Lady Rams visit Caldwell for opening round of CACC women's basketball championship tournament

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – The Philadelphia University women's basketball team begins the 2012 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Championship Tournament with a road trip to Caldwell for a quarterfinal showdown on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m.

Philadelphia posted a 20-8 overall record, the 17th 20-win season under head coach Tom Shirley, and 14-5 in the CACC to finished third in the southern division. Caldwell went 16-10 overall and 13-6 against the conference during the regular season to earn the northern division's second seed.

The Lady Rams are led by Christine Wooding, the CACC player of the year, and All-CACC third team selections Stephanie Agger and Kristen Blye.
Wooding is leading the conference in points per game (ppg) (20.1), second in rebounding (11.6), third in field goal percentage (55.6) and blocks (77), and fourth in free throw percentage. Nationally, she is third with 17 double-double and ninth in scoring and rebounding.
Agger is the CACC leader with 115 assists, third with 67 steals and eighth with an assist-to-turnover ratio of 1.2. She is averaging 11.1 ppg, which is fourth on the team.

Blye sits sixth in the conference in field goal percentage (49.5), seventh in free throw percentage (77.8), 12th in scoring (12.6 ppg) and 16th in rebounding (6.8). She is second on the team in scoring, rebounding and field goal percentage.

The Cougars have a pair of all-conference first team selections: Torey Jones and Jeanette Anderson.  Anderson is fourth in the CACC in field goal percentage (52.2) and rebounding (9.8) and sixth in scoring (15.8 ppg). Jones ranks sits fourth in the conference in three-point percentage (38.2), sixth in free throw percentage (77.9), and seventh in scoring (15.7 ppg) and assists (96).

In the only regular season meeting between the schools, Wooding scored 27 points and guard Najah Jacobs netted 20 as the Lady Rams defeated the Cougars 83-80 on Jan. 28 in the Newman Center.
The winner of this meeting will take on either Holy Family, the southern division champion, or Bloomfield, the northern division four seed, in a semifinal matchup Friday, March 2 at 5 p.m. at Caldwell. The CACC championship game is Saturday, March 3 at Caldwell at 7 p.m.

On the other side of the tournament bracket Dominican, the north's three seed, travels to Goldey-Beacom, the southern division two seed, and the southern division fourth seed University of the Sciences visits the northern division champion Felician.

The winner of the CACC Championship Tournament receives an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

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