel backcourt. Back on Feb. 11, Shinall became just the seventh Camel women's basketball player to eclipse 1200 points with her 14 point effort at Bowdoin. Shinall has netted 1214 points and would need 35 points to pass Lynne Quintal hill and move into sixth place. In the NESCAC, Shinall ranks among the top five in four statistical categories. Shinall leads the league in three-point makes (2.68 triples per game), is third in scoring (13.9 ppg.), fifth in three-point field goal percentage (40%) and fifth in steals with 2.45 thefts per game.
Rookie point-guard Carlee Smith (Willimantic, Conn.) is dishing out 4.9 assists per game to rank second in the NESCAC but an even more impressive stat for the rookie point guard is assist/turnover ratio, where Smith is ranked third in the league with 1.81 assists per miscue…Jeanna Dunleavy (Chatham, N.J.) is averaging 5.6 points and 4.3 rebounds per game and is shooting an 84% clip on the foul line to rank third in the league…Caitlin Cimino (Falmouth, Maine) is averaging 5.3 points and 3.2 rebounds a game for the Camels…Kacie Quick (Winchester, Mass.) has buried 14 three-point field goals and a leader for the program as the lone captain of the squad…Connecticut College has out-rebounded the opposition by 6.5 boards per game is averaging 63.1 points per game while surrendering 55.4 points per outing.
February 17, 2012