Kentucky women ready to move past Baylor blowout

November 16, 2012 

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UK head coach Matthew Mitchell directed from the sidelines in the second half. The University of Kentucky hosted Delaware State in their 2012-13 home opener, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012 at Memorial Coliseum in Lexington. Photo by Jonathan Palmer

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  • Lineups

    KENTUCKY

    Starters — A'dia Mathies, 5-9, Sr., G (14 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 5.0 apg, 2.5 spg); Maegan Conwright, 5-8, JR, G (4.5 ppg, 1.0 rpg); Bria Goss, 5-10, So., G (12.5 ppg, 3.0 rpg); Samarie Walker, 6-1, Jr., F (7.0 ppg, 8.0 rpg; DeNesha Stallworth, 6-3, Jr., F (7.5 ppg, 1.5 rpg)

    Key reserves — Kastine Evans, 5-9, Jr., G (3.0 ppg, 2.0 rpg); Azia Bishop, 6-3, So., F (5.0 ppg, 5.5 rpg): Brittany Henderson, 6-2, Sr., F (2.0 ppg, 2.0 rpg); Bernisha Pinkett, 5-7, Jr., G (6.0 ppg); Jennifer O'Neill, 5-6, So., G (4.0 ppg, 1.0 rpg); Janee Thompson, 5-6, Fr., PG (2.5 ppg); Samantha Drake, 6-3, Jr., F (1.5 ppg, 3.5 rpg); Jelleah Sidney, 6-2, So., F (1.0 ppg, 1.5 rpg)

    HIGH POINT

    Starters — Stacia Robertson, 6-2, So., F (7.0 ppg, 5.5 rpg); Cheyenne Parker, 6-4, Jr., C (18.5 ppg, 11.5 rpg, 4.5 bpg, 4.0 apg); Erin Reynolds, 5-3, Sr., G (16.0 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 6.5 apg); Tori Cook, 5-9, Fr., G (7.0 ppg, 1.5 rpg, 3.0 spg); Kendra Wallace, 5-9, Sr., G (8.5 ppg);

    Key reserves — Tayler Tremblay, 5-5, Jr., G (13.0 ppg, 2.0 rpg); Jazmin Cromartie, 6-0, Sr., F (3.0 ppg, 1.5 rpg); Lindsay Puckett, 5-11, So., G (2.0 ppg, 7.0 rpg).

  • Saturday

    High Point at Kentucky

    When: 1 p.m.

    Where: Memorial Coliseum

    TV: None

    Radio: WLAP-AM 630

    Records: Kentucky 1-1, High Point 1-1

    Series: Kentucky leads 1-0

    Last meeting: Kentucky won 83-45 on Jan. 6, 2004, in Lexington

Kentucky women's basketball coach Matthew Mitchell knew his sixth-ranked Wildcats would face a demanding task when they visited No. 1-ranked and defending national champion Baylor on Tuesday night.

He probably didn't expect the 34-point thrashing his team took in Waco, Texas.

Like it or not, the Cats have to move on. That process begins Saturday when High Point tries to challenge Kentucky's 21-game home winning streak.

"We are looking forward to getting back on the court," Mitchell said. "We suffered a disappointing defeat down in Waco on Tuesday so we have come back and really tried to work and continue to progress and (Saturday) is an important step in our team's development."

Kentucky shot just 27.1 percent from the field in its 85-51 loss at Baylor, its worst shooting performance since 2008.

The Cats will look to get senior guard A'dia Mathies rolling again after a 3-for-18 night (12 points) in Waco.

Mathies needs 19 points to move into the top 10 on UK's all-time scoring list. She ranks 11th with 1,463 points.

High Point opened the season with an 85-76 win over East Tennessee State and a 64-62 loss at Furman.

Led by first-year coach DeUnna Hendrix, High Point was picked to finish second in the Big South by the league's head coaches. The Panthers were 20-13 last season.

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