March 7, 2008

Sports: Women's Basketball Team Heads to OVC Semifinals Today, London Named OVC Freshman of the Year

Samford’s women's basketball team will take on Murray State in the semifinals of the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium. The semifinal game against Murray State can be heard locally on WVSU-FM 91.1, or worldwide on the internet at www.samford.edu/groups/wvsu/. The game can also be viewed on the internet at www.ovcsports.tv.

Samford enters the game with a record of 23-8 after a 69-56 win over Eastern Kentucky in Tuesday's first round. Murray State is currently 22-7 after winning its first round game, 87-61, over Morehead State.

Samford is 5-6 all-time in the postseason. The Bulldogs posted a 2-3 record in the Atlantic Sun Conference Tournament, and the team is 3-3 so far in the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament.

Samford is led in scoring by freshman guard Emily London, named OVC Freshman of the Year for women’s basketball on March 6.

This season London has averaged 12.5 points per game and is second on the team in assists, dishing out 2.5 assists per game. She leads the OVC in three-point field goal percentage (49.2%) and she ranks fourth in the league in field goal percentage (51.3%) and fifth in three-point field goals made per game (1.94 pg.). She scored in double figures 22 times this season, and she led Samford in scoring or tied for the team lead eight times this season.

London, a native of Lexington, Ky. earned the conference's Freshman of the Week award five times throughout the season.

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