Stonehill College Skyhawks (8-5, 3-4 NE-10)
Le Moyne College Dolphins (5-7, 2-4 NE-10)
Wednesday, January 6, 2016 - 5:30 p.m.
Merkert Gymnasium, Easton, Massachusetts
Last time out: Bentley 80, Stonehill 69 (1/2/16 at Waltham, Mass.) RECAP
Streak: Lost 1
Notes: Stonehill, ranked sixth in this week's D2SIDA East Regional poll, looks to bounce back from Saturday's 80-69 setback at rival Bentley, receiving votes in both national polls, which halted a string of four straight games in which the Skyhawks had yielded less than 60 points. Stonehill is ranked second in the NE-10 for scoring offense (69.0 ppg), free-throw percentage (.773) and assists per game (15.8), ranking third for field goal percentage (.418) and fewest fouls committed per game (16.5) as well as fourth for rebound margin (+5.1). The Skyhawks are 14th in the NE-10 for scoring defense (62.8 ppg), and 15th for field goal percentage defense (.406) and three-point percentage defense (.352). Senior Paige Marshall (Braintree, Mass.) and junior Kelly Martin (Scituate, Mass.) average a combined 29.2 points per game to lead Stonehill this season. Martin is averaging 14.8 points (5th NE-10), 5.5 rebounds, 3.7 assists (6th) and 1.6 steals per game, shooting 41.4-percent from the field and 85.7% (54-for-63) at the free-throw line (4th). Marshall adds 14.4 points per game (8th) on 51.5-percent shooting from the floor (5th), including a Conference-high 57.6% from three-point distance (19-for-33), and 78.9% (30-38) at the line (12th). She leads the Skyhawks with 4.1 assists per game (4th) with 4.2 rebounds per game. Sophomore Samantha Hyslip (Westford, Mass.) is chipping in 9.8 points on 50.5% shooting (6th), connecting on 73.2% of her free-throws with a team-high 5.6 rebounds per outing.
Last time out: Le Moyne 47, Southern Connecticut State 38 (1/2/16 at Syracuse, N.Y.) RECAP
Streak: Won 2
Notes: Le Moyne College enters cross divisional play with back to back wins after a 47-38 triumph over Southern Connecticut State at home on Saturday. Senior Maggie Brown (Cortland, N.Y.) recorded her second straight double-double to lead the Dolphins past the Owls in the defensive slugfest with a game-high 13 points, pulling down ten rebounds for her fifth double-double of the season. Senior Lauren Salzbrenner (Sheboygan, Wis.) scored eight of her 12 points in the second half, while classmate Vandell Andrade (Cranston, R.I.) grabbed a team-high 11 rebounds. Andrade leads Le Moyne with 16.8 points (3rd NE-10) and 9.8 rebounds per game (4th), shooting 43.1-percent from the field, adding 2.9 assists and 2.2 steals per contest (3rd). Brown contributes 12.2 points on 43.2% shooting, 7.6 rebounds (6th), 2.1 assists and 1.8 steals per outing. Le Moyne ranks ninth in the NE-10 for scoring offense (64.5 ppg) and eighth for scoring defense (58.9 ppg), ranking second for fewest turnovers per game (14.5), third in rebound margin (+6.3), fourth for steals per game (8.4), fifth for blocked shots per game (3.6), eighth for free-throw percentage (.667), 11th in field goal percentage (.382) and 12th in three-point percentage.