Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Caroline Williams Named SEC Player of the Week

First off, I want to apologize to all you Dore fans for the rather long hiatus from Women's Basketball coverage. A pesky thing called a job has kept me from providing the kind of coverage that the women's team certainly deserves. I apologize and will try to do a better job in the future.

In any case, the Lady Dores continue to dominate as they bolstered their record to 23-4, including 9-3 in the SEC, with a absolute throttling of South Carolina 83-65. The gold star goes out to Caroline Williams, who was named SEC Player of the Week after a 26 point performance. She was 6-8 from behind the arc, and led the way as the Commodores shot 60.9 percent from behind the arc. Perhaps most impressive about this ladies' team is that they have not tied or trailed in a game since Feb. 1 when they played Kentucky. Right now the ladies stand at #12, but their last two regular season games will be extreme challenges as they face LSU tomorrow night at Memorial and then travel to Tennessee for the final game of the year.

Vanderbilt is 7th in the nation in PPG with as they average 78.5. They trail only Mississippi in the SEC, who has a .4 edge on the Lady Dores. They are absolutely lights out from behind the arc, shooting 43.4% to lead the entire nation. The point is, as Bobby pointed out, these girls will be a force in the tourney. Currently seeded at 5 in bracketology, I think it's reasonable to believe that they can get even higher, especially if they can knock of either Tennessee or LSU.

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