|Matchup||Merrimack (7-5) at
Robert Morris (6-6)
|Date/Time||Saturday, January 4, 2020 // 1 p.m.|
|Venue||Hammel Court // North Andover, Mass.|
|Multimedia||Live Stats // Watch // Twitter // Instagram|
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – The Merrimack College women’s basketball hosts Robert Morris University in its first Northeast Conference (NEC) home game in school history. The Warriors are coming off a 63-60 loss to Sacred Heart on Thursday night. Senior Denia Davis-Stewart scored 20 points and pulled in 18 rebounds in the defeat.
Five Things to Know:
1. Davis-Stewart is only 33 points and 107 rebounds away from being the second player in Merrimack College history to achieve the 1,000 point and 1,000 rebound mark. She is averaging 18.4 points and 13.7 rebounds this season.
2. Freshman Jayme DeCesare ranks second in the country in assist to turnover ratio. She has 50 assists to only 11 turnovers, which is good enough for a 4.55 ratio
3. Sophomore Kate Mager is shooting a team-best .466 from long range this season. This percentage also ranks her in the top two in the conference. She is also shooting 94% from the free throw line, which is the best in the Northeast Conference.
4. Merrimack has the best three-point shooting percentage in the NEC conference. The Warriors are 117-324 which is good enough for 36%.
5. Robert Morris is currently 6-6 on the season. Senior Nneka Ezeigbo currently leads the team averaging 14.4 points per game.
Scouting the Opposition
|Merrimack (7-5)||Stat Category||Robert Morris (6-6)|
|68.6||Points Per Game||64.3|
|58.8||Points Allowed Per Game||60.7|
|.390||Field Goal Percentage||.370|
|.361||Three-Point FG Percentage||.299|
|40.8||Rebounds Per Game||35.6|
|Denia Davis Stewart (18.4 ppg)||Points Leader||Nneka Ezeigbo (15.2 ppg)|
|Davis-Stewart (13.7 rpg)||Rebounds Leader||Ezeigbo (8.4 rpg)|
|Jayme DeCesare (4.2 apg)||Assists Leader||Nina Augustin (3.9 apg)|
|Courtney Clasen (1.6 spg)||Steals Leader||Ezeigbo (2.3 spg)|
|Davis-Stewart (5.0 bpg)||Blocks Leader||Ezeigbo (1.1 bpg)|
The Warriors stay at home to faceoff against Bryant next Wednesday at 7 p.m. Merrimack then heads to Central Connecticut State next Saturday. The game is set for 1 p.m.