Mustangs Host Dutchmen, Travel to Widener

Mustangs Host Dutchmen, Travel to Widener

2018-19 Stevenson Women's Basketball
vs. Lebanon Valley, Wednesday, February 6 - 6 pm
at Widener, Saturday, February 9 - 1 pm

COMPLETE NOTES (PDF)

SERIES HISTORY

•  Lebanon Valley took the first meeting with Stevenson this season, winning 66-60 on its home floor.  After the game was tied 27-27 at halftime, the Dutchmen outscored the Mustangs 21-13 in the third before the guests pulled within one in the final period.

•  Stevenson downed Widener 81-74 in Owings Mills Gymnasium on January 12 to take the first meeting of the season.  In last season's meeting in Chester, the Pride pulled out a 77-73 double-overtime triumph.

SCOUTING STEVENSON

•   The Mustangs fell to the top two teams in the MAC Commonwealth standings last week, losing on the road to Messiah and Lycoming.  Senior Jonyae Curry leads the Mustangs with her 15.8 ppg average and is also grabbing 7.8 rebounds per game.  She ranks fifth in the MAC Commonwealth in scoring, sixth in rebounding and fourth in steals.  Denia Campbell is scoring at a 12.7 ppg clip, while Hannah Crist is adding 12.0 ppg.

SCOUTING LEBANON VALLEY

•  The Dutchmen have won three straight and are coming off a 69-61 win at Hood on Saturday.  Anne Lehr and Emily Mealey are the two LVC players in double figures, averaging 12.9 and 12.7 points per game, respectively.  Mealey is grabbing 6.4 rebounds per game.

SCOUTING WIDENER

•  The Pride moved to 17-5 overall with a win over Alvernia at home on Saturday.  Widener features the MAC Commonwealth's leading scorer, Devan Rimmer, who is averaging 19.3 ppg.  Erin Phelan is the other member of the Pride averaging double figures, checking in at 13.0 ppg.

PLAYOFF PICTURE

•  Stevenson is locked into a three-way tie for the fifth and final MAC Commonwealth playoff spot with Albright and Arcadia.  The Mustangs face the two teams directly ahead of them in the standings this week, as Lebanon Valley sits third and Widener fourth, while Stevenson closes out the regular season at Albright.

MUSTANGS COLLECT TWO PLAYER OF THE WEEK AWARDS

•  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.  On January 14, senior Jonyae Curry collected the award after averaging 18.0 points and 8.3 rebounds per game in three games and shooting 49% from the floor.

REACHING 1,000

•  Senior Jonyae Curry scored her 1,000th career point on January 23 against Alvernia, becoming the fourth player in program history to reach the mark.  With 1,057 career points, she sits 208 behind third-place Tanisha Foster on the program's all-time scoring list.

BLOCK PARTY 

•  Sophomore Olivia Coleman has blocked 51 shots in 19 games.  Coleman has 115 career blocked shots in 47 games.  Coleman currently ranks 16th in Division III with her 2.68 blocked shots per game, while she is 23rd in total blocks.

ACCEPTING CHARITY 

•  Jonyae Curry ranks among the best free throw shooters in the country this season.  The senior is shooting 87.7% from the line (100-114) to rank No. 14 in Division III.  Curry is a carrer 81% free throw shooter.

HITTING TRIFECTAS

•  Junior Hannah Crist recorded her 100th career made three-pointer on December 21 against DePauw and now has 115 for her career.  She is sixth in program history and is three behind fifth-place Tonia Cristino (118).

REACHING 70

•  Stevenson is 10-0 this season when it scores at least 70 points.  Last season, the Mustangs were 8-1 when cracking the 70-point mark.

A THIEF IN THE NIGHT

•  Hannah Crist had 10 steals against Alvernia on January 23, ranking as the second-most in a game in program history.  Amanda Poppleton had 11 steals against Notre Dame (Md.) on February 14, 2002.

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.  This season, the Mustangs are 9-4 when shooting better from the floor than their foes.

POSTSEASON PERENNIAL

•  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.

WHAT'S NEXT

•  Stevenson closes out the regular season next week, hosting Hood for Senior Night on Tuesday before heading to Albright for the finale 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.