NC Central women’s hoops takes on Presbyterian Wednesday morning

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Courtesy of North Carolina Central Athletics

DURHAM, N.C. – The North Carolina Central University women’s basketball team will play its only game with a morning start time this season when the Eagles visit Presbyterian College for a non-conference clash that is scheduled to tipoff on Wednesday at 11 a.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 29 at 11 a.m.
NC Central at Presbyterian
Clinton, S.C. (Ross E. Templeton PE Center)
The Eagles had a three-game win streak snapped with a 93-45 road loss at Duke University on Sunday. NC Central (3-3) is 3-0 at home, but 0-3 on the road.
Junior forward Morgan Callahan has been a consistent force for the Eagles in the paint. In NCCU’s last three games, Callahan has scored 15, 15 and 16 points and she is averaging 10.4 points and a team-high 8.2 rebounds per game on the season.
Senior Kimeira Burks and freshman Kyla Bryant are NCCU’s top two scorers with averages of 15.3 and 12.0 points per game, respectively. Burks is averaging over three made 3-pointers per game, but was held without a trey for the first time by the Blue Devils. Bryant paces the maroon and gray with 2.7 steals per game.
NCCU will be playing Presbyterian for the first time in six years. The Blue Hose won the last contest, 69-60, on Dec. 17, 2017, to increase their all-time series lead against the Eagles to 6-3.
The Blue Hose have won four of their last five games, including a 65-59 triumph over Morehead State on Saturday. Presbyterian (4-3) – picked second in the Big South Conference Preseason Poll – is 3-1 in the Templeton Center.
Sixth-year center Bryanna Brady leads PC in scoring for a second straight season, averaging 13 points per game. Brady, who also contributes 4.1 rebounds per contest, also tops the Blue Hose with 0.9 blocks per game.
Sophomore guard Tilda Sjökvist is the reigning BSC Player of the Week. Sjökvist, who is second on the team with 11.4 points per game, has scored made multiple 3-pointers on the way to scoring in double digits in each of PC’s last four contests. Sjökvist also leads the team with an average of 2.9 assists per game.
Brady an Sjökvist were both voted to the preseason All-Big South team.

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