March 2, 2010

McDaniel opens NCAA play on Friday

Green Terror makes fifth tournament appearance, plays first and second rounds at Christopher Newport

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WESTMINSTER, Md. - McDaniel will travel to Newport News, Va., for the 2010 NCAA Division III women's basketball first and second rounds, beginning on Friday.

Playing at the Freeman Center on the campus of Christopher Newport, the Green Terror (20-6) will play Roanoke (23-3) in the first round on Friday at 5:30 p.m. The host Captains (28-0) face Washington and Lee (18-9) in the nightcap at 7:30 p.m.

The winners will meet in Saturday's second round. Game time is 7 p.m.

Admission is $8 for reserved seating, $6 for general admission and $3 for students, senior citizens and children.

McDaniel is making its fifth NCAA tournament appearance after winning its fourth Centennial Conference (CC) championship on Sunday. The Green Terror defeated Muhlenberg 72-58 in the title game for its 20th win of the season - the seventh time the team has reached 20 wins since 2001 but first since going 23-4 in 2006-07, when McDaniel earned the program's only at-large bid to the NCAA tournament.

Roanoke earned an at-large bid to the tournament after falling to Virginia Wesleyan in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) semifinals on Saturday.

Christopher Newport is one of two undefeated teams in Division III women's basketball and enters the tournament after winning the USA South championship with an 82-70 win over Ferrum.

Washington and Lee enters the tournament after winning the ODAC championship over Virginia Wesleyan, 64-56.

Ali Moreland (Davidsonville, Md./South River) leads the team in scoring (14.5 ppg) and steals (63) while ranking second in assists (77) and field-goal percentage (.448). She is also fourth in rebounding (4.5 rpg).

Katelyn Fischer (Reisterstown, Md./Seton Keough) ranks second on the team in scoring (10.5 ppg) and 3-pointers (34) while leading the team in assists (86) and field-goal percentage (.479).

Ashley Lyles (Laurel, Md./St. Vincent Pallotti) ranks third on the team in scoring (10.4 ppg), leading the team in both rebounding (6.4 rpg) and blocked shots (52).

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