Mustangs Look to Make Final Playoff Push Against Hood, Albright

Mustangs Look to Make Final Playoff Push Against Hood, Albright

2018-19 Stevenson Women's Basketball
Tuesday, February 12 vs. Hood - 6 pm
Saturday, February 16 at Albright - 1 pm

COMPLETE NOTES (PDF)

SERIES HISTORY

•  Stevenson has won 12 straight against Hood, including an 89-62 triumph over the Blazers in Frederick earlier this season.  The Mustangs had a season-low seven turnovers in the victory.

•  Albright has won seven straight matchups with the Mustangs, including a 66-57 win in Owings Mills earlier this season.

SCOUTING STEVENSON

•   The Mustangs kept their MAC Commonwealth playoff chances alive with a split last week, defeating Lebanon Valley before falling 71-70 at Widener on Saturday.  Senior Jonyae Curry leads the Mustangs with her 16.3 ppg average and is also grabbing 7.7 rebounds per game.  She ranks fourth in the MAC Commonwealth in scoring, eighth in rebounding and fourth in steals.  Hannah Crist and Denia Campbell are adding 11.7 and 11.6 ppg, respectively, while Olivia Coleman is recording 8.9 points and a team-best 8.9 rebounds per game.

SCOUTING HOOD

•  The Blazers have dropped five straight and are coming off a 76-40 road loss at Lycoming on Saturday.  Mia Savoy is the lone Hood player averaging double figures, checking in at 13.2 ppg, while Maggie Tien is scoring at a 9.6 ppg clip.

SCOUTING ALBRIGHT

•  Albright battles Alvernia on Wednesday night but fell to Messiah 74-47 on Saturday afternoon.  The Lions are with Stevenson in the logjam in the middle of the MAC Commonwealth standings.  Zaria Mohamed leads Albright with her 10.2 ppg average.

PLAYOFF PICTURE

•  Two games separates fourth through seventh in the MAC Commonwealth standings, with fourth-place Lebanon Valley sitting at 8-6.  No. 5 Arcadia is 7-7 and currently holds the final conference tournament berth, while Stevenson and Albright sit at 6-8 overall.  Messiah, Lycoming and Widener have already clinched tournament berths.

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.

REACHING 1,000

•  Senior Jonyae Curry scored her 1,000th career point on January 23 against Alvernia, becoming the fourth player in program history to reach the mark.  With 1,099 career points, she sits 166 behind third-place Tanisha Foster on the program's all-time scoring list.

BLOCK PARTY 

•  Sophomore Olivia Coleman has blocked 53 shots in 21 games.  Coleman has 117 career blocked shots in 49 games.  Coleman currently ranks 17th in Division III with her 2.52 blocked shots per game, while she is 24th in total blocks.

ACCEPTING CHARITY 

•  Jonyae Curry ranks among the best free throw shooters in the country this season.  The senior is shooting 87.2% from the line (123-141) to rank among the national leaders.  Curry is a career 81.3% free throw shooter.

HITTING TRIFECTAS

•  Junior Hannah Crist recorded her 100th career made three-pointer on December 21 against DePauw and now has 117 for her career.  She is sixth in program history and is one behind fifth-place Tonia Cristino (118).

REACHING 70

•  Stevenson is 10-1 this season when it scores at least 70 points.  Last season, the Mustangs were 8-1 when cracking the 70-point mark.

A THIEF IN THE NIGHT

•  Hannah Crist had 10 steals against Alvernia on January 23, ranking as the second-most in a game in program history.  Amanda Poppleton had 11 steals against Notre Dame (Md.) on February 14, 2002.

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 10-4 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

•  Should Stevenson qualify for the MAC Commonwealth Championship, it begins Monday with the No. 4 vs. No. 5 game.  Semifinals are set for Wednesday, February 20 with the championship game set for Saturday, February 23.

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.