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WOMEN’S BASKETBALL PREVIEW: HAWKS TRAVEL TO RIDER TUESDAY

Courtesy: Monmouth Sports Information
         
Release: February 20, 2017
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Monmouth Hawks (12-14, 7-10 MAAC) at Rider Broncs (20-6, 14-3 MAAC)

Monmouth had three players score in double-figures, but Marist featured four players with at least 16 points to resist the Hawks’ comeback attempts and take the 76-66 win on Saturday night. Senior Christina Mitchell recorded her 13th career double-double in the loss, registering 12 points and 10 rebounds. Sophomore McKinzee Barker matched a scoring career-high for the third time, adding 16 points and four rebounds. Monmouth dropped to 12-14 (7-10 MAAC) on the season, and will travel to Rider this coming Tuesday. The Broncs are second in the conference at 14-3 and have won seven straight games. The Hawks are closing in on multiple program records from beyond the arc. Freshman Kayla Shaw (76) needs four three-pointers to tie the program record for threes made in a season by an individual, while the team (232) needs just six threes to tie the program record for three-pointers made in a single-season.

 

SCOUTING THE RIDER BRONCS

The Broncs have stormed to the top of the MAAC standings thanks to a seven-game winning streak. Rider is currently ranked second in the conference behind Quinnipiac with a game in hand. The team is led by Robin Perkins who averages 16.2 points per game at 52 three-pointers. Kamila Hoskova adds 12.7 points per game and 5.2 rebounds. Julia Duggan rounds out the double-digit scorers with 10.5 points per contest and leads the team in rebounding at a 7.5 per game rate. Freshman Stella Johnson has started all 26 games and leads the MAAC with 74 steals.

 

ALL-TIME SERIES VS. RIDER

Monmouth and Rider will meet for the 43rd time on Tuesday, with the Hawks holding the 28-14 all-time advantage. In the first meeting between the teams this season, Monmouth led for over 38 minutes of the game but notched a season-high 29 turnovers and were edged by Rider, 71-69. The Hawks shot a season-high 50.0% (26-52) from the field while holding the Broncs to just 36.7% (22-60), but Rider went 23-29 from the free throw line while Monmouth went just 6-8.

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