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WBB Preseason Capsule #4: UNCW & Northeastern

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          Release: 10/11/2012
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Head Coach: Adell Harris

2011-12 Record: 20-13/11-7 CAA

Starters Returning (3):
Karneshia Garrett, F --- 9.8 ppg, 7.5 rpg
Tawanna Lee, G --- 9.8 ppg, 3.5 apg
Chelsea McGowen, F/C --- 4.9 ppg, 4.3 apg

Other Top Returnee:
Jessica Freeman, G --- 8.4 ppg, 2.7 rpg

Quick Hits:
New coach Adell Harris (@HC_AdellHarris) takes over a UNCW team that returns three starters from last year's 20-13 squad that advanced to the postseason for the second straight year. The Seahawks will be led by senior forward Karneshia Garrett, who is the team's top returning player after averaging 9.8 points and 7.5 rebounds per game. Jessica Freeman returns after leading the CAA in three-point field goal shooting (41.1%). Tawanna Lee started in all 33 games during her first season with the Seahawks a year ago and tied Garrett in scoring with 9.8 points per game. UNCW will open the season with three road games including match ups at West Virginia and Harris' alma mater, Wake Forest, where she paced the Demon Deacons with 108 assists during her senior season. Follow UNCW Women's Basketball on Twitter at @UNCWwomenshoops this season.

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Head Coach: Daynia La-Force

2011-12 Record: 8-22/6-12 CAA

Starters Returning (3):
Deanna Kerkhof, G --- 14.4 ppg, 3.8 rpg
Jewel Tunstull, F/C --- 13.0 ppg, 6.9 rpg
Christine Huber, F --- 8.5 ppg, 6.3 rpg

Other Top Returnees:
A'lece Mark, G --- 5.6 ppg, 2.8 rpg
Kashaia Cannon, G --- 10.7 ppg, 2.7 rpg*
*Injured 2011-12 season; 2010-11 stats

Quick Hits:
Northeastern (@GoNUwbasketball) overcame a slow start to win four of its final six contests in 2011-12, and the Huskies appear ready to build on that success with seven returning letterwinners and five newcomers. Head coach Daynia La-Force will build around the Huskies' top two players from a year ago in All-CAA guard Deanna Kerkhof and Jewel Tunstull.  Kerkhof led the Huskies in scoring with 14.4 points per game as a junior and scored a career-high 29 points in a win over William & Mary on Jan. 29.  Tunstull led the league in field goal percentage while shooting 58.6 percent in 28 contests. The Huskies will welcome back Kashaia Cannon to the court after having to sit a year due to injury. She contributed nearly 11 points a game in 2010-11. Northeastern will open the season with teams with strong RPI numbers at the completion of the 2011-12 season, including Eastern Michigan (57), Temple (52) and Boston University (77).

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