Lady Tigerettes look to reach .500 on the season against Fort Valley State


After struggling through the non-conference portion of the 2012-2013 regular season schedule, the Tuskegee University Lady Tigerettes will look to reach a .500 record overall in Thursday night’s game against Fort Valley State University. The TU Women (5-6 overall; 2-0 in SIAC) are gunning for their third consecutive victory after pulling off a pair of road wins in neighboring Georgia against Paine College (51-50 on Jan. 3) and Albany State (62-53 on Jan. 7).

The wins follow an unfortunate close to the 2012 calendar year, with consecutive losses to Georgia College and State University (65-51 on Dec. 30th) and North Carolina-Pembroke (68-59 on New Year’s Eve) with both games being played in Milledgeville.

The TU women did open up the home schedule with a victory over Delta State University (65-61 on Dec. 17th) in order to avenge an earlier 72-53 loss to the Lady Statesmen in a game played Nov. 20th in Mississippi. The other victories for coach Belinda Roby’s team came against Langston University of Oklahoma in a 76-62 win on Thanksgiving morning in the Xavier (New Orleans) University Classic, and a season opening 72-56 win against North Alabama played Nov. 10 in Huntsville.

Amelia Dorton has looked especially impressive for TU in recent wins, with 23 points in the victory over Paine and 15 points in the victory over ASU. Marie McAbee pulled down double-digit rebound against Paine, with 15 boards during the game in Augusta, and contributed eight points and four rebounds in the win over the Lady Rams.

Tip-off of the game against Fort Valley Thursday night will begin at 5:30 p.m., with a special back-to-school dance to take place in Logan Hall at the conclusion of the men’s game. Entry to the dance is $5.

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