EMORY, Va. - The Emory & Henry College Women's Basketball Team, under the direction of third-year Head Coach Anne Crutchfield, has completed its schedule for the 2016-17 campaign.
"This year's schedule will provide us with challenges every night. Our early season contests will go a long way in helping us prepare for what is always a tough ODAC season," said Crutchfield.
Emory & Henry will begin play with an exhibition game at East Tennessee State University on Sunday, November 6 at 4:00 p.m.
The Wasps open the regular season at home on Tuesday, November 15 when they host Averett University at 8:00 p.m. The game will be the second in an opening night doubleheader with the E&H men. Emory & Henry will remain at home for two more contests, Saturday, November 18 against Sewanee: The University of the South and Meredith College on Monday, November 21. Both games are set for a 7:00 p.m., tipoff.
E&H will take to the road on Saturday, November 26 for its first foray against Old Dominion Athletic Conference competition. The Wasps will visit the Royals of Eastern Mennonite University before returning home for a non-conference matchup with Greensboro College (Wed., Nov. 30 – 6:00 p.m.) and an ODAC game against Shenandoah University (Sat., Dec. 3 – 2:00 p.m.).
Road games against Warren Wilson College on Tuesday, December 6 and the University of Mary Washington on Saturday, December 17 will be the bookends to the College's final exam period and will set into motion the Wasps' Christmas Break plans.
This year, Emory & Henry will travel to Daytona Beach, Florida to play two games in the Daytona Beach Shootout. On Tuesday, December 20 the Wasps will face off against Babson College and will complete the event with a contest on Wednesday, December 21 versus Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.
A final non-conference game at Ferrum College on Friday, December 30 ushers in the brunt of the ODAC schedule. This year the Wasps will play four Saturday league doubleheaders with the Emory & Henry men, which should put exciting basketball inside the John Rutledge King Center all afternoon.
The 2017 ODAC Tournament is set for the week of February 21 through February 26. The First Round will be played at the 5-8 seeds while the Quarterfinals, Semifinals and Championship will be held at the Salem Civic Center.
The 2016-17 E&H Women's Basketball Schedule can be found by clicking HERE.