Archived Story

Montevallo women’s basketball opens exhibition schedule at Alabama A&M

Published 11:40am Monday, October 29, 2012

FROM STAFF REPORTS

MONTEVALLO – The University of Montevallo women’s basketball team opens its exhibition schedule Oct. 31 on the road at NCAA Division I opponent Alabama A&M University in Huntsville, Ala.

Tip-off at the T.M. Elmore Gymnasium is set for 6 p.m.

Following the exhibition game against Alabama A&M, the Falcons will travel to Samford University for their second exhibition game Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. at the Pete Hanna Center.

The Falcons are coming off a fifth?place finish in the Peach Belt Conference West Division. First?year head coach Cindy Hilbrich guided Montevallo to an 11?16 overall record, including a 6?11 mark in the Peach Belt Conference. The Falcons fell to USC Aiken 63?55 in the first round of the Peach Belt Conference Tournament last season.

Montevallo returns three starters from last season’s squad.

Sophomore Taylor Beverly leads the group of returnees after pacing the Falcons with an average of 10.6 points per game last season. The 5?foot?10 forward also registered 5.4 rebounds per game and shot 47 percent from the floor a year ago.

Senior Trena Moore?Smith returns at point guard after handing out 74 assists last season. The 5?foot?6 guard also averaged 4.8 points and 2.6 rebounds per game. Senior forward Alex Strickland rounds out the group of returning starters. Strickland averaged 3.2 points and 3.3 rebounds per game a year ago.

Senior guard Zena Nasiloski is the lead reserve player returning. Nasiloski, who started 12 contests a year ago, finished with an average of 5.9 points and 6.8 rebounds per game last season.

The Falcons will open the regular season Nov. 10 on the road at Wingate University in Wingate, N.C.

Montevallo hosts its first home game of the season Nov. 14 against UAH. Tip-off at BankTrust Arena is set for 5:30 p.m.


Editor's Picks

Meet two special girls

Hickup is a friendly grey/white 1-year-old fancy shorthair feline. She likes to lay in your lap and would love nothing more than to curl up ... Read more

Meet Fuzz and Bosh

Shelby Humane Society would gladly like to introduce you to Fuzz and Bosh! Read more

Two special fur-buddies: Judy and Jimbo

Judy is a 2-year old-male domestic shorthair mix. This brown/black tabby feline loves to cuddle. She’s definitely a lap-kitty and purrs whenever she’s in your ... Read more

Meet Tiddley and Capt. America

Did you know that November is National “Adopt-A-Senior-Pet Month?” Shelby Humane has many wonderful senior pets available for adoption, and Tiddley and Capt. America are ... Read more