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CAA Women’s Basketball Countdown – George Mason

Oct 4, 2012, 6:17 PM EDT

GEORGE MASON
Head Coach: Jeri Porter
2011-12 Record: 15-16/8-10 CAA

Starters Returning (3):
Amber Easter, G/F — 12.0 ppg, 7.0 rpg
Janaa Pickard, F — 8.5 ppg, 5.6 rpg
Rahneeka Saunders, G — 7.5 ppg, 4.0 apg

Other Top Returnees:
Christine Weithman, G — 4.4 ppg, 1.2 rpg
Joyus Tharrington, F — 4.0 ppg, 2.8 rpg

Quick Hits:
Head coach Jeri Porter, who you can follow on Twitter @MasonCoachJP, returns three starters to a Patriots’ squad which has the potential to make a move up the CAA standings after finishing 15-16 overall and 8-10 in the CAA in 2011-12. Mason’s non-conference schedule includes a trip to ACC powerhouse Maryland in December. Amber Easter, the team’s top returning scorers and rebounder, led the Patriots in scoring five times a year ago, including a career-high 22 against Northeastern at the CAA Tournament. Rahneeka Saunders started in all 31 games for the Patriots last season and led the team with 125 assists ranking fifth in the league. George Mason ranked second in the league in 3-points field goal percent (.339) a year ago and return a majority of those long-range shooters. Mason’s women’s basketball recently joined twitter this fall and you can follow them @MasonWBB.