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Auburn Women's Basketball Opens Regular Season With 91-47 Victory Over Detroit Mercy

Nov. 11, 2007

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Auburn, Ala. - The Auburn women's basketball team (1-0, 0-0 SEC) opened the regular season with a 91-47 victory over the Detroit Mercy Titans (0-2) on Sunday afternoon in Beard-Eaves-Memorial Coliseum. The Tigers finished the day with six players in double digits and three reaching career highs.

"It's a great way to start the season with a win, scoring a lot of points and giving players a lot of playing time," said Auburn head coach Nell Fortner. "I like the way we are putting more points on the board."

The Tigers jumped out to an early lead on the Titans and never relinquished the advantage. Auburn went on a 17-0 scoring run, spanning just under nine minutes in the first half.

Junior Whitney Boddie tied a career high in steals with five in the first half and surpassed it when she added one more in the second half.

Senior Tamela McCorvey and junior DeWanna Bonner led the first half, scoring in double-digits, 10 and 12 points, respectively. McCorvey ended the night leading the team with 18 points, followed by Bonner with 16. Adding 10 rebounds, Bonner picked up her 17th career double-double.

"Tamela found her rhythm and it's nice to watch," Fortner said. "She'll surprise you on both ends of the floor."

McCorvey and Bonner were joined in double-digits by junior Sherell Hobbs with 13, freshman Alli Smalley with 12, and Bodie and junior Trevesha Jackson both with 10 points.

Jackson also had 10 rebounds to earn her third career double-double.

The Tigers finished the day with 51 total rebounds, 34 being brought down on defense, 20 steals and 20 assists. The Tigers also made 72.2 percent of their free-throws, making 13-of-18 from the line.

The Titans concluded the game shooting 32.2 percent from the field and 27.3 percent from the 3-point line. Heather Hatter and India Bruster each scored 10 points.

The Tigers will be back in action Wednesday, Nov. 14 to face the Troy University at 6 p.m., in Beard-Eaves-Memorial Coliseum. Tickets will be available at the door and online at



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