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Lady Flames to Close Regular Season on Monday
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Liberty (19-9, 13-2 Big South), which has already wrapped up the No. 1 seed for the Big South Women's Basketball Championship, will close out the 2010-11 regular season Monday evening. Presbyterian College (9-19, 5-10 Big South) will visit the Vines Center, with tipoff slated for 7 p.m.
The Lady Flames will be shooting for their 12th 20-win season in the last 14 years, while the Blue Hose will be aiming for their first 10-win campaign as a Division I institution.
Presbyterian College will also attempt to record its second victory over a Big South Conference power in recent weeks. The Blue Hose notched a 73-65 home win over reigning Big South regular-season champion Gardner-Webb on Feb. 26.
Liberty is 6-0 all-time against Presbyterian College, the Big South Conference's newest member (until Campbell rejoins the conference next season.)
The Lady Flames have been especially dominant against the Blue Hose inside the Vines Center. Liberty has won its three home games over PC by an average of 43.7 ppg, including last year's 73-27 triumph on Jan. 16, 2010.
The Blue Hose have struggled to score against Liberty, failing to reach the 50-point mark in all six meetings with the Lady Flames.
Liberty defeated Presbyterian College earlier this season, claiming a 51-40 decision inside the Templeton Center on Jan. 8. Devon Brown (13 points), Avery Warley (12 points) and Jelena Antic (10 points) all scored in double digits for the victorious Lady Flames. The Blue Hose only made six second-half field goals and shot just 38.5 percent for the contest.
Brown has scored in double figures all three times she has faced PC, averaging 13.7 ppg against the Blue Hose for her career.
Meanwhile, Liberty has done a solid job of keeping Mariah Pietrowski in check. The sophomore is averaging 6.3 ppg for her career when facing the Lady Flames.
No PC player has scored in double figures against Liberty since March 2, 2009, when Amanda Mills had 13 points and Katlin Moore added 11 at the Vines Center.