Monday, January 5, 2009

Duhart update

In the time it took to play the JSU women's game, it was learned 6-foot sophomore center Cierra Duhart would not be returning to the Gamecocks in the second semester.

It is believed she will transfer to a smaller school closer to her Hawkinsville, Ga., home in order to facilitate her personal situation. Duhart told coach Becky Geyer of her decision Monday.

"The tough part about that is ... you lose that scoring you had expected to have and now other people have to pick it up," Geyer said. "It's been a huge adjustment for us, there's no doubt about it.

"But as we told our kids, we're all here now, this is the group here now, we don't need to say where we're at. We've just got to continue to get better and if we continue to get better, we're going to win some ballgames."

The Gamecocks also haven't had freshman guard Chase Ogden since the Tennessee Tech game. Without further comment, Geyer said Ogden was "not currently" on the team.

Ogden's career got off to a rough start. She took a shot in the nose and had to wear a faceguard early on. He played 13 minutes in three games, scoring two points, collecting three steals and dealing an assist.

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