Nov. 13, 2013
VILLANOVA, Pa. - The Villanova Wildcats will travel to Bethlehem, Pa., on Thursday, Nov. 14, to take on the Lehigh Mountain Hawks. Game time is scheduled for 11 a.m. at Lehigh's Stabler Arena.
It will be a Burton Family Reunion on Thursday when Villanova and Lehigh meet. Villanova sophomore guard Kendall Burton will play against her sister, Kayla, who is a freshman guard for Lehigh. Both sisters are expected to start. Kendall Burton scored a career-high 15 points in Villanova's season-opening win over Mississippi Valley State. Kayla Burton has scored 18 points and shot 6-of-14 from the field in two games for the Mountain Hawks. She also earned Patriot League Rookie of the Week honors for her efforts in week one. The sisters are from Newton Highland, Massachusetts, and attended Newton South High School.
Villanova began the 2013-14 season last weekend by winning the Toledo Glass City Tournament. Villanova defeated Mississippi Valley State (87-53) in the first round and Drexel in the championship game (63-52). The Wildcats have now won seven of the last 10 in-season tournaments they have played in.
Two Wildcats were honored for their play in last weekend's tournament. Junior center Emily Leer was named MVP, while senior guard Devon Kane earned All-Tournament Team accolades. In the two-game tournament, Leer averaged 15.0 points per game and 4.5 rebounds per contest and she shot 11-of-19 from the field (.578) and 4-of-9 from three-point range (.444). She also added four assists, two steals and two blocks. Kane averaged 10.0 points per game to go with four rebounds and three steals. She shot 7-of-13 from the floor (.538) and 4-of-6 from three-point range (.667).