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The Lady Panthers of Claflin University will host Miles College in a Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) matchup Thursday (Jan. 4) at the Tullis Arena at 5:30 p.m.

The contest will be a part of Faculty/Staff Day.

Claflin will enter the game 8-7 overall after posting a 58-43 win over Kentucky State University (KSU) the last time out, lifting its SIAC record to 5-2.

The 15-point victory over KSU was the second largest for the Lady Panthers this season with the biggest margin being 21 points (59-38) against Lane College. The 43 points allowed to KSU are the second lowest by Claflin this season.

Thursday's game will feature two of the best defensive units in the SIAC. In two games, Miles tops the league at 53.0 points, while Claflin is No. 2 with 53.9 points and leads the SIAC in blocked shots at 36.

Joy Okeke leads three Lady Panthers in double figures at 12.0 points, followed by Dominique Williams with 11.5 points, including a team-leading 14 three-pointers. Janice Stokes is averaging 10.7 points and 7.8 rebounds.

Miles is 3-6 on the season after picking up its first SIAC victory on Saturday, a 64-53 decision over Paine College at home. Miles, 1-1 in league play, has only one double-figure scorer in Victoria Sutton at 11.0 points.

Fans are reminded that during construction of the new Health and Wellness Center, Claflin University will modify the entrance to Jonas T. Kennedy Health and Physical Education Center. Entrance to the front of the building will be limited to the doorway closest to the parking lot. The change will also impact the location of ticket sales, which have been moved to the front doorway closest to the parking lot.

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