Mustangs Prepare For Three Home Games This Week

Mustangs Prepare For Three Home Games This Week

2018-19 Stevenson Women's Basketball
vs. Stockton, Monday, January 7 - 7 pm
vs. No. 11 Messiah, Wednesday, January 9 - 8 pm
vs. Widener, Saturday, January 12 - 1 pm

COMPLETE NOTES (PDF)

SERIES HISTORY

•  Stevenson has downed Stockton each of the past two seasons, winning last season 82-65 in New Jersey and in the 2016-17 season 63-50 at home.

•  Messiah has won seven straight against Stevenson, including wins in the MAC Commonwealth semifinals each of the past three seasons. The Falcons swept all three meetings a year ago.

•  Stevenson and Widener split a pair of meetings last season.  The Mustangs prevailed 73-60 at home, then dropped a 77-73 double overtime contest in Chester, Pa.

SCOUTING STEVENSON

•   The Mustangs picked up their first MAC Commonwealth win of the season Thursday, going on the road to defeat Alvernia 77-49.  Senior Jonyae Curry is averaging 14.5 ppg and 7.8 rpg.  She ranks eighth in the MAC Commonwealth in scoring and rebounding.  Denia Campbell and Hannah Crist are adding 12.7 and 12.5 ppg, respectively.

SCOUTING STOCKTON

•  The Ospreys saw a three-game win streak snapped with a 68-67 setback at New Jersey City on Saturday.  April Peterson leads three Stockton players averaging double figures with 12.9 ppg, while Emily Donzanti and Natalie Miller are adding 12.8 and 10.0 ppg, respectively.

SCOUTING MESSIAH

•  After a season-opening loss to York (Pa.), Messiah has reeled off 13 straight victories and is No. 11 in the most recent D3hoops.com Top 25.  Maci Thornton and Alecia Rohrer lead the Falcons, scoring 16.8 and 16.4 ppg, while Rohrer is grabbing 12.9 rebounds per game.

SCOUTING WIDENER

•  Widener has won three straight and downed Lebanon Valley last Saturday.  Devan Rimmer is scoring at a 19.4 ppg clip and leads the MAC Commonwealth in scoring.  Erin Phelan is the other Pride player in double figures at 12.8 ppg.

CAMPBELL NAMED PLAYER OF THE WEEK

•  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.  Campbell had 18 points in the setback at Christopher Newport, then scored a career-high 27 points on 11-13 shooting in a 92-51 win over Methodist.  She closed out the week with 12 points against North Carolina Wesleyan.

CLOSING IN ON A MILESTONE

•  Senior Jonyae Curry has scored 916 career points in 91 career games and sits just 84 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 33 shots in 11 games.  Coleman has 97 career blocked shots in 39 games.

HITTING TRIFECTAS

•  Junior Hannah Crist recorded her 100th career made three-pointer on December 21 against DePauw and now has 103 for her career.  She ranks seventh in program history and needs four to catch sixth-place Sam Murray, who had 107 from 2009-13.

REACHING 70

•  Stevenson is 5-0 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.

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 non-conference play next Monday (Jan. 7) when it hosts Stockton.

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.