Contact: Renee Adam
Loyola (12-13, 7-5 HL) at Cleveland State (12-14, 4-9 HL)
Date: Monday, Feb. 25, 2013
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Site: Wolstein Center - Cleveland, Ohio
Series: Cleveland State leads, 25-14
SETTING THE SCENE
The Vikings will return to the Wolstein Center for their final two regular season home games next week, beginning with a 7:00 p.m. contest against Loyola on Monday, February 25. Entering Monday's contest, CSU stands at 12-14 overall and 4-9 in Horizon League play. The Vikings will be trying to get back on the winning track Monday, as they have picked up wins in just two of their last six games.
WINTON BECOMES ALL-TIME LEADING REBOUNDER
With nine rebounds at Youngstown State Thursday (Feb. 21), Shalonda Winton became the all-time leading rebounder at Cleveland State, ending the contest with 1,033 career boards. Winton, who is also the all-time leader in offensive rebounds (362), passed Audra Cook (1996-00), who previously held the record with 1,030 career rebounds.
...AND MOVES UP SCORING LIST
Shalonda Winton also moved up on the all-time scoring list at CSU, entering Monday's contest ranked fourth with 1,767 career points. Winton, who has 586 points on the season, needs just 14 more points to become the third Viking all-time to reach 600 points in a single season - and the first since the 2009-10 season (Kailey Klein, 626).
COLEMAN FROM BEHIND THE ARC
With 50 three-pointers so far this season, Cori Coleman is closing in on CSU's single season top-10 list - needing just five more made three-pointers to rank ninth all-time in single season three-pointers. Coleman is averaging 1.9 three-pointers per contest, and has converted at least two shots from behind the arc in 16 games this year, including a career-high five at UIC (Jan. 9).
WINTON 20-POINT GAME STREAK
With 20 points at YSU Thursday (Feb. 21), Shalonda Winton posted her eighth straight game with at least 20-points and her 11th overall during league play. Winton's eleven 20-point games during league play is tops among league players, while her nineteen 20-point games overall this season also leads the league. On her career, Winton has tallied thirty-two 20-point games and 84 double-digit performances.
BATTLE OF THE BOARDS
Entering the week Cleveland State is one of only three Horizon League teams to have four players with at least 100 rebounds this season, including Shalonda Winton who is one of just five league players to reach the 200-board mark. Joining Winton with at least 100 rebounds this season is Imani Gordon (125), Kiersten Green (115) and Cori Coleman (112), while Honesty King is just one board shy of reaching the mark.
The Vikings will close out their regular season home schedule with a 2:00 p.m. contest against Valparaiso on Saturday, March 2. Saturday's contest will serve as Senior Day for Cleveland State, as the Vikings will honor the three members of the 2013 senior class - Honesty King, Kaila Montgomery & Shalonda Winton.