Sunday, November 2, 2008

Women's basketball has Miles to go

JACKSONVILLE -- The Jacksonville State women’s basketball team hits the floor against outside competition for the first time Monday night when it plays Division II Miles College in an exhibition at Pete Mathews Coliseum. Tip-off is 7 p.m.

The Gamecocks were picked fifth in the preseason Ohio Valley Conference coaches poll. They return 11 players and five starters from last year’s 11-19 team, led by preseason all-conference pick Jolie Efezokhae. She averaged 12.6 points and 6.6 rebounds a game last season.

Miles was 17-11 last year, one of the most improved teams in Division II, and was tied for sixth in the SIAC preseason poll. The Lady Bears have three starters among their 10 returning letter winners -- preseason All-SIAC guard Cyntonia Jones (17.4, 3.5); second-team twin sister Cyntauria Jones (9.2, 5.4) and Ashley Orphey (7.6, 3.4).

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