ITTA BENA, Miss. – The Mississippi Valley State University women’s basketball program will host Bethune-Cookman Saturday afternoon for the first time in the two program’s histories, and it will be the first SWAC road game for the Wildcats.
What You Need to Know
- Time and Date: Saturday, January 15 (2 p.m.)
- Video: https://youtu.be/2eoPT06TQPU
- Audio: http://www.gwoodlive.com/ (Lee Hall & Joshua Davis)
- Tickets: https://www.impacttickets.com/
- Records: Mississippi Valley State (1-11, 0-4 SWAC) | Bethune-Cookman (2-11, 0-3 SWAC)
- Location: Itta Bena, Mississippi – R.W. Harrison HPER Complex
- Series History: Series Tied 0-0
- Last Meeting: First Meeting
- Winning Streak: N/A
Mississippi Valley State Overview
Women’s basketball is a turnover forcing machine, averaging 22.08 caused a night to rank 16th in the country to go along with a top-50 placement for steals per game (10.2).
Ronni Williams never leaves the floor as she’s top-25 nationally in minutes per game (36:16) as well as a top-50 showing for steals per game (2.58).
Zakiya Mahoney has established herself as the go-to scorer for Coach Walker-Johnson, slotting in seventh leaguewide at 14 points a contest.
Sarah Moore has emerged as a rebound magnet with an increase in playing time, perched at fourth in the Southwestern Athletic Conference with an average of 8.7 boards.
Scouting The Opponent: Bethune-Cookman Wildcats
B-CU comes into the contest having yet to defeat a division one adversary in 2021-22, its two victories coming against NAIA foes Edward Waters and Warner.
Valley will have its three-point prowess put to the test against the ladies from Daytona Beach as the Wildcats rank second in the league with a 27.5% three-point defense.
Kayla Clark is the rebounder of the group, corralling a top-five SWAC average of 7.9 boards per contest while putting 7.2 points on the board nightly.
Morgan Beacham is the only player in Maroon and Gold to average in the double-figures scoring-wise, registering 10.5 points plus 16 steals on the defensive side.
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