HARRISONBURG, Va. (Feb. 16, 2011) - There are only two more chances to see the JMU women's basketball team at home this season, and the first of those is Thursday at 7:00 p.m. when the Dukes host Towson at the JMU Convocation Center.
That's two chances to see Dukes' senior point guard Dawn Evans,
the CAA's leading scorer and a candidate for national Player of the
Year honors. That's two opportunities to also see Evans' three senior
classmates, post players Lauren Jimenez and Jalissa Taylor and guard Courtney Hamner. All three of those seniors are ranked in the top 10 in the CAA in at least one statistical category.
also the prospect Thursday of JMU claiming its 20th win of the season,
but the Dukes will face a Towson team that has been dangerous in recent
years. The Tigers beat JMU in 2009 and have lost to the Dukes by only
four points in two other games since 2008. Towson also owns a win over
Virginia Commonwealth, the third-place team in the league standings.
Pink Zone: The breast cancer awareness program WBCA Pink ZoneTM, sponsored locally by Kroger, takes place at Thursday's game. The event was also celebrated at last Sunday's game vs. George Mason.
Pink Zone breast cancer awareness initiative is a global, unified
effort for Women's Basketball Coaches Association members to assist in
raising breast cancer awareness on the court, across campuses, in
communities and beyond.
Spectators are encouraged to wear pink at the game.
Fans with a color image of Dawn Evans will be available for a suggested $1 donation that will go to the Kay Yow Cancer Fund.
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