Akysia Resper (15)

Dec. 13, 2012

FAYETTEVILLE, NC – The Fayetteville State women’s basketball team is set to face the 17th ranked Nova Southeastern Sharks and Washington Adventist Shock this weekend during the Shaw University Invitational, which will be held at C.C. Spaulding Gymnasium. The Lady Broncos will take on Nova Southeastern at 4 p.m. on Friday afternoon before wrapping up the invitational on Saturday night at 7 p.m. against Washington Adventist.

Fayetteville State enters the weekend with a 6-1 record after scoring 90 points for the fourth time this season in a 90-46 home victory over Salem International. The Lady Broncos are coming off their most convincing win of the season against Salem International where Kristen Hanzer (Sr., Youngsville, NC) fell shy of a quadruple-double with 21 points, seven rebounds, eight assists and nine rebounds in 24 minutes of action. She was one of five players to score in double-figures as Fayetteville State shot 46.4% from the field.

Hanzer remains the team-leader in scoring at 21.7 points per game and steals with 29, and is third in rebounding at 6.2 per contest. Shuanda Ashford (Sr., Fayetteville, NC) is second on the team in scoring with 12.7 points per game, and ranks first in rebounding at 7.3 per game. Akysia Resper (Jr., Concord, NC) leads the team with 4.0 assists per game.

This weekend will mark the first time in school history that the Lady Broncos have faced both Nova Southeastern and Washington Adventist. The Sharks are currently 6-1 on the season while the Shock are 0-10 overall.

Nova Southeastern opened its season with a five-game winning streak before dropping a game to Saint Leo on Dec. 1. Meixandra Porter leads the Sharks with 17.3 points per game while Danielle Robinson averages 17.1. Washington Adventist enters the tournament on a three-game losing streak. Vanessa Rice leads the Shock with 13.4 points per game, while Jerria Brown-McDaniel adds another 11 points and grabs 8.5 rebounds per game.

The Lady Broncos will make the trip to Mount Olive, NC on Dec. 30 for a 2 p.m. contest against Mount Olive.



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