Stonehill (8-1, 4-1 NE-10)
Southern N.H. (5-4, 2-3 NE-10)
Saturday, December 12, 2015 - 3:30 p.m.
SNHU Fieldhouse - Manchester, N.H.
SERIES: SNHU leads, 28-24
LAST MEETING: SNHU 71, Stonehill 59 (03/14/15 at Springfield, Mass. - NCAA Tournament First Round) RECAP
Last time out: Stonehill 83, Saint Rose 71 (12/09/15 at Easton, Mass.) RECAP
Streak: Won 5
#11 Ryan Logan (Jr, F, Fredericktown, Ohio) - 21.1 ppg, 10.9 rpg, 3.8 apg, 1.0 spg, .549 FG%, .452 3pt%, .700 FT%
#10 Carter Smith (Sr, G, Columbus, Ohio) - 15.6 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 4.1 apg, 1.3 spg, .513 FG%, .521 3pt%, .846FT%
#21 Pierce Cumpstone (Sr, F, Bainbridge Township, Ohio) - 11.9 ppg, 9.4 rpg, 1.7 bpg, .471 FG%
Notes: Stonehill, receiving votes in the D2SIDA Top 25 media poll for the second straight week and ranked second in the D2SIDA East Region poll, is off to a 7-1 start for the first time since 2009 after a convincing 93-57 win over Saint Michae's here on Saturday. The Skyhawks look to improve to 8-1 for the first time since 2005 with a win as it caps a four game home stand as part of an opening stretch in which the Skyhawks have played seven of its first nine here at Merkert Gym. Stonehill ranks fifth in the NE-10 for scoring (83.8 ppg) and has moved all the way up to second in scoring defense (68.4 ppg). The Skyhawks lead the NE-10 in assists per game (17.6) and rebounding margin (+10.1), rank third for fewest fouls committed per game (16.8) and three-point percentage defense (.402), fourth for field goal percentage (.482), fifth for three-point percentage (.414) and three-point percentage defense (.341), second for three-point field goals per game (11.1) and sixth for steals (5.4) and blocked shots (3.3) per game. Junior Ryan Logan is averaging a double-double with 21.1 points (5th NE-10) and 10.9 rebounds (2nd) per game, shooting 54.9-percent from the field (10th), including 45.2% from three-point range, converting 70% of his free-throws and adding 3.8 assists (10th) and a steal per game. Senior Carter Smith adds 15.6 points (14th), 2.3 rebounds, 4.1 assists (6th) and 1.3 steals (8th) per contest, shooting 51.3% from the floor, including 52.1% from beyond the arc (7th), and converting 84.6% of his free-throws (10th). Classmate Pierce Cumpstone contributes 11.9 points on 47.1% shooting, 9.4 rebounds (5th) and 1.7 blocked shots (4th) in 26.7 minutes per game off the bench, while junior Jimmy Walsh (Manasquan, N.J.) chips in 10.7 points, connecting at 54.5% from deep (2nd), 4.9 rebounds and 1.3 assists per outing.
SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE
Last time out: SNHU 78, Merrimack 63 (12/09/15 at Manchester, N.H.)
Streak: Won 1
#24 Rodney Sanders (19.2 PPG, 5.9 RPG, 3.2 APG, 1.0 SPG, .549 FG%, .481 3-FG%, .867 FT%)
#3 Chris Walters (14.8 PPG, 9.2 RPG, 1.9 APG, .514 FG%, .466 3-FG%, .758 FT%)
#20 Daquaise Andrews (12.8 PPG, 5.8 RPG 1.9 APG, 1.1 SPG, .435 FG%)
Notes: Southern New Hampshire has now won two of three following a 78-63 victory against Merrimack on Wednesday. The Penmen led by one more than five minutes into the second half when they scored 14 straight as part of a 27-4 rush that broke the game open with just over six-and-a-half minutes to play. Senior Rodney Sanders tallied a game-high 21 points, eight rebounds and five assists, with junior Chris Walters adding his fifth double-double of the season with 15 points and 12 rebounds, which matched his career high. Freshman Daquaise Andrews netted 15 points and grabbed six rebounds, while junior Devin Gilligan posting 12 points, six boards, three assists, two steals and a block.