2017-18 Women's Basketball
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Left to Right: Guard Candace Rhodes (#3); guard Brianna Jones (#11) and forward Raven Brown (#22) in action during 2016-17 se
Women's Basketball - Mon, Feb. 20, 2017

WEST POINT, Ga. – Point University women's basketball (23-6; 16-6 AAC), coached by Tory Wooley, received the number three seed in the Appalachian Athletics Conference (AAC) Women's Basketball Championships and drew a first-round bye.


The Skyhawks' first game takes place in the quarterfinal round, Thursday, Feb. 23, at 5:15 p.m., against the winner of a Wednesday, Feb. 22 first-round game between number six seed Bryan College (14-14, 12-10 AAC) and number 11 seed Columbia College (3-23, 2-20 AAC).


The championships are hosted this season by the Kingsport Convention and Visitors Bureau at the Meadowview Conference Resort and Convention Center in Kingsport, Tenn.


Click this link to view the tournament bracket and bookmark the page.

Click this link to bookmark the page and watch the tournament games live online.  The cost to watch the tournament games live is: $7.99 per game and $19.99 for the women's tournament and $19.99 for the men's tournament.

Click the Live Stats link to navigate to the Dakstats Women's Tournament page. 

For directions to the Meadowview Conference Resort and Convention Center, please click here.


Wednesday's other three first-round games include match-ups between number eight seed Union College (16-13; 10-12 AAC) and number nine seed Allen University (13-17; 9-13 AAC) at 8:30 a.m.; number five seed Tennessee Wesleyan University (15-13; 13-9 AAC) vs. number 12 seed St. Andrews's University (5-22; 2-20 AAC) at 10:15 a.m.; number seven seed Truett-McConnell University (15-15; 11-11 AAC) vs. number 10 seed Montreat College (10-16; 7-15 AAC) at 1:45 p.m.


In the quarterfinals on Thursday, Feb. 23, the winner of Wednesday's Union-Allen game takes on number one seed Milligan College (22-8; 18-4 AAC) at 8:30 a.m., and the winner of the Tennessee Wesleyan-St. Andrews game plays against number four seed Bluefield College (18-11; 14-8 AAC) at 10:15 a.m.  The Truett-McConnell-Montreat winner meets number two seed Reinhardt University (26-4; 18-4 AAC), Thursday at 3:30 p.m., and Point takes on the Bryan-Columbia winner, at 5:15 p.m.


The Feb. 24 semifinal round brings together the winners of Thursday's 8:30 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. quarterfinal games, Friday at 2 p.m., and Thursday's 3:30 and 5:15 quarterfinal winners meet n Friday at 4 p.m.  The women's championship game is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 25, at 2 p.m.


POINT UNIVERSITY WOMEN'S BASKETBALL SEASON RECAP:  Point recorded 23 wins for the second consecutive season and placed third in the AAC regular standings with a 16-6 record.  The Skyhawks defeated all 11 of its conference opponents at least once during the season and recorded a four-game winning streak at the start of the season, a four-game win streak a three-game win streak midway through the season, and a seven-game winning streak going into their last home game, Feb. 11, which Point lost by four points to number one seed Milligan.  Point won 9 of its last 10 in conference play.


During the late-season streak, Point defeated Milligan on the road and nationally-ranked Reinhardt, fourth-place Tennessee Wesleyan, and Bryan College, all of which had defeated Point earlier in the season, at home.  The Skyhawks lost five conference games by five points or fewer.


Guard Candace Rhodes (JR/Stone Mountain, GA) averaged a team-best 14.2 points and also led with 53 three-pointers and 59 steals and passed 40 assists, and forward Raven Brown (JR/Marietta, GA) averaged 10.0 points and a team-best 6.7 rebounds.  Guard Brianna Jones (JR/Charlotte, NC) averaged 8.4 points, 3.4 rebounds and dished out a team-best 99 assists, and guard Deja Smith (JR/Baton Rouge, LA) averaged 8.0 points with 49 three-pointers and 55 assists.  Forward Courtney White (JR/Gulfport, MS) averaged 6.8 points and 6.1 rebounds, and guard Alexia Manning (JR/Columbus, GA) averaged 9.4 points with 29 three-pointers, 44 assists and 43 steals.


BRYAN COLLEGE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL SEASON RECAP:  Coached by Jason Smith, Bryan College won 10 of its last 16 games after starting the season with a 4-8 record and finished 14-14. The Lions own the biggest winning margin of the season against Point after a 65-37 home win, Jan. 3.  Point avenged the loss later on its home court, 75-67.  Bryan lost five conference games by eight or fewer points.


Sophomore guard Amber Levi led Bryan in scoring, three-pointers and blocked shots, averaging 16.7 points with 67 three-pointers and 11 blocked shots, and senior center Megan Billingsby averaged 11.9 points and a team-best 8.3 rebounds and blocked 10 shots.  Senior forward Erisha Talley averaged 8.3 points and 4.9 rebounds, and sophomore guard Kaylee Smith averaged 8.2 points with 27 three-pointers. points and 3.6 rebounds.


COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY WOMEN'S BASKETBALL SEASON RECAP:  Coached by Victoria Gaithers, Columbia posted records of 3-23 overall and 2-20 in conference games, including two losses to Point University.  The Koalas' conference wins came against St. Andrews and Allen.  Columbia compiled two 8-game losing streaks while winning just two of its last 18 games this season.


Sophomore guard Amber Sherrill led the Koalas in scoring, three-pointers and steals, averaging 13 points and 4.2 rebounds with 46 three-pointers and 38 steals, and senior guard Briana Johnson averaged 12.8 points and 3.8 rebounds with 10 three-pointers, a team-high 40 assists and 23 steals.  Freshman guard Victoria Williams averaged 7.3 points with 20 three-pointers and 23 steals, and freshman center Morgan Varn averaged 6.5 points and a team-best 6.2 rebounds with 21 blocked shots.