Stonehill College Skyhawks (8-4, 3-3 NE-10)
Bentley University Falcons (10-2, 4-2 NE-10)
Saturday, January 2, 2016 - 1:30 p.m.
Dana Athletic Center - Waltham, Massachusetts
ALL-TIME SERIES (101st Meeting)
Bentley leads 63-37
Last Time They Met:
Stonehill 85, Bentley 71 (2/21/15 at Easton, Mass.) RECAP
Last time out: Stonehill 56, Bloomfield 31 (12/30/15 at Easton, Mass.) RECAP
Streak: Won 2
#15 Paige Marshall (Sr, G, Braintree, Mass.) - 14.8 ppg, .532 FG%, .600 3pt%, .765 FT%, 4.1 rpg, 3.7 apg
#12 Kelly Martin (Jr, G, Scituate, Mass.) - 14.8 ppg, .418 FG%, .857 FT%, 5.6 rpg, 3.8 apg, 1.7 spg
#22 Maty Diabate (Fr, F, Holden, Mass.) - 9.8 ppg, .545 FG%, .786 FT%, 4.8 rpg
Notes: Stonehill, ranked sixth in the most recent D2SIDA East Region media poll, returns to Northeast-10 play with the 101st meeting all-time with rival Bentley... The Skyhawks have won their last two and six of their last eight... Stonehill swept the regular season series against the Falcons last season, marking its first series sweep of its rival since 2008-09... Senior Paige Marshall ranks third among NE-10 leaders for shooting percentage and second in three-point percentage... This afternoon marks a matchup of the top two offensive teams in the NE-10 with the Skyhawks ranking second in scoring (69.0 ppg), free-throw percentage (.760), fewest fouls (15.9) and fewest turnovers per game (14.3), third in field goal percentage (.417) and assists per game (15.5)... On the defensive end, the Skyhawks rank fifth in rebound margin (+5.3), sixth for blocked shots per game (3.4) and have moved up to 12th for scoring defense (61.4 ppg), having held four straight opponents under 60 points, and are ranked 14th in field goal percentage defense (.398)... Bloomfield's 31 points on Wednesday are the fewest points the Skyhawks have allowed since holding Concordia to 28 points in November 2009.
Last time out: Bentley 69, Bridgeport 53 (12/30/15 at Waltham, Mass.) RECAP
Streak: Won 4
#33 Jen Gemma (Jr, F, Milton, Mass.) - 20.4 ppg, .503 FG%, .421 3pt%, .833 FT%, 10.8 rpg, 1.8 apg, 1.3 bpg
#2 Lauren Green (So, G, Demascus, Md.) - 10.3 ppg, .446 FG%, .490 3pt%, .850 FT%, 1.6 apg
#14 Megan Lewis (Fr, G, Sevenoaks, England) - 6.5 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 3.1 apg, 1.9 spg
Notes: Bentley, receiving votes in both Division II national polls and fourth in the D2SIDA East Regional poll, has won four straight after its win over Bridgeport on Wednesday... The Falcons trailed by as much as 17 before rallying for the win... Junior Jen Gemma leads the NE-10 in scoring and ranks second in rebounding, averaging a double-double... Bentley leads the NE-10 in scoring (69.4 ppg), field goal percentage (.443), three-point percentage (.380) and assists per game (16.9), also ranking second for rebound margin (+10.3) and fifth for free-throw percentage (.714) and scoring defense (58.3 ppg).