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    Wolfpack Women Begin Practice Saturday
    Yow's squad earns high preseason rankings
    Yow's squad earns high preseason rankings

    Oct. 12, 2001

    Coach Kay Yow and the NC State's women's basketball team enter the 2001-02 season with a talented roster and high expectations. The Wolfpack Women return three starters from last year's 22-11 team that advanced to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen.

    Carisse Moody earned second team All-ACC and honorable mention All-American honors after leading NC State a year ago with averages of 14.9 points and 7.1 rebounds. Moody was also part of the USA Basketball team that claimed the gold medal in the World University Games over the summer in China.

    Ivy Gardner, a 2001 All-ACC Defensive team member, returns on the perimeter while senior Talisha Scates provides leadership in the post.

    Yow also welcomes back point guard Terah James and center Kaayla Chones who both missed last season due to injuries after starting every contest their rookie seasons. Add a talented foursome of incoming freshman and Yow has one of her deepest teams in her 27 years at the helm of the NC State program.

    The Wolfpack have been ranked in the top 10 in three national preseason polls to date. Women's Basketball News Service lists the Pack as the number six team heading into the season, while Women's Basketball Journal and Street & Smith's rank Yow's squad 8th and 10th respectively.

    The Wolfpack Women will begin practice with two sessions on Saturday, the first day the NCAA allows full squad practices. NC State will open the 2001-02 season by hosting the GlaxoSmithKline Invitational on Nov. 16-17 in Reynolds Coliseum. The Wolfpack will host Radford on Nov. 16 at 6:30 p.m., followed by Drake at UAB. The consolation game will be held on Nov. 17 at 5 p.m., followed by the championship game at 7 p.m.



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