Stonehill (3-1, 1-1 NE-10)
Merrimack (3-2, 0-1 NE-10)
Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 7:30 p.m.
Hammel Court - North Andover, Mass.
LAST MEETING: Stonehill 93, Merrimack 89 (2/4/15 at Easton, Mass.) RECAP
Last Time Out: Saint Anselm 81, Stonehill 76 (OT) (11/21/15 at Easton, Mass.) RECAP
Streak: Lost 1
#11 Ryan Logan (Jr, F, Fredericktown, Ohio) - 24.3 ppg, 53.3% FG%, 46.2% 3pt%, 68.6% FT%, 12.0 rpg, 2.3 apg, 1.3 spg
#10 Carter Smith (Sr, G, Columbus, Ohio) - 18.8 ppg, 52.3% FG%, 60.7% 3pt%, 85.7% FT%, 2.3 rpg, 3.0 apg, 1.5 spg
#21 Pierce Cumpstone (Sr, F, Bainbridge Township, Ohio) - 12.7 ppg, 46.9% FG%, 75% FT%, 9.3 rpg, 1.3 apg, 3.0 bpg
Notes: Stonehill is ranked sixth in the D2SIDA East Regional poll for the third straight week and receiving votes in the NABC Division II preseason poll... The Skyhawks look to bounce back from its first loss of the season, an 81-76 overtime setback to Saint Anselm in which it never led, but rallied from an eight point deficit with three minutes to play in regulation before falling in overtime... Junior forward Ryan Logan had a monster afternoon for the Skyhawks, posting his tenth career double-double (third of the season) with a game-high 24 points and career-best 20 rebounds... Logan earned a spot on the NE-10's Weekly Honor Roll on Monday as well as Stonehill's Ace's Champions Choice Male Student-Athlete of the Week after being named the Spalding NE-10 Player of the Week last week... Logan ranks third among NE-10 scoring leaders and second in rebounding... Senior Pierce Cumpstone leads the NE-10 in blocks per game and ranks sixth for rebounds per game... Senior Carter Smith ranks 11th among NE-10 scoring leaders, while ranking fourth for three-point percentage and tenth for free-throw percentage... Stonehill ranks sixth in the NE-10 for scoring (82.5 ppg), seventh for field goal percentage (.465) and three-point percentage (.398), fifth for steals per game (6.0) and second for blocked shots per game (4.8)... Defensively, the Skyhawks rank seventh in the NE-10 for scoring defense (74.0 ppg), 10th for field goal percentage defense (.436), ninth for three-point field goal percentage (.374) and third for rebound margin (+9.0)... Stonehill is under the direction of Chris Kraus '06 in his third season.
Last Time Out: Merrimack 89, Holy Family 74 (11/22/15 at North Andover, Mass.) RECAP
Streak: Won 1
#04 Gelvis Solano (Sr, G, Harlem, N.Y.) - 26.2 ppg, 52.4% FG%, 44.4% 3pt%, 71.9% FT%, 7.8 rpg, 4.2 apg, 1.6 spg.
#02 JT Strickland (Sr, G, Laurel, Md.) - 14.4 ppg, 48.9% FG%, 80.6% FT%, 3.0 rpg, 5.2 apg
#10 Troy Hammel (Sr, G, Valencia, Calif.) - 14.0 ppg, 46.7% FG%, 50% 3pt%, 81.8% 3pt%, 3.6 rpg, 1.8 apg, 1.4 spg
Notes: Troy Hammel scored a season-high 22 points as the Warriors defeated Holy Familyon Sunday afternoon... The Warriors led by one point at halftime, 36-35, before pulling away in the second stanza. Gelvis Solano led the team with 24 points... Anthony Barry (Uxbridge, Mass.) has scored in double figures in three of five games this season, averaging 11.8 points per game and 6.8 rebounds per contest... Solano leads the conference and is among the top scorers in the country with an average of 26.2 points per game. Through five games, the Warriors score at a clip of 88 ppg, as four players currently average in double figures. Kennedy and Solano are tied for the team lead with 7.8 rpg, and Strickland paces the Warriors with 5.2 assists per game... JT Strickland enters tonight's game seven points shy of becoming the program's 41st 1,000-point scorer... Merrimack is ranked seventh in this week's D2SIDA East Regional poll... Merrimack ranks second in the NE-10 for scoring (88.0 ppg), fifth for field goal percentage (.477) and three-point percentage (.405) and second for free-throw percentage (.767)... Defensively, the Warriors rank 12th in scoring defense (79.0 ppg), fourth in field goal percentage defense (.404) and fifth for three-point percentage defense (.318).