Stonehill (2-2, 0-2 NE-10)
Merrimack (2-2, 0-1 NE-10)
Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 5:30 p.m.
Hammel Court - North Andover, Mass.
LAST MEETING: #12/15 Stonehill 63, Merrimack 60 (2/4/15 at Easton, Mass.) RECAP
Last Time Out: Saint Anselm 65, Stonehill 58 (11/21/15 at Easton, Mass.) RECAP
Streak: Lost 2
#12 Kelly Martin (Jr, G, Scituate, Mass.) - 19.0 ppg, 43.6% FG%, 87% FT%, 5.3 rpg, 3.3 apg, 1.5 spg
#15 Paige Marshall (Sr, G, Braintree, Mass.) - 13.8 ppg, 46.7% FG%, 44.4% 3pt%, 5.5 rpg, 4.5 apg, 1.0 spg
#22 Maty Diabate (Fr, F, Holden, Mass.) - 9.8 ppg, 54.8% FG%, 4.5 rpg, 2.0 apg, 1.0 bpg
Notes: Stonehill is ranked fourth in this week's D2SIDA Division II East Regional poll... The Skyhawks head back out on the road for a pre-holiday Northeast-10 matchup with Merrimack looking to put back to back losses behind them and claim their first Conference win of the season... Stonehill leads the NE-10 in scoring with 75.0 points per game and 17.0 assists per game, while committing a league-low 13.3 turnovers per game, ranking third for field goal percentage (.434) and free-throw percentage (.761), sixth for three-point field goal percentage (.314)... Defensively, the Skyhawks are 15th in the NE-10 for scoring defense (71.3 ppg), field goal percentage defense (.427) and three-point field goal percentage defense (.463), ranking seventh for rebound margin (+6.5 per game)... Junior Kelly Martin ranks third among NE-10 scoring leaders and ninth for free-throw percentage... Martin was named to the NE-10's weekly honor roll on Monday after collecting Spalding Player of the Week honors last week... Senior Paige Marshall ranks fourth in the NE-10 for assists per game and shares the league lead for assist/turnover ratio (+6.0/gm)... Freshman Maty Diabate ranks sixth in the Conference for field goal percentage... Head Coach Trisha Brown is in her 15th season at Stonehill and the reigning NE-10 and WBCA East Region Coach of the Year is just ten wins shy of 300 for her career (290-130/.691).
Last Time Out: Merrimack 55, Molloy 53 (11/21/15 at North Andover, Mass.) RECAP
Streak: Won 1
#04 My'Asia Alston (Jr, G, Cohoes, N.Y.) - 12.3 ppg, 73.3% FT%, 3.3 rpg, 2.0 apg, 1.5 spg
#01 Ashley Weissmann (Sr, G, Highland, Calif.) - 11.0 ppg, 10.0 rpg, 1.8 apg, 1.8 spg
#32 Madison Ward (Sr, C, Binghamton, N.Y.) - 10.8 ppg, 51.4% FG%, 4.5 rpg
Notes: Junior forward Savannah Johnson (Palmdale, Calif.) notched her first-ever double-double with a career-high 19 points and 16 rebounds and senior guard Ashley Weissmann (Highland, Calif.) corralled 17 boards of her own, also a career high, as Merrimack defeated Molloy, 55-53, in comeback fashion on Saturday after back to back losses... Three Warriors are averaging in double figures, led by My'Asia Alston with 12.3 ppg. Madison Ward rests at 10.8 ppg through four contests... Senior point guard Tia Scott (New York, N.Y.) leads the NE-10 with 7.0 assists per game and 28 total assists. Nationally, she entered the Molloy contest tied for 10th nationwide in apg... Merrimack, under the direction of Monique LeBlanc, in her fifth season, ranks 12th in the NE-10 for scoring (59.8 ppg) and free-throw percentage (.638), ninth for field goal percentage (.394), fifth for steals per game (7.3), 13th for scoring defense (66.3 ppg) and field goal percentage defense (.404) and eighth for rebound margin (+5.3).