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Lady Blazers looking for payback against West Georgia

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February 10, 2008

Valdosta -- After a surprising two-game losing streak last month, the Valdosta State women's basketball team has rebounded back to form, winning four in a row.

Those two losses in January came during one weekend at Alabama-Huntsville and at West Georgia.

VSU earned revenge with a 66-54 win against UAH Saturday night, and the 13th-ranked Lady Blazers will be looking for similar results Monday against the Lady Wolves.

Valdosta State is 5-2 in the Gulf South Conference, one spot behind first-place West Georgia.

The 10th-ranked Lady Wolves are a perfect 7-0 in the conference this season, and VSU head coach Kiley Hill says his team will have to play its best.

"West Georgia is by far probably the most athletic, and most skilled team on this side of the league," says Hill. "They can attack you off the dribble drive, so we have to be able to contain that, contain their shooters, and we have to score. We have to get the shots we practiced, attack the rim, and knock down open looks."

It's "Think Pink" night at Valdosta State, with the school asking fans to wear pink in an effort to raise Breast Cancer Awareness.

"We're asking everyone to come in and wear something pink," says Hill. "It could be a pink shirt, a pink ribbon, a pink tie, a pink cap. Anything that's pink. You could wear pink underwear, but we'd want to make sure that's covered up. Our standpoint right now is we want to pink-out The Complex."

The Lady Blazers tip-off against West Georgia Monday night at six o'clock, with the men following at 8pm.

The Division II national champion football team will by honored between games.  

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