Stonehill College Skyhawks (8-6, 3-5 NE-10)
Southern Connecticut State University Owls (10-5, 3-4 NE-10)
Saturday, January 9, 2016 - 1:30 p.m.
Moore Fieldhouse - New Haven, Connecticut
Last Time They Met:
Stonehill 82, Southern Connecticut State 74 - OT (1/21/15 at Easton, Mass.) RECAP
Last time out: Le Moyne 65, Stonehill 55 (1/6/16 at Easton, Mass.) RECAP
Streak: Lost 2
#12 Kelly Martin (Jr, G, Scituate, Mass.) - 14.6 ppg, .414 FG%, .857 FT%, 5.4 rpg, 3.9 apg, 1.5 spg
#15 Paige Marshall (Sr, G, Braintree, Mass.) - 13.4 ppg, .511 FG%, .576 3pt%, .789 FT%, 3.9 rpg, 3.8 apg
#22 Maty Diabate (Fr, F, Holden, Mass.) - 10.3 ppg, .546 FG%, .788 FT%, 3.9 rpg
Notes: Stonehill, ranked sixth in the most recent D2SIDA East Region media poll, seeks to get back on track after back to back defeats to open the New Year this afternoon... Freshman Maty Diabate made her first collegiate start and posted a season-high 22 points, but the Skyhawks fell to Le Moyne at Merkert Gym on Wednesday night... Senior Paige Marshall has posted 860 career points in 101 career games as she makes a run at the 1,000-point plateau. She is also on target to make her 100th career start this afternoon - looking to become just the fourth player in program history to reach the century mark in starts... The Skyhawks rank third in the NE-10 for scoring offense (68.0 ppg), but are 12th in scoring defense (63.0 ppf)... Head Coach Trisha Brown is four wins shy of 300 for her career (296-134) in 15 seasons.
SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT STATE
Last time out: Southern Connecticut State 87, Saint Michael's 82 (1/6/16 at New Haven, Conn.) RECAP
Streak: Won 1
#15 Jackie Beathea (Sr, F, Annandale, Va.) - 12.0 ppg, 13.7 rpg, 1.1 bpg, 1.0 spg
#5 Danielle Powell (Sr, F, Middletown, N.Y.) - 11.6 ppg, .419 FG%, .714 FT%, 5.8 rpg, 1.7 apg, 1.1 bpg
#31 Taylor McLaughlin (Jr, F, Colchester, Conn.) - 9.5 ppg, .449 FG%, .800 FT%, 5.2 rpg
Notes: Southern Connecticut State looks to build off Wednesday's win over Saint Michael's and even its Northeast-10 record, while having posted an impressive 10-5 overall mark to date... The Owls have won six of eight despite splitting their last four outings... Senior Jackie Beathea averages a double-double, having totaled eight double-doubles this season, and has collected over 1,000 rebounds for her career... junior Maria Weselyj (Marlborough, Conn.) scored a career-high 24 points in Wednesday night's win over Saint Michael's... Southern ranks fifth in the NE-10 for scoring (66.5 ppg) and 11th in scoring defense (60.3 ppg)... The Owls are under the direction of first year heach coach Kate Lynch, a former All-American at Southern.