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WOMEN’S BASKETBALL PREVIEW: HAWKS FINISH ROAD SLATE AT MANHATTAN FRIDAY

Courtesy: Monmouth Sports Information
         
Release: February 23, 2017
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Please find full game notes attached.

 

Monmouth Hawks (12-15, 7-11 MAAC) at Manhattan Jaspers (8-19, 4-14 MAAC)

 

Taylor Nason’s three-point play with 7:01 remaining in the game cut Rider’s lead to four, but a 14-6 Broncs advantage the rest of the way defeated Monmouth University on Tuesday night, 75-63. Behind two double-doubles and a late push, Rider re-joined Quinnipiac at the top of the MAAC standings at 15-3. Julia Duggan registered 18 points and 19 rebounds, while Kamila Hoskova added 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Broncs. McKinzee Barker went into double-figures for the fourth straight game for Monmouth, scoring 13 points with five rebounds. The Hawks set the program record for three-pointers made in a season, as they hit nine more on Tuesday to total 241. The record was previously held by the 2015-16 team who made 238. Freshman Kayla Shaw went 3-5 from beyond the arc and now has 79 three-pointers on the season, just one away from tying the individual single-season program record with two games to play. Monmouth dropped to 12-15 (7-11 MAAC) on the season and looks to snap a three-game losing streak at Manhattan this Friday.

 

SCOUTING THE MANHATTAN JASPERS

Manhattan snapped a four-game losing streak when it defeated Monmouth eight days ago, but is 3-12 over its last 15 games. Kayla Grimme made it tough on Monmouth all night during the first meeting, scoring 25 points (11-15 FG) and grabbing six rebounds. Grimme leads the team with 13.3 points per game. Her 8.0 rebounds per game ranks fourth in the MAAC.  The Jaspers have played just one game since defeating the Hawks, as they were defeated by Quinnipiac on Sunday, 69-49. Grimme posted a near double-double in the loss with nine points and 10 rebounds, while Mikki Guiton scored 10 points off of the bench.

 

ALL-TIME SERIES VS. MANHATTAN

Monmouth and Manhattan will meet for the 22nd time on Friday, with the Hawks holding the slight 11-10 advantage. The two teams met just eight days ago, as Manhattan took the 75-61 win in West Long Branch. The Jaspers went 30-51 (58.8%) from the field and 8-15 (53.3%) from long range.

 

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