Stonehill (5-1, 2-1 NE-10)
Franklin Pierce (3-1, 2-0 NE-10)
Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 7:30 p.m.
Paula Sullivan Court at Merkert Gymnasium - Easton, Mass.
LAST MEETING: Stonehill 65, Franklin Pierce 63 - OT (2/18/15 at Rindge, N.H.) RECAP
Last Time Out: Stonehill 75, St. Thomas Aquinas 64 (11/29/15 at Easton, Mass.) RECAP
Streak: Won 2
#11 Ryan Logan (Jr, F, Fredericktown, Ohio) - 22.8 ppg, .540 FG%, .500 3pt%, .773 FT%, 11.2 rpg, 2.8 apg
#10 Carter Smith (Sr, G, Columbus, Ohio) - 17.5 ppg, .548 FG%, .538 3pt%, .889 FT%, 2.3 rpg, 4.5 apg, 1.5 spg
#21 Pierce Cumpstone (Sr, F, Bainbridge Township, Ohio) - 12.6 ppg, .490 FG%, 9.2 rpg, 2.2 bpg
Notes: Stonehill, receiving votes in this week's D2SIDA Top 25 media poll and ranked third in the D2SIDA East Region poll, is off to a 5-1 start for the first time since 2011 after a convincing 75-64 win over St. Thomas Aquinas, ranked seventh in the region, here on Sunday. The Skyhawks are in the midst of a stretch in which it will play seven of its first nine games here at Merkert Gym including a current four game homestand. Stonehill ranks fifth in the NE-10 for scoring offense (83.7 ppg), fourth for field goal percentage (.484), fifth in three-point percentage (.418) and assists per game (17.0), while defensively the Skyhawks are fourth for blocked shots per game (3.7) and fewest fouls per game (16.8), seventh for scoring defense (72.7 ppg) and three-point percentage defense (.364) and sixth for field goal percentage defense (.427), leading the NE-10 for rebound margin (+10.7 per game). Junior Ryan Logan is averaging a double-double this season, ranking fifth among Conference scoring leaders with 22.8 points per game, while ranking second with 11.2 rebounds per game. He is also contributing 2.8 assists and a steal per game, shooting 54-percent from the field (17th NE-10), including 50% from three-point distance (17th). Senior Carter Smith is adding 17.5 points (10th NE-10), shooting 54.8-percent from the field (13th), including 53.8% from beyond the arc (11th), and converting 88.9% of his free-throws (3rd), with 4.5 assists (5th) and 1.5 steals per game (5th). Classmate Pierce Cumpstone is also averaging nearly a double-double off the bench for the Skyhawks with 12.6 points and 9.2 rebounds per game (5th), adding 2.2 blocks (4th), shooting 49-percent from the floor.
Last Time Out: Franklin Pierce 80, Southern N.H. 70 (11/24/15 at Rindge, N.H.) RECAP
Streak: Won 3
#35 Mike McDevitt (So, C, Cumberland, Maine) - 16.8 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 1.8 apg, 1.8 bpg, .600 FG%, .571 3pt%, .714 FT%
#03 Donte Gittens (Jr, G, Hartford, Conn.) - 15.0 ppg, .411 FG%, 5.5 rpg, 6 apg, 1.0 spg, 2.5 bpg
#04 Tyler Iocuone (Sr, G, Mahopac, N.Y.) - 13.8 ppg, .559 FG%, .524 3pt%, 3.0 rpg, 3.3 apg, 1.5 spg
Notes: Franklin Pierce enters tonight's game following an eight day layoff after posting an 80-70 decision over Southern New Hampshire University for its third straight win. The Ravens lone loss is an 80-75 overtime setback at Philadelphia University to open the season as the begin a stretch tonight in which just one of their next eight games will be played at home. Sophomore Mike McDevitt led Franklin Pierce past Southern New Hampshire last Tuesday night as he went 10-14 from the floor, including 3-4 from behind the arc, enroute to 23 points and six rebounds. Junior Donte Gittens also eclipsed the 20-point mark with three blocked shots. McDevitt is averaging a team-high 16.8 points and 6.5 rebounds with 1.8 assists and blocked shots per game, shooting 60-percent from the field, including 57.1% from three-point distance, and converting 71.4% of his free-throws. Gittens adds 15 points, shooting 41.1-percent from downtown, with 5.5 rebounds, six assists, 2.5 blocks and a steal per contest. Senior Tyler Iacuone rounds out the Ravens double-figure scorers with 13.8 points, connecting on 55.9% of his three's, three rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.5 steals per game. Franklin Pierce ranks ninth in the NE-10 for scoring (78.8 ppg), seventh in field goal percentage (.462), second in three-point percentage (.438) and fourth for assists per game (17.5). On the defensive end, the Ravens lead the NE-10 with an impressive 6.8 blocked shots per game and field goal percentage defense (.380), ranking eighth in scoring defense (74.3) and tenth for three-point percentage defense (.389).