Women's Hoop Hosts Marymount, Albright

Women's Hoop Hosts Marymount, Albright

2018-19 Stevenson Women's Basketball
vs. Marymount - Wednesday, December 5, 6 pm
vs. Albright - Saturday, December 8, 1 pm

COMPLETE NOTES (PDF)

STORY LINES

  • Stevenson returns five of its top six scorers and 69% of its offensive output from a season ago.  A total of 10 members of the roster are returning from last season.
  • The Mustangs were picked second in the MAC Commonwealth preseason coaches poll behind defending conference champion and nationally-ranked Messiah.
  • Sophomore Denia Campbell was named the MAC Commonwealth Player of the Week November 19 after averaging 19 points and three assists per game while shooting 52% from the floor.
  • Senior Jonyae Curry is a two-time MAC Commonwealth all-conference performer.  She was a Second Team choice in 2018 and an Honorable Mention selection in 2017.  Curry enters the Lycoming game 134 points shy of 1,000 for her career.
  • Junior Hannah Crist has started all but one game over her first two-plus seasons.  She enters the week eight three-pointers shy of 100, as she has 92 in 65 career games.
  • Freshman Olivia Coleman ranks 10th in Division III in total blocks (20) and 19th in blocked shots per game (2.86).
  • Stevenson scored a single-game record 92 points in a 92-51 win against Methodist on November 17.  The previous record of 90 was set against Polytechnic on January 17, 2005.
  • The Mustangs are 31-3 since the start of the 2016-17 season when shooting a higher field goal percentage than its opponent.
  • Stevenson has made five straight postseason appearances.  The Mustangs qualified for the ECAC championship in 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018 and won the Commonwealth Conference title and the program's first-ever NCAA berth in 2015.

SERIES HISTORY

•   Marymount defeated Stevenson 66-53 last season at Marymount on December 18.  The last meeting between the two teams at Owings Mills Gymnasium took place on November 27, 2016, with the Mustangs prevailing 57-44.

     Albright has won six straight meetings with Stevenson and swept the season series last season, winning 75-53 in Reading and 76-61 in Owings Mills.  The Mustangs led 35-27 at halftime but the Lions outscored their hosts 25-9 in the third quarter.

SCOUTING STEVENSON

•   Stevenson has dropped three straight and is coming off a 63-55 setback to Lycoming at home on Saturday.  Jonyae Curry leads three Stevenson players averaging double figures at 15.6 ppg, while Hannah Crist (12.6) and Denia Campbell (12.3) are also averaging double figures in the scoring column.

SCOUTING MARYMOUNT

•  The Saints are third among other teams receiving votes in this week's D3hoops.com Top 25 and have won four straight.  Marymount has won four in a row and is coming off a 56-51 win in its Atlantic East opener against Neumann Saturday.  The Saints were 25-4 and reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament last season.

SCOUTING ALBRIGHT

•  Albright is 0-2 in MAC Commonwealth play heading into Wednesday night's game at Widener.  The Lions, who were 20-8 and an NCAA Tournament participant in 2017-18, are coming off a 66-65 loss at home to Lebanon Valley.

CAMPBELL NAMED PLAYER OF THE WEEK

•  Sophomore Denia Campbell was named the MAC Commonwealth Player of the Week on November 19 after averaging 19.0 ppg and 3.0 assists per game in a 2-0 week.  Campbell had 18 points in the setback at Christopher Newport, then scored a career-high 27 points on 11-13 shooting in a 92-51 win over Methodist.  She closed out the week with 12 points against North Carolina Wesleyan.

SCORING IN BUNCHES

•  Stevenson broke a nearly 14-year old record for points in a game in its 92-51 win over Methodist on November 17.  The old record of 90 points was set in a 90-61 win at Polytechnic (N.Y.) on January 17, 2005.  The 41-point margin of victory was the largest since a 76-31 win against Goucher last season.

SHOOT TO SCORE

•  Stevenson was 17-1 last season when it shot a higher percentage from the floor than its opponent in 2016-17 and was 12-0 last season.

WHAT'S NEXT

•  After breaking for finals next week, the Mustangs close out MAC Commonwealth play in 2018 by traveling to Arcadia next Saturday.

MUSTANG SPORTS NETWORK

•  All Stevenson women's basketball home games can be seen and heard on the Mustang Sports Network.  To watch, simply visit www.gomustangsports.tv, or visit the Stevenson University Athletics Roku channel.  To listen to the broadcast of any home game, simply visit sfmsports.net.