Crusaders News
Women's Basketball - Mon, Mar. 11, 2013

Senior Amber Charles and sophomore Amanda Rector were both named as Honorable mention recipients for the Mid-East Region for the 12-13 season. Amber was ranked 14th in the nation for assists and steals, and 2nd in the region for steals and 4th in the region for assists. Amanda also ranked regionally in the top 10 for assists, 3pt% and PPG.  Both girls helped the Lady Crusaders finish 11th in the country for scoring defense, limiting their opponents to 59.7ppg, and finishing top 25 for 3pt FG%. The team also finished 11th in the country for defensive FG% and 3rd in the country for defensive 3pt FG%.
Posting a record of 15-15 this was 4thyear Head Coach Kenrick Liburd's best season since taking over the Lady Crusaders. One of the biggest stats that may not stick out to the naked eye is that since coming back from Christmas break, the Lady Crusaders only dropped two games.  One was to NAIA Div 1 powerhouse #3 Lee University, and the other was to NCAA D2 #1 seed Union University in the semifinal regional tournament game. This was a good year for The Lady Crusaders and as Coach Liburd stated "This year is viewed as a true step in the right direction". Knowing that they are a year removed from a 0-16 start to finishing the regular season with a winning record considered one of the hottest teams in South East Tennessee after posting a seven game winning streak, and ending the season 11-2, there is no arguing that great things are about to happen for the Lady Crusaders. 
Coach Liburd knows England native and three year starter Amber Charles will be tough to replace but the pieces are already there to take another step forward for Tennessee Temple Women's Basketball Program.

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