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Women's Basketball Hosts Oakland On Tuesday Night
Courtesy: Canisius College Athletics  
Release: 11/19/2012
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Game No. 4
Canisius College (1-2) vs. Oakland University (2-1)
Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012 — 5:30 p.m.
Koessler Athletic Center
Live Video: GoGriffs.com/MAAC.TV
Live Audio: GoGriffs.com
     Mike Scott (p-x-p)
     Garrett Layton (color)
     Kyle Ferrara (sideline)

QUICK HITTERS

  • The Canisius women’s basketball team plays its third home game of the 2012-13 season, hosting Oakland University in the Koessler Athletic Center on Tuesday night.
  • Canisius is playing Oakland for the first time in program history.
  • Tuesday's game will be the opening contest of a doubleheader with the Golden Griffin men's team as Canisius plays the University at Buffalo at 8 p.m.
  • Junior Jamie Ruttle was named to the preseason All-MAAC First Team on Nov. 1, the first Golden Griffin junior since Becky Zak in 2004-05 to receive the honor. 
  • Ruttle has scored 18 points in each of the last two games, scoring at least 18 points in consecutive games for the first time in her career.
  • Canisius was picked to fourth in the MAAC preseason coaches poll, its highest projection since being picked third prior to the start of the 2008-09 season.
  • Ruttle, along with senior Ashley Durham and sophomore Kayla Hoohuli were named to the All-Big Four Teams on Oct. 25. Ruttle received First-Team honors while Durham and Hoohuli earned Second-Team honors.
  • Senior Allison Braun will serve as a team captain for the second consecutive season and will be joined by juniors Jen Morabito and Courtney VandeBovenkamp as captains for the 2012-13 campaign.
  • Canisius leads the MAAC with a 13.3 turnovers per game average and also has a league-best 1.3 assist-turnover ratio. 

 

SCOUTING THE GRIFFS

  • A second-year captain, senior Allison Braun is shooting 50 percent from the floor in her last 18 appearances. She had six rebounds in 24 minutes against Bucknell on Saturday, and has a steal in 16 of her last 21 games. 
  • Junior Jamie Ruttle has started 56 straight games. Ruttle is shooting 55 percent on two-point shots in the last 25 games and 42.5 percent on 3-pointers in the last 15 games. The 6-foot-3 forward currently leads the team and ranks seventh in the MAAC at 14.0 points per game.
  • Senior Ashley Wilkes had her first double-double with 12 points and 13 rebounds against Buffalo in the season opener. She is averaging 9.9 points and shooting 51.9 percent from the floor in 15 career home games.
  • Senior Ashley Durham has a 3-1 assist-turnover ratio through three games this season. Durham ranked second in the MAAC with a 4.2 assists per game average. Durham ranked seventh in the country in free-throw percentage, setting the program’s single-season record at 89.1 percent. 
  • Junior Jen Morabito ranked 19th in the country as a sophomore with a 38.5 3-point field goal percentage and led the MAAC at 2.2 3-point field goals made per game in 2011-12. Morabito has made a 3-pointer in 53 career games, including 16 straight contests.
  • Junior Jen Lennox matched her career high with four blocks in the season opener and has 14 blocks in her last 16 games. Lennox has made 62 career appearances, including 16 starts.
  • Sophomore Kayla Hoohuli, a 2012 MAAC All-Rookie Team selection, shot 40.4 percent on 3-pointers in MAAC play, ranking fifth in the conference. She became the fourth player in program history to make 50 3-pointers in her freshman season and drew a team-high 13 charges last season.
  • Sophomore Brooke Angelos started the final three games last season, playing at least 21 minutes in each of the last five games of her freshman year. Angelos averaged 6.0 assists per 40 minutes and had a career-high seven assists in the regular-season finale against Siena.
  • Junior Courtney VandeBovenkamp will miss the 2012-13 season with a knee injury suffered at the end of October.

OAKLAND SCOUT

  • Oakland comes to Western New York with a 2-1 record. The Golden Grizzlies opened the season with home wins over George Mason (62-58) and American (70-60) before falling in the final seconds to Buffalo (61-59) on Friday.
  • Oakland was picked third in the preseason poll for the Summit League after going 11-17 during the 2011-12 season.
  • Summit League Preseason Player of the Year Bethany Watterworth has missed the first three games of the season with an undisclosed injury and there is no timetable for her return.
  • Freshman guard Annemarie Hamlet leads the team in scoring at 17.0 points per game while freshman Olivia Nash is averaging a double-double at 11.7 points and 13.3 rebounds per game. 
  • The Golden Grizzlies are shooting 41.5 percent through three games and holding their opponents to 33.7 percent. Oakland is averaging 17.0 turnovers per game and has a 28.2 offensive rebounding percentage and 72.7 defensive rebounding percentage in the early going.
  • Beckie Francis is in her 13th season as head coach of Oakland and has a 218-142 record with the Golden Grizzlies. She is the career wins leader among active coaches in the Summit League.

CANISIUS VS. THE SUMMIT LEAGUE

  • Canisius is playing Oakland for the first time in program history.
  • Oakland is the second team that Canisius has played from the Summit League. The Griffs played Kansas City, also known as UMKC, on Dec. 21, 1999, in a 73-49 loss in the consolation game of the 1999 St. Mary’s Christmas Classic in Moraga, Calif. 

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