A-State Women's Basketball Notes (vs. SEMO)
Game 4: Southeast Missouri (1-2) at Arkansas State (0-3)
November 19, 2012 l Convocation Center
Jonesboro, Ark. | 7:05 p.m. (CT)
Radio: EAB Sports Radio Network (95.3 The Ticket-FM, 970 KNEA-AM) – Brad Bobo (Play-By-Play)
Series: 4-4, Tied
Series (In Jonesboro): 3-1, ASU
Current Streak: SEMO, 1 Win
Last Meeting: Nov. 29, 2011
Boyer Record vs SEMO: 1-1
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• This season will mark the 39th for women’s basketball at Arkansas State.
• Q McDowell has started in 78 straight games.
• A-State has knocked down a 3-pointer in 92 straight
• Sophomore Hanna Qedan knocked down a career-high three, 3-pointers against Wichita St.
and also poured in a career-high nine points.
• Depsite being just 150 miles apart, this will just the ninth meeting all-time between A-State
• Jane Morrill scored 10 points in the first half in ASU’s season opener against Toledo. She has
reached double-figures in the first half four times in her career, with a high of 17 first half
points against Missouri State last season.
• ASU failed to score at least 50 points in a season-opening game for just the third time in the
Brian Boyer era against Toledo.
• Brian Boyer is 100-92 all-time against non-conference opponents.
• ASU opened the 2012-13 season with nine newcomers on the roster, the most during the
Brian Boyer era.
• Junior Jane Morrill was voted a second-team SBC All-Conference selection after leading ASU
in both scoring and rebounding last season.
• The Red Wolves return four of five starters from last season, inlcuding Ashley Olvera,
Quinishia McDowell, Andi Watson and Jane Morrill.
• Jane Morrill was the first A-State player to lead the team in both scoring and rebounding
since Adrianne Davie did it in 2006-07.
• ASU finished with an overall record under .500 for just the fourth time in Brian Boyer’s 13
seaons at ASU.
• ASU outscored its opponents 954-914 at the Convocation Center last season on its way to a 9-
6 record on its home court.
• Brian Boyer begins his 14th season as the head coach of the ASU women’s basketball team.
He is the only coach in ASU history (men’s or women’s) to win 200 games and is the school’s
all-time winningest basketball coach.
• Junior forward Jane Morrill was selected as a first-team All-Sun Belt Conference selection by
College Sports Maddness.
• Seven of ASU’s 15 players are from the state of Arkansas. The list includes Hanna Qedan, Andi
Watson, Jessica Flanery, Sandy Jackson, Xena King, Lindsey Killough and Brittney Gill.
• Sonja Tate joined the ASU coaching staff over the summer, returning to ASU where she played
from 1990-93. She still holds records in six statistical categories at ASU.
• ASU and the Redhawks have met on eight previous occasions with the series being tied at 4-4
• SEMO defeated ASU 56-52 in a meeting at SEMO last season. It was the first meeting between
the two schools since the 1999-2000 season.
• Despite being just 150 miles apart, this will be just the ninth matchup between the two schools.
• Brian Boyer is 1-1 all-time against the Redhawks. He picked up he one and only win against the
school during his first season (1999-2000) as head coach of A-State.
• This will be the Redhawks fifth trip to Jonesboro in their history, with the Red Wolves holding a
3-1 edge all-time in Jonesboro.
SCOUTING THE REDHAWKS
• The Redhawks come into the game with a 1-2 record, having defeated Wright State 78-66 in
their home opener.
• SEMO finished the 2011-12 season with a 7-22 record and finished 10th in the Ohio Valley
Conference with a 4-10 record.
• Ty Margenthaler is in his second season at SEMO after spending five previous seasons as an
assistant coach Wisconsin.
• SEMO returns three starters, inlcuding Brittany Harriel who averaged 10.1 points per game last
season and is the team’s leading rebounds this season.
QEDAN’S CAREER NIGHT
• Redshirt sophomore Hanna Qedan knocked down a career-high three, 3-pointers against
• She also scored a career-high nine points against Wichita State.
• Qedan hit her first three shots from beyond the arc before finally missing one late in the game
against the Shockers.
GETTING BENCH PRODUCTION
• The ASU bench has scored in double-digits in each of the Red Wolves three games so far this
• The bench had a season-high 29 points against UT-Martin and ASU has outscored its opponents
64-46 in bench points this season.
• Carlisha Wyatt has been the leading option off the bench, averaging 11.3 points per game.
HUNTING THE WIN
• This is the first time in the Brian Boyer era that A-State has not registered a win in its first three
• Despite a slow start, ASU has shot 37 percent from the field through its first three games and
has averaged 34 rebounds a night.
POUNDING THE PAINT
• Over 57 percent of ASU’s points have come from in the paint this season. Of ASU’s 147 points,
84 of them have been scored in the painted area.
• Junior Carlisha Wyatt had a breakout performance against UT-Martin on Nov. 12. The junior
college transfer from Angelina Community College scored 19 points and went 9-of-11 from the
field against the Skyhawks. She hit her first nine shots and had 10 points at halftime.
STREAKING BEYOND THE ARC
• ASU has knocked down a 3-pointer in 93 straight games.
• The streak has come to close to ending in ASU’s first two regular season games. Jessica Flanery
kept the streak alive with a ‘3’ against Toledo with just six seconds left in the game and Jane
Morrill knocked down ASU’s first ‘3’ of the game against UT-Martin with just 28 seconds left in
• Flanery’s ‘3’ against Toledo was the first field goal of her career.
• The last time A-State did not make a ‘3’ was on Nov. 20, 2011 against Virginia Commonwealth
when the Red Wolves went 0-11 from behind the 3-point line.
30 MINUTES OR LESS
• Jane Morrill is the only ASU player to play in at least 30 minutes through A-State’s first three
FIRST TIME FOR EVERYTHING
• Redshirt Sophomore guard Hanna Qedan made the first start of her career in ASU’s season
opener against Toledo. In her previous 19 games she had come off the bench.
• Qedan also recorded a career-high six rebounds against Toledo.
RIGHT ON Q
• Q McDowell has started in 78 straight games.
• Her last non-start was on Dec. 30, 2009 against Denver.
SPREADING THE WEALTH
• Ashley Olvera has a 17 game active assist streak dating back to the 2011-12 season.
• She had a career-high 10 assists against UT-Martin last season.
• Olvera recorded an assist in all but one of A-State’s 30 games last season.
• Junior forward Jane Morrill was named to the College Sports Madness Preseason First-Team
All Sun Belt Conference team.
• Jane Morrill was named a a second-team All-SBC Preseason selections by the league’s 11 head
SUCCESS AT THE CHARITY STRIPE
• ASU shot over 60 percent from the free throw line 27 times during the 2011-12 season.
• The three games ASU did not shoot at least 60 percent resulted in losses.
STREAK COMES TO AN END
• Q McDowell was held scoreless for the first time in her career against Toledo. In her previous
93 games she scored at least one point.
STARTERS LEAD THE WAY
• ASU had at least two or more starters score in double-figures 23 times last season.
MORRILL CONSISTENTLY CONSISTENT
• Jane Morrill scored in double-figures in all but two of ASU’s games last season.
• She scored at least 15 points in 16 of those games, and topped the 20-point mark eight times.
• Morrill has recorded double-digit point totals in her last nine games.
HITTING THE BOARDS
• The Red Wolves went over 40 rebounds two times, including a season-high 45 against
• ASU had a season high 29 defensive rebounds against UT-Martin last season.
• A-State had a season high 20 offensive rebounds against Texas A&M Corpus Christi.
• ASU has nine newcomers on the team, but returns four starters including Jane Morrill, Ashley
Olvera, Andi Watson and Quinishia McDowell.
• Among the nine newcomers six are freshman including Lindsey Killough, Jalen O’Bannon, Xena
King, Sandy Jackson, Khadija Brown-Haywood and Jessica Flanery.
• Freshman Jessica Flanery excelled as a two-sport athlete at Mountain Home. Not only did she excell at basketball, but also holds the state record for most points score by a female in football.