Lady 'Canes Picked to Finish Seventh in PBC Preseason Coaches Poll

AMERICUS, Ga. – The Peach Belt Conference has announced the results of the 2012-13 women's basketball season's preseason coaches poll. The Lady 'Canes of Georgia Southwestern State University have been picked to finish seventh out of the 14 women's basketball programs in the conference. 

Coming off a sucessfull 19-8 2011-12 campaign, the Blue & Gold achieved their highest preseason conference prediction since coming to the Peach Belt Conference.

This year's team will feature two returning players from last season, including senior forward Briana Walker and reserve sophomore guard Kelli Morrow. GSW has nine newcomers this season highlighted by sophomore forward Kabrina Merriweather, a transfer from Division I Florida A&M.

The Lady 'Canes will take to the court for the first time this season on Saturday, November 9th when GSW travels to Pensacola, Fla. to take part in the West Florida Tip Off tournament.

The Lady 'Canes tip off their 2012-13 home schedule November 17th at 5:30 p.m. when they play host to Valdosta State in the Storm Dome.

2012-13 Peach Belt Conference Preseason Poll

Rank

Team

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8th

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10th

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13th

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t1. Clayton State 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 150
t1. USC Aiken 7 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 150
3. Columbus State 0 2 4 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 124
4. Lander 0 1 4 3 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 115
5. UNC Pembroke 0 0 3 2 3 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 106
6. North Georgia 0 0 1 2 5 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 102
7. Georgia Southwestern 0 0 0 1 0 4 2 1 0 2 1 1 0 75
8. Young Harris 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 3 2 2 0 1 1 72
9. Augusta State 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 1 0 5 1 1 0 64
10. Armstrong 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 3 1 0 1 3 0 62
11. Montevallo 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 3 1 2 2 0 57
12. Georgia College 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 3 3 1 1 50
13. Francis Marion 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 4 3 1 40
14. Flagler 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 10 15