Mustangs Look to Keep It Rolling Against Golden Wolves, Knights

Mustangs Look to Keep It Rolling Against Golden Wolves, Knights

2018-19 Stevenson Women's Basketball
vs. Alvernia, Wednesday, January 23 - 6 pm
vs. Arcadia, Saturday, January 26 - 1 pm

COMPLETE NOTES (PDF)

SERIES HISTORY

•  Stevenson has won 12 straight contests against Alvernia.  Earlier this season in Reading, the Mustangs pulled away in the second half for a 77-49 win after leading by six, 33-27, at intermission.

•  The Mustangs saw a 10-game win streak against Arcadia snapped earlier this season, with the Knights recording a 58-52 win in Glenside.  Arcadia trailed 42-34 after three quarters but outscored Stevenson 24-10 in the final frame.

SCOUTING STEVENSON

•   The Mustangs have won four of five and downed Hood 89-62 in its most recent contest last Wednesday. Senior Jonyae Curry leads the Mustangs with her 15.7 ppg average and is also grabbing 7.7 rebounds per game.  She was the MAC Commonwealth Player of the Week last Monday and needs just eight points for 1,000 for her career.  Hannah Crist and Denia Campbell are averaging 12.5 and 12.3 ppg, respectively.

SCOUTING ALVERNIA

•  Alvernia fell 57-48 to Hood on Monday afternoon and the Golden Wolves remain searching for their first MAC Commonwealth victory of the season.  Gabriella DeVito is the lone Alvernia player averaging double figures as she checks in at 11.2 ppg.

SCOUTING ARCADIA

•  Arcadia is coming off a 74-68 overtime win against second-place Lycoming on Monday evening.  Prior to that the Knights, who are 7-2 at home but 0-6 on the road, had dropped four straight.  Taylor Dunn is averaging 18.3 ppg, good for second in the MAC Commonwealth, while Julia Makowski is adding 12.7 ppg.

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.

CLOSING IN ON A MILESTONE

•  Senior Jonyae Curry has scored 992 career points in 95 career games and sits just eight points away from 1,000 for her career.  Curry would be the fourth player in program history with 1,000 career points, joining Sara Tarbert (1,780), Cara Hill (1,389) and Tanisha Foster (1,265).

BLOCK PARTY

•  Sophomore Olivia Coleman has blocked 43 shots in 15 games.  Coleman has 107 career blocked shots in 43 games.  Coleman currently ranks 11th in Division III with her 2.87 blocked shots per game, while she is 17th in total blocks.

HITTING TRIFECTAS

•  Junior Hannah Crist recorded her 100th career made three-pointer on December 21 against DePauw and now has 107 for her career.  She is tied for sixth in program history with Sam Murray and is 11 behind fifth-place Tonia Cristino (118).

REACHING 70

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

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 7-3 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 faces the top two teams in the MAC Commonwealth standings next week, heading to No. 8 Messiah next Wednesday and Lycoming 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.