Stonehill (5-3, 2-3 NE-10)
#13/RV Southern N.H. (8-1, 4-1 NE-10)
Saturday, December 12, 2015 - 1:30 p.m.
SNHU Fieldhouse - Manchester, N.H.
SERIES: Stonehill leads, 37-11
LAST MEETING: Stonehill 64, SNHU 49 (02/14/15 at Easton, Mass.) RECAP
Last time out: Saint Michael's 79, Stonehill 73 (12/05/15 at Easton, Mass.) RECAP
Streak: Lost 1
#12 Kelly Martin (Jr, G, Scituate, Mass.) - 16.3 ppg, .400 FG%, .860 FT%, 5.4 rpg, 3.9 apg, 2.0 spg
#15 Paige Marshall (Sr, G, Braintree, Mass.) - 14.4 ppg, .529 FG%, .500 3pt%, .722 FT%, 3.8 rpg, 4.0 apg
#21 Samantha Hyslip (So, F, Westford, Mass.) - 10.4 ppg, .534 FG%, .714 FT%, 4.6 rpg, 1.9 apg, 1.1 bpg
Notes: Stonehill, ranked seventh in this week's D2SIDA East Region media poll, returns to action after a week off looking to bounce back from a six point setback to Saint Michael's... Junior Kelly Martin leads the way for the Skyhawks in scoring and rebounding, while senior Paige Marshall leads the team with four assists per game... Stonehill boasts the top offense in the NE-10 with 72.5 points per game, also leading the NE-10 for fewest turnovers committed per game (12.8), ranking second for field goal percentage (.428), free-throw percentage (.762) and assists per game (17.3), third for fewest fouls committed per game (15.9), fourth for rebound margin (+4.1/gm), eighth in three-point percentage (.308)... Defensively, the Skyhawks rank third in the NE-10 for blocks per game (3.9), but 15th in scoring defense (67.1 ppg), field goal percentage defense (.426) and three-point percentage defense (.411).
SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE
Last time out: Merrimack 64, SNHU 44 (12/09/15 at Manchester, N.H.) RECAP
Streak: Loss 1
#42 Kylie Lorenzen (Holliston, Mass.) - 11.4 PPG, 7.1 RPG, 2.3 SPG, .568 FG%
#15 Sara Ryan (Quincy, Mass.) - 10.3 PPG, 4.8 RPG, 2.3 APG, 1.1 SPG, 1.4 BPG
#5 Catherine Stinson (Lynn, Mass.) - 8.0 PPG, 4.2 RPG, 2.4 APG, 1.1 SPG, .773%
Notes: Southern New Hampshire, ranked 13th in the D2SIDA Top 25 and receiving votes in the USA TODAY Sports/WBCA Division II poll, suffered its first loss of the season Wednesday as it fell to Merrimack, 64-44. The Penmen, ranked first in the D2SIDA East Regional poll, saw their eight-game winning streak to begin the year snapped as they tie the 1988-89 team for the best start to a season ever. Freshmen Kylie Lorenzen and Brianna Camara each scored 10 points, while grabbing five and six rebounds, respectively. Fellow freshman Aaliyah Paxton finished with seven points and four boards, while sophomore Jennifer Shelp posted seven points, five boards and a pair of blocks. The Penmen turned it over 19 times and shot a season-low 32.8 percent (20-61) from the field, including 0-for-14 from beyond the arc.