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2010-11 WBB Season Review with Carey Green
|The 2010-11 Liberty women's basketball team won the Big South Conference regular-season title for the 12th time in program history.|
Despite battling some injuries and adversity, the 2010-11 Liberty women's basketball team enjoyed another successful season. The Lady Flames finished 22-11 overall and captured their 12th Big South Conference regular-season title with a 14-2 conference record.
Liberty recently wrapped up its campaign with its first-ever Postseason WNIT matchup against Charlotte, after dropping a one-point decision to Gardner-Webb in the Big South Championship title contest.
Here is a look at some of the 2010-11 Lady Flames' most notable accomplishments.
-- Made first-ever Postseason WNIT appearance.
-- Advanced to the Big South Championship title contest for the 14th time in the last 15 years.
-- Recorded a 20-win season for the 13th time in the last 15 seasons.
-- Notched their 12th Big South Conference regular-season title.
-- Tied for the second-most Big South Conference victories in program history, with 14.
-- Went 10-6 in road games, marking the team's most road wins since the 2004-05 Lady Flames posted 11 road victories.
-- Outrebounded 27 straight opponents to end the season.
-- Through games played on March 22, the Lady Flames ranked No. 3 nationally in rebound margin (+12.7), No. 13 in field goal percentage defense (.349), No. 14 in three-point field goal percentage defense (.272) and No. 18 in scoring defense (53.9 ppg).
-- If Liberty remains in the top five for rebound margin, it would be the ninth straight season the Lady Flames have ranked among the NCAA's top five rebounding teams.
#11 Jelena Antic
-- Big South All-Tournament team.
-- Sheraton Raleigh Wolfpack Invitational All-Tournament team.
#21 Emily Frazier
-- Big South All-Freshman team.
-- Two-time Big South Freshman of the Week (Nov. 30 and Jan. 4).
-- Her 85 assists were the most by a Liberty freshman since Allyson Fasnacht had 87 assists in 2004-05.
#23 Avery Warley
-- Big South Defensive Player of the Year (Liberty's first player to win the award since Roli-Ann Nikagbatse in 2005-06).
-- First team All-Big South for the second straight year.
-- Big South All-Tournament team.
-- The only conference player to win four Big South Player of the Week awards this season (Dec. 7, Jan. 25, Feb. 15 & March 8).
-- Broke the Liberty and Big South single-season rebounding records previously held by Katie Feenstra, finishing with 363 boards.
-- Her 48 rebounds at the Big South Championship were the most in tournament history.
-- Led the Big South in rebounds (11.0 rpg), field goal percentage (.620) and double-doubles (19).
-- Through games played on March 22, ranks No. 8 nationally in double-doubles and No. 14 in rebounds.
-- Her 19 double-doubles were the second-highest single-season total in Liberty history.
-- Her 21 rebounds at Charleston Southern on Feb. 28 were the most by a Lady Flame since Theresa Bream had 23 boards on Dec. 4, 1992.
-- Became the 13th Lady Flame ever to reach 1,000 career points, hitting the milestone during the second half of Liberty's matchup against High Point in the Big South Championship semifinals (March 12).
-- First Liberty player to average a double-double (12.0 ppg, 11.0 rpg) since Katie Feenstra in 2004-05.
-- With 901 rebounds, she already ranks No. 4 in Liberty history and No. 6 in Big South history, with one season remaining in her career.
#32 Rachel McLeod
-- Finished her career with 125 games played, tying Michelle Parker for the second-most appearances in program history.
#40 Devon Brown
-- First team All-Big South selection for the second straight year.
-- Made the Terrapin Classic All-Tournament team.
-- Finished the year with 917 career points, joining Elena Kisseleva as the only sophomores in program history to reach the 900-point mark.
-- Tallied 27 points, six rebounds and five assists during a Jan. 14 win at Longwood. It was the first time a Lady Flame had 25 points, five rebounds and five assists in a contest since Elena Kisseleva did so against UNC Greensboro on Feb. 20, 1997.
-- Made a career-high five three-pointers March 4 versus UNC Asheville, becoming the first Lady Flame since Rachel Hammond on Jan. 31, 2009 to post a five three-pointer game.